19 days in Greece Itinerary

19 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Athens
— 1 night
Fly
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Naxos Town
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Drive
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Chania Town
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Knosos
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Knosos, Crete
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kaloi Limenes, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport

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Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Athens day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. June in Athens sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will leave for Naxos Town on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Transportation

Naxos Town

— 2 nights
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Visit Kastro and Old Town for their historical value. Let the collections at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos and Eggares Olive Press Museum capture your imagination. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Naxos Town road trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Naxos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Naxos Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll set off for Fira on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Naxos Town

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Fira

— 5 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Red Beach and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Akrotiri and Monastery of Dominican Sisters will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fira holiday builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Naxos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Fira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion as well as Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Palace of Faistos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Matala beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion travel planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Chania Town

— 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.
On the 22nd (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Chania, then take in the exciting artwork at Folklore Museum of Chania, and finally examine the collection at MINOAN'S WORLD. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Falassarna Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chania Town route planner.

You can drive from Heraklion to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a stroll through Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Voula Beach, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Athens trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Chania Town to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Knosos.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Knosos, Crete

— 3 nights
You've now added The Palace of Knossos to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Silva Daskalaki Winery and then explore the stunning scenery at Kounaviano Gorge. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Knosos road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Knosos. Traveling from Athens in June, expect nights in Knosos to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. You'll set off for Kaloi Limenes on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Knosos

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Kaloi Limenes, Crete

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Agiofarago beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kali Limenes Beach and then kick back and relax at Agiofarago beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kaloi Limenes itinerary planning site.

Getting from Knosos to Kaloi Limenes by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Kaloi Limenes, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Kaloi Limenes

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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.

Naxos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and advantageous winds, the island offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and other watersports. Most of the island's western coastline boasts one sandy beach splashed by blue waters rich in marine life--a big draw for amateur scuba divers. The mountainous interior provides a look at the quieter side of the island, featuring a patchwork of lush valleys, quaint villages, and ancient sites. For a change of pace and a bit of modern dining and shopping, visit Hora, the island's biggest city.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Chania Prefecture travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Marinas · National Parks
Covering Crete's western section, Chania prefecture features some of the island's least spoiled natural areas, as well as its only freshwater lake. Most tourists concentrate on the prefecture's namesake capital, overlooking the dramatic landscapes of the region's sprawling national park. Designated as one of UNESCO's biosphere reserves, the park contains a rugged gorge known for sheltering many endemic plant species and providing a much-needed refuge for the rare kri-kri goat. Test your best hiking shoes by exploring this nature lover's paradise on day trips from the town of Chania, or settle in one of the nearby villages and spend your vacation touring the island's less-frequented southwestern shore.