20 days in Greece Itinerary

20 days in Greece Itinerary

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20 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Skala, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  5​h
3
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Athens
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h
6
Kamari, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
Let the collections at Corfu Museum of Asian Art and Achilleion Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Corfu Donkey Rescue and Paleokastritsa Beach. Explore Corfu Town's surroundings by going to Marathias Beach (in Marathias), Alikes Lefkimis (in Molos) and Arkoudilas Beach (in Kavos). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Spiridon, stroll through Yali Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Corfu Town online trip itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to Corfu Town is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Corfu Town at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Skala.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Arkoudilas Beach, Yali Beach, Marathias Beach, Achilleion Museum
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

2
nights
Skala, Cephalonia

Skala ©
Mass tourism has transformed the once-sleepy village of Skala into a modern seaside resort, its major attraction a well-developed beach that happens to be one of the longest and sandiest on the island of Cephalonia.
On the 25th (Tue), kick back and relax at Mounda Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Skala Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Argo Daily Cruises. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Makris Gialos Beach, then kick back and relax at Kanali Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kaminia Beach.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Skala trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Corfu Town to Skala in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Skala can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Skala

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kaminia Beach, Makris Gialos Beach, Mounda Beach, Kanali Beach
Highlights from your plan
Argo Daily Cruises ©
Argo Daily Cruises
Skala Beach ©
Skala Beach
Makris Gialos Beach ©
Makris Gialos Beach

2
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, explore the ancient world of Arkadiko Bridge, and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Astros Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nafplio online journey planner .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Skala to Nafplio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Skala in June since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Astros Beach
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore and learn at National Archaeological Museum and Acropolis Museum. Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in June since evenings lows in Athens dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then do a tasting at Douloufakis Winery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Heraklion tour builder site .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for slightly colder days in Heraklion, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Kamari.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kamari, Santorini

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Get some historical perspective at Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. Do some cultural sightseeing at Artemis Karamolegos Winery and Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.. Step out of Kamari to go to Akrotiri and see Santo Horse Riding, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through KAMARA BEACH, see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kamari vacation planner .

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Kamari in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kamari can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Kamari

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Artemis Karamolegos Winery, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Boutari Winery
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Panormos Beach and Paradise Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Little Venice and Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Elia Beach and stroll through Kalo Livadi Beach.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Kamari to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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