13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fira
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyrgi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rhodes Town
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rethymnon
— 2 nights
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Fira

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
We've included these beaches for you: Vlychada Beach and Red Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Wine Tours & Tastings. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Santorini Sailing, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Santo Winery, and see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Fira vacation planner.

Atlanta, USA to Fira is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Fira, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, then wander the streets of Plaka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Athens route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Pyrgi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Pyrgi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for gifts at Xrysa Margounaki, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mavra Volia, then examine the collection at The Chios Mastic Museum, and finally wander the streets of Pyrgi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pyrgi online road trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Pyrgi by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Pyrgi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rhodes Town

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
On the 12th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, don't miss a visit to Mandraki Harbour, then steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery Tsambika, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stegna Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Panagia Katholiki.

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Traveling by car from Pyrgi to Rhodes Town takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Rhodes Town, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Rethymnon

— 2 nights
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi, then appreciate the history behind Symbol of Rethymnon City, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and finally explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas.

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You can fly from Rhodes Town to Rethymnon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Chios travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Mastic Island
Rich history and scenic landscapes make Chios one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Aegean. Nicknamed the "Mastic Island" because it remains one of the world's major producers and exporters of mastic gum, Chios offers visitors a chance to explore medieval villages and age-old monasteries. Start at the ancient settlement serving as the island's center of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Alternatively, make the southwestern port of Mesta your base for touring a cluster of satellite islands reachable by boat or ferry. The island is nearer to the Turkish coastline than the Greek mainland, and as a result shares much of eastern Turkey's topography of rugged crags and fragrant citrus groves.

Rhodes travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.

Crete travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.