21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 2 nights
2
Hersonissos, Crete
— 2 nights
3
Oia, Santorini
— 4 nights
4
Nafplio
— 2 nights
5
Delphi
— 2 nights
6
Athens
— 5 nights

2
nights
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Throne of Helios and Lindos Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rhodes Town: Pefkos Beach (in Pefkos) and Monastery Tsambika (in Kolimbia). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), stroll through Tsambika Beach, look for gifts at To Magazaki Handmade, and view the masterpieces at La Magia.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rhodes Town trip planner.

Des Moines, USA to Rhodes Town is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Des Moines in March: highs in Rhodes Town hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tsambika Beach, To Magazaki Handmade, Lindos Beach, Pefkos Beach, Monastery Tsambika
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Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Throne of Helios ©
Throne of Helios

2
nights
Hersonissos, Crete

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, and then go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor.

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Fly from Rhodes Town to Hersonissos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rhodes Town in March since evenings lows in Hersonissos dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, The Palace of Knossos, Lake Voulismeni
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Church of Saint Titus ©
Church of Saint Titus
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor

4
nights
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ancient Thera and Museum of Prehistoric Thira. Take a break from Oia with a short trip to Akrotiri in Akrotiri, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and steep yourself in history at The castle of St Nicholas.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oia trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hersonissos to Oia in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Hersonissos in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Oia, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Fira, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Santo Winery, Ancient Thera, Skaros Rock
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Archaeological Museum of Nauplion and The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, steep yourself in history at Bourtzi, and step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nafplio travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Oia to Nafplio in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. Traveling from Oia in March, things will get slightly colder in Nafplio: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Archaeological Museum of Nauplion ©
Archaeological Museum of Nauplion
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

2
nights
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Delphi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), thentake in the awesome beauty at Parnassus, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Delphi trip tool.

You can drive from Nafplio to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In March in Delphi, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Mount Lycabettus and Panathenaic Stadium. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Athens tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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