5 days in Greece Itinerary

5 days in Greece Itinerary

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5 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Subway:  5 h 30 min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Athens is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 26th (Fri), do a tasting at Boutari Winery, ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri online vacation planner.

You can fly from Athens to Akrotiri in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Boutari Winery
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 27th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip itinerary planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. June in Heraklion sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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