18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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18 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Kalamaki
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Pythagorion
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Fira
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  3 h
6
Rethymnon
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Chania Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
9
Milos
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

1
night
Kalamaki

Home to a world-famous beach serving as a protected nesting ground for endangered loggerhead sea turtles, Kalamaki sits on the southeastern coastline of Zakynthos.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Dionisios Church and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamaki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Porto Limnionas and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kalamaki holiday planning app .

Montreal, Canada to Kalamaki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Montreal in August, things will get a bit warmer in Kalamaki: highs are around 39°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Kalamaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Agios Dionisios Church, Speed Boats Tours, Porto Limnionas
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Porto Limnionas ©
Porto Limnionas

2
nights
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, examine the collection at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, examine the collection at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora, then take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Kalamaki to Kalambaka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kalamaki in August; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 6th (Thu), take a stroll through Plaka, then make a trip to Erechtheion, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip site .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Pythagorion.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Pythagorion

Pythagorion ©
On the 8th (Sat), Head underground at Monastery of Panagia Spiliani, then explore the ancient world of Heraion of Samos, then make a trip to Samos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lemonakia Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pythagorion trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Athens to Pythagorion. In August in Pythagorion, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Pythagorion

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kokkari
Highlights from your plan
Heraion of Samos ©
Heraion of Samos

2
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and then stop by the White, Santorini. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, then stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and finally learn about winemaking at Santo Winery.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fira trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Pythagorion to Fira with the Route module. When traveling from Pythagorion in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fira: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Imerovigli, Santo Winery, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Amoudi Bay
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

2
nights
Rethymnon

Rethymnon ©
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.
On the 11th (Tue), look for gifts at Olive Wood Traditional Workshop, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi, then explore the activities along Lake Kournas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, get interesting insight from Tours, and then take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rethymnon trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Rethymnon in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lake Kournas, Reptisland, Olive Wood Traditional Workshop, St. Nicholas Church
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Off-Road Tours
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

2
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Chania Venetian Lighthouse, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Falassarna Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chania Town trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a bus from Rethymnon to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete, Falassarna Beach
Highlights from your plan
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum

2
nights
Mykonos Town

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Sostis Beach, then stop by Little Venice, and then don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalafatis Beach, kick back and relax at Kalo Livadi Beach, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip app .

Fly from Chania Town to Mykonos Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Chania Town in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Milos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Agios Sostis Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Matoyianni Street ©
Matoyianni Street
Kalafatis Beach ©
Kalafatis Beach

2
nights
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): kick back and relax at Sikia Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleftiko Beach, and then kick back and relax at Provatas Beach. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Firiplaka Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsigrado Beach, and then stroll through Sarakiniko Beach.

Plan my day in Milos using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Milos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Milos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Tsigrado Beach ©
Tsigrado Beach

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