20 days in Greece Itinerary

20 days in Greece Itinerary

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20 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + bus:  19​h 45​min
1
Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Naxos
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
5
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Take a break from the city and head to Agios Pavlos Beach and Stegna Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Tsambika Beach and Agathi Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Ancient Kamiros in Kalavarda (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindos Beach, contemplate the long history of The Church of the Panagia, and explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lindos trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Lindos is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Lindos is 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in September, with highs in Lindos at 33°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tsambika Beach, Agathi Beach, Stegna Beach, Ancient Kamiros
Highlights from your plan
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Perivolos and Red Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Ancient Thera. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, and explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fira online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Fira takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Amoudi Bay, Santo Winery, Skaros Rock
Highlights from your plan
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Archaeological Site of Delos and Rarity Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Agios Sostis Beach and Kalo Livadi Beach. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, and kick back and relax at Kapari Beach.

To see maps and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town sightseeing app .

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. September in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Archaeological Site of Delos, Kalo Livadi Beach, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site of Delos ©
Archaeological Site of Delos
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach

2
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaka Beach, steep yourself in history at Kastro, then contemplate the long history of Old Town, and finally explore the ancient world of Portara. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mikri Vigla Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Prokopios Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Naxos day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mykonos Town to Naxos takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 6th (Sun), take a stroll through Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Athens online route maker .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Naxos to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In October in Athens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Grotta Beach and Paralia Agios Georgios. Get a sense of the local culture at Achilleion Museum and Old Fortress Corfu. Get out of town with these interesting Corfu Town side-trips: Barbati Beach (in Barbati), Corfu Donkey Rescue (in Paleokastritsa) and St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Timoni Beach, see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Paleokastritsa, and take a stroll through Corfu Old Town.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Corfu Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Porto Timoni Beach, St. Spyridon First Beach, Achilleion Museum, Paralia Agios Georgios
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Porto Timoni Beach ©
Porto Timoni Beach
Paralia Agios Georgios ©
Paralia Agios Georgios

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