My fiance and I are going to Greece for our honeymoon and we wanted some advice on our preliminary itinerary. We are in our mid 30's and are visiting Greece in June. We'd like to focus on the islands and are planning to spend only 1 day in Athens, followed by 3 nights in Mykonos, 3 nights in Santorini, and 7 nights in Crete. We would love your thoughts on this itinerary... is this the right amount of time in each location? Are we missing out on any key sights/things to do in these locations? Thanks!
Day 1: Travel day to Athens
Day 2: Athens - Landing in the AM, check into hotel, Visit Acropolis & Parthenon
Day 3: Ferry from Athens to Mykonos - Relax at hotel then Paradise Beach
Day 4: Mykonos - Delos half day then relax at hotel
Day 5: Mykonos - TBD on what to do (any suggestions??)
Day 6: Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini - Check into hotel, then Oia to Fira hike; Sunset in Oia or Fira
Day 7: Santorini - Pygros and Kamari beach
Day 8: Santorini - Thirasia (volcano and hot springs)
Day 9: Ferry from Santorini to Crete (Heraklion) - Spend AM in Santorini; PM in Heraklion; Overnight in Heraklion
Day 10: Crete - Heraklion (Museum), Palace of Knossos, Palace of Phaistos, Drive to Matala; Overnight in Matala
Day 11: Crete - See Matala & Preveli; Drive to Rethymnon - Overnight in Rethymnon
Day 12: Crete - Rethymnon fortress, monastery, and beach; Overnight in Rethymnon
Day 13: Crete - Drive to Chania in AM, See Old Town and Akrotri Peninsula; Overnight in Chania
Day 14: Crete - Hike Samaria Gorge; Overnight in Chania
Day 15: Crete - Elafonisi and Kissamos Beaches; Overnight in Chania
Day 16: Fly from Chania to Athens early AM and catch flight home out of Athens (Travel day)
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