21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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21 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Casablanca
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Elafonisos
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Skala, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h
6
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h
7
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
Ferry:  2​h
8
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3​h 45​min
9
Paleokastritsa, Corfu
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Casablanca

1
night
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pounta Beach and then kick back and relax at Panagia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lefki Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία, and then kick back and relax at Megali Paralia.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Elafonisos trip itinerary builder tool .

Casablanca, Morocco to Elafonisos is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Casablanca to Elafonisos due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia
Pounta Beach ©
Pounta 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.
On the 14th (Wed), kick back and relax at Astros Beach, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and then take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Tolo Beach, contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, and then get engrossed in the history at Epidaurus Archaeological Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip itinerary app .

Getting from Elafonisos to Nafplio by car takes about 4 hours. In August in Nafplio, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Epidavros, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Astros Beach
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Glyfada Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, and wander the streets of Plaka.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Athens road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in August, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Vasilikos, Zakynthos

Vasilikos ©
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Step out of the city life by going to Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Gerakas Beach. Visit Makris Gialos Beach and Vrahos Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vasilikos: Mikro Nisi Beach (in Mikro Nisi), Ampoula Beach (in Tragaki) and Xigia Beach (in Koroni). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamaki Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Banana Beach, and stop by Cinnabar.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vasilikos route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Athens to Vasilikos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, plan for little chillier nights in Vasilikos, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Skala.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Xigia Beach, Makris Gialos Beach, Mikro Nisi Beach, Kalamaki Beach, Ampoula Beach
Highlights from your plan
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach

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 22nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Mounda Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Skala Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Argo Daily Cruises. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Makris Gialos Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanali Beach, and then explore the activities along Kaminia Beach.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Skala tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Vasilikos to Skala takes 4 hours. August in Skala sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Skala

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 24th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, then learn about winemaking at Lyrarakis Winery, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion day trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Skala to Heraklion in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Heraklion are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, take a pleasant ride with Santo Horse Riding, take an in-depth tour of SYMPOSION by La Ponta, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri online visit planner .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. August in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Boutari Winery
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

2
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.
On the 27th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and finally wander the streets of Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Sostis Beach, and then stroll through Panormos Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town route planning site .

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In August in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Paleokastritsa.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Paleokastritsa, Corfu

Paleokastritsa ©
Heartily dedicated to tourism, Corfu's popular resort town of Paleokastritsa lures vacationers with lavish hotels and beaches surrounded by a hilly countryside of olive groves and fragrant fruit orchards.
Get outdoors at Corfu Donkey Rescue and St. Spyridon First Beach. Get some cultural insight at Corfu Museum of Asian Art and Mon Repos Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Marathias Beach (in Marathias) and Corfu Town (Casa Parlante & Old Fortress Corfu). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yali Beach, look for gifts at Corfu Ceramics, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paleokastritsa Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Paleokastritsa tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mykonos Town to Paleokastritsa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paleokastritsa, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Marathias Beach, Yali Beach, Corfu Ceramics, St. Spyridon First Beach
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach

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