21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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21 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h
2
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
4
Agios Spyridonas, Corfu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4​h
6
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Saint Louis

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.
Get in touch with nature at Panormos Beach and Elia Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Paradise Beach and Platis Gialos Beach. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, stop by Antica Murrina, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town tour builder site .

Saint Louis, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Saint Louis in October since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Antica Murrina, Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 19th (Sat), examine the collection at Monastery of Profitis Ilias, then take a pleasant ride with Santo Horse Riding, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. On the next day, make a trip to Akrotiri LightHouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldera Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri day trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In October in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Monastery of Profitis Ilias
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red 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 21st (Mon), contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion tour itinerary builder website .

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Agios Spyridonas.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Reptisland
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Agios Spyridonas, Corfu

Agios Spyridonas ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through Kerasia Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Spyridon Second Beach, and then stroll through St. Spyridon First Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Foresta Nisos, then kick back and relax at Chouchoulio Beach, and then Head underground at Nissaki Cave.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Agios Spyridonas trip itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Heraklion to Agios Spyridonas with the Route module. Traveling from Heraklion in October, Agios Spyridonas is little chillier at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Agios Spyridonas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kerasia Beach, Chouchoulio Beach, Nissaki Cave
Highlights from your plan
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach
Kerasia Beach ©
Kerasia Beach
Nissaki Cave ©
Nissaki Cave

3
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.
Old Fortress Corfu and Corfu Museum of Asian Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Yali Beach and Arkoudilas Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Donkey Farm (in Chlomos), Alikes Lefkimis (in Molos) and Corfu Donkey Rescue (in Paleokastritsa). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor and take in the exciting artwork at Emporion D'artes.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Agios Spyridonas to Corfu Town takes 1.5 hours. In October in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Alikes Lefkimis, Yali Beach, Arkoudilas Beach, Donkey Farm, Corfu Donkey Rescue
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

1
night
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
On the 28th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, then see the interesting displays at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora, and finally don't miss a visit to Meteora.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka route maker .

Getting from Corfu Town to Kalambaka by combination of ferry and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Corfu Town in October; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 66°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

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.
On the 29th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, then contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, and finally get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), examine the collection at The Angelos and Eva Sikelianos Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hosios Loukas.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Delphi road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in October: high temperatures in Delphi hover around 72°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Archaeological Museum and Plaka. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus. Spend the 2nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, look for gifts at Old Orient Jewelry, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Athens trip planning tool .

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. In October, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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