20 days in Greece Itinerary

20 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Drive to Hydra
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Hydra
— 2 nights
Drive to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Fly to Santorini Airport
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Fira
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Ferry to Rafina, Drive to Delphi
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Delphi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Athens
— 3 nights
Fly

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Hydra

— 2 nights
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. On the 28th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, then stroll through Agios Nikolaos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bisti Beach. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum), admire the masterpieces at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mikro Kamini.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hydra driving holiday planner.

Seattle, USA to Hydra is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. You can also travel. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect Hydra to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Hydra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Fira

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Explore hidden gems such as Santo Winery and Santorini Tours. Get some cultural insight at Gaia Winery and Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos. Change things up with these side-trips from Fira: Akrotiri (Experience Horse Riding & La Ponta). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Red Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fira online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Hydra to Fira with the Route module. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Mykonos Town

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the waterfront activity at Old Port, and then do a tasting at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, then stroll through Paradise Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panayia Tourliani.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Spas · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Delphi

— 5 nights
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Delphi and Temple of Apollo In Delphi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Delphi Archaeological Museum and Bread Museum of Amfiklia. Change things up with these side-trips from Delphi: Hani of Gravia (in Gravia), Hosios Loukas (in Distomo) and Oracle of Trophonius (in Livadia). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Angelos and Eva Sikelianos Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), fly like a bird with Paragliding Fun, and brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Delphi online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mykonos Town to Delphi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Mykonos Town in October, plan for little chillier nights in Delphi, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Olympia

— 2 nights
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, then have fun and explore at Legends Of Greek Mythology, and then kick back and relax at Palouki beach. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Olympia road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. October in Olympia sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then stop by Plaka.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Drive from Olympia to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

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.

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.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

Central Greece travel guide

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Ruins · History Museums · Churches
Central Greece became a major travel destination thousands of years ago, known around the ancient world as the home of the famous oracle of Apollo. Today, the small town of Delphi and its eponymous archaeological site top the itinerary of most visitors to Central Greece. Sightseers visit this site by the thousands to admire the mastery of ancient Greek builders, who constructed a vast complex of buildings to mark what they thought of as the center of the universe. The rest of the region remains a less-trodden land of pristine mountains, rivers, forests, ravines, and caves. Central Greece also contains a long coastline and boasts some of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean.