21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Heraklion
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Heraklion, Crete
— 12 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kardamili
— 1 night
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Drive to Kalamata Airport, Fly to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Drive to Gouvia
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Gouvia, Corfu
— 2 nights
Drive to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Fly to Newark

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Heraklion, Crete

— 12 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Heraklion: Matala (Matala Beach & Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)), Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary (in Mires) and Sivas (Palace of Faistos & Moni Odigitrias). Dedicate the 14th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, meet the residents at CRETAquarium, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and learn about winemaking at Douloufakis Winery.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Heraklion online holiday planner.

Newark, USA to Heraklion is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Heraklion, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Heraklion are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 16th (Fri), stroll through Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 1 night

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 18th (Sun): wander the streets of Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then identify plant and animal life at GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. While traveling from Mykonos Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kardamili.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Kardamili

— 1 night
On the 21st (Wed), take a tour by water with Dive Code, tour the pleasant surroundings at Delfinia Beach, and then stop by The Bead Shop Kardamyli.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kardamili trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Athens to Kardamili takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Athens in July, Kardamili is slightly colder at night with lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Gouvia.

Things to do in Kardamili

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Gouvia, Corfu

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): have a few drinks at The Boathouse Bar & Cocktails, then stop by Mezzo Mezzo, then examine the collection at Casa Parlante, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art and then surround yourself with nature on Madalena Boat Trips.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gouvia route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kardamili to Gouvia. In July, daily temperatures in Gouvia can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gouvia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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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.