19 days in Greece Itinerary

19 days in Greece Itinerary

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19 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Naxos Town
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  2 h 30 min
2
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Chania Town
— 1 night
Shuttle:  2 h
4
Heraklion
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
5
Ios
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Fira
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
7
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: London

1
night
Naxos Town

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): wander the streets of Kastro, wander the streets of Old Town, then take in the exciting artwork at Fish & Olive, and finally contemplate the long history of The Jesuit Palace.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Naxos Town itinerary maker app .

London, UK to Naxos Town is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Naxos Town reach 34°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

The Jesuit Palace, Fish & Olive
Highlights from your plan
Kastro ©
Kastro
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive
Old Town ©
Old Town

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Corinth Canal (in Corinth), Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens road trip planner .

Getting from Naxos Town to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. While traveling from Naxos Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Nauplion Promenade, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Corinth Canal
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, then stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, and finally delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Chania Town travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Athens to Chania Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Chania Town, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Souda
Highlights from your plan
Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery

2
nights
Heraklion

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, stop by Nerium Oleander, then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Paterianakis- Κτήμα Πατεριανάκη, and finally do a tasting at Winery Stilianou.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion day trip planning tool .

Getting from Chania Town to Heraklion by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Ios.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Tris Klissies, then kick back and relax at Manganari Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kolitsani Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mylopotas Beach, kick back and relax at Ag. Theodoti Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Gremiotissa Church.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ios trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Ios takes 3 hours. August in Ios sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fira.

Things to do in Ios

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Manganari Beach ©
Manganari Beach
Kolitsani Beach ©
Kolitsani Beach
Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach

4
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of Fira to go to Akrotiri and see SYMPOSION by La Ponta, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, and make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fira trip site .

Traveling by car from Ios to Fira takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Imerovigli, Tomato Industrial Museum, Ancient Thera
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, make a trip to Rarity Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town tour planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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