20 days in Greece Itinerary

20 days in Greece Itinerary

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20 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Yellowknife
Fly:  26​h
1
Athens
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Litochoro
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Milos
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Paros
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Ios
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Yellowknife

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fortress Palamidi and Archaeological Museum of Nauplion. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Athens trip planning app .

Yellowknife, Canada to Athens is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Yellowknife to Athens. Traveling from Yellowknife in August, expect Athens to be warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Litochoro.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nafplio, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
nights
Litochoro

Litochoro ©
Litochoro is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Explore hidden gems such as Dion Archaeological Park and Church of Agia Paraskevi - Tempi. Monastery of St. Dionysios in Olympus and Agios Nikolaos Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Litochoro: Larissa (Ieros Naos Agiou Achilliou & Monument of Bucephalus) and Sotiri Rema (in Elatochori). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Geological History Museum Olympus and pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Dionisios Church in Olympos.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Litochoro travel planner.

Getting from Athens to Litochoro by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Athens in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Litochoro, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Milos.

Things to do in Litochoro

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Larissa, Dion Archaeological Park, Sotiri Rema, Geological History Museum Olympus, Church of Agia Paraskevi - Tempi
Highlights from your plan
Dion Archaeological Park ©
Dion Archaeological Park
Geological History Museum Olympus ©
Geological History Museum Olympus
Church of Agia Paraskevi - Tempi ©

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological museum of Milos, step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Milos, then examine the collection at Sand Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kastanas Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Ancient Roman Theatre - Milos and then kick back and relax at Kalogries Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Milos trip itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litochoro to Milos. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Milos when traveling from Litochoro in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Paros.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Archaeological museum of Milos ©
Archaeological museum of Milos
Venetian Castle of Milos ©
Venetian Castle of Milos
Ancient Roman Theatre - Milos ©
Ancient Roman Theatre - Milos

2
nights
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
On the 5th (Thu), examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization, then kick back and relax at Aliki Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parikia Town. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Piso Aliki Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paros trip planner .

You can drive from Milos to Paros in 8 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ios.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani

2
nights
Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Gremiotissa Church, step into the grandiose world of Paleokastro, and then kick back and relax at Mylopotas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Zoodohos Pigi monastery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manganari Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ios trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Paros to Ios in 5 hours. In September in Ios, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fira.

Things to do in Ios

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

The Zoodohos Pigi monastery
Highlights from your plan
Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach
Manganari Beach ©
Manganari Beach
The Zoodohos Pigi monastery ©
The Zoodohos Pigi monastery

5
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Spas. Museum-lovers will get to explore Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Archaeological Museum Fira. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fira: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Perivolos) and SYMPOSION by La Ponta (in Akrotiri). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, examine the collection at Megaro Gyzi Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fira route maker site .

You can drive from Ios to Fira in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Fira are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Castelli of Pyrgos, Tomato Industrial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira

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