18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip planner

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Fly
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Ferry
2
Milos
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Drive
4
Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
Taxi to Heraklion, Ferry to Fira
6
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
7
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly

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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Hephaestus and Temple of Poseidon. Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Athens online tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Athens due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in July: high temperatures in Athens hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Milos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Milos

— 4 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Venetian Castle of Milos and Ancient Roman Theatre - Milos. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sarakiniko Beach and Paliochori Beach. It doesn't end there: stroll through Firiplaka Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Kleftiko Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Milos online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Athens to Milos by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, expect nights in Milos to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Milos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Heraklion, Crete

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): do a tasting at Douloufakis Winery, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and finally learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Vassiliki's Herb Broidery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum of Gouves, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Paterianakis.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion holiday planner.

Getting from Milos to Heraklion by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Chania Town, Crete

— 2 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, examine the collection at Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos, explore the different monuments and memorials at Venizelos Graves, then see the interesting displays at Museum Of Typography, then look for gifts at Melody Ceramics, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chania Town trip planner.

You can drive from Heraklion to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. July in Chania Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Rethymnon, Crete

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop, pause for some serene contemplation at Four Martyrs Church, then take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, then visit Rethymnon Old Town, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ancient Eleutherna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Kalivaki Beach, then examine the collection at War Museum Askifou, then do a tasting at Winery Dourakis, and finally steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon attractions planning tool.

Drive from Chania Town to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore and learn at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Akrotiri and Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord. Change things up with a short trip to La Ponta in Akrotiri (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, step into the grandiose world of Castelli of Pyrgos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fira trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Rethymnon to Fira takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or fly. In August in Fira, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Naos tou Apollona - Portara and Paraportiani Church. You'll get in some beach time at Elia Beach and Platis Gialos Beach. Step out of Mykonos Town to go to Eggares and see Eggares Olive Press Museum, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Paradise Beach, look for gifts at Mytho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town tour itinerary site.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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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.