18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  4 h
6
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, and kick back and relax at Lia Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Mykonos Town is minus 8 hours. In July, Mykonos Town is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Saint Anna, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Venture out of the city with trips to Oia (Naval Maritime Museum, Mnemossyne Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, learn about winemaking at Vassaltis Vineyards, and kick back and relax at Caldera Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Fira holiday builder tool.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Fira are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Santorini, Imerovigli, Boutari Winery
Highlights from your plan
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
nights
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 (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, thenexamine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, thenlearn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, and finally explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, thenget engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

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

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. July in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Heraklion in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Athens, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Meteora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kalambaka tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Athens to Kalambaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, Kalambaka is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

4
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Venture out of the city with trips to Speed Boats Tours (in Kavos), Marathias Beach (in Marathias) and Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press (in Vraganiotika). There's lots more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, kick back and relax at La Grotta Beach, stroll through Paleokastritsa Beach, and make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Corfu Town trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Corfu Town in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in August, Corfu Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Speed Boats Tours, Marathias Beach, Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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