21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 2 nights
Fly
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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Athens
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fira
— 4 nights
Drive
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Akrotiri
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Drive
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Agios Stefanos
— 2 nights
Drive to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Fly to Mumbai

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Rhodes Town, Rhodes

— 2 nights
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.
On the 13th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Faliraki Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Agathi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lindos Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rhodes Town online route planner.

Mumbai, India to Rhodes Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Rhodes Town. In August, daily temperatures in Rhodes Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thessaloniki

— 1 night

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, explore the ancient world of Rotunda, then steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, and finally steep yourself in history at Ladadika District.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki route builder.

Getting from Rhodes Town to Thessaloniki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Rhodes Town in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Kalambaka

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

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Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Thessaloniki in August since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites

Delphi

— 1 night
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 17th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Delphi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and then relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Delphi trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Delphi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Head to Ermou Street and Technohoros Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, view the masterpieces at Pandora Art Gallery, and stop by Kerannymi.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens online vacation planner.

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 August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fira

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Visit Ancient Thera and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Kamari Beach and Skaros Rock. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing, shop like a local with Oia Treasures Art Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fira route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Fira, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Akrotiri

— 2 nights

Greek Pompeii

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 25th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then stop by Faros Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then kick back and relax at Perivolos.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Akrotiri trip planner.

Akrotiri is very close to Fira. August in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

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.
On the 27th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then kick back and relax at Elia Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalo Livadi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take a stroll through Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town journey maker app.

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. August in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Agios Stefanos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Agios Stefanos

— 2 nights
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Agios Stefanos Beach and Loggas Beach. Get in touch with nature at Porto Timoni Beach and Arillas Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Agios Stefanos road trip planning app.

You can drive from Mykonos Town to Agios Stefanos in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Agios Stefanos, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Agios Stefanos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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.

Thessaly travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gardens
Home to the tallest mountain in Greece, the region of Thessaly boasts two well-developed ski resorts. Vastly different from other parts of the country that draw tourists with their beaches and ancient ruins, Thessaly offers diverse landscapes that include vast plains, deep lakes, and soaring mountain peaks. The Sporades islands complete the Thessalian landscape, providing vacationers with access to sun-drenched coastlines and tiny settlements preserving an age-old way of life long lost on the mainland. To see one of the world's largest and oldest monastic complexes, add the town of Kalambaka to your itinerary.

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.

Corfu travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Specialty Museums · Bars & Clubs
Island of the Phaeacians
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Corfu retains many reminders of the island's Venetian, British, and French heritage.The northernmost of the Ionian Islands, the mild-weathered city made it into mythology as the idyllic place where Poseidon enjoyed marital bliss with the nymph Korkyra. Allegedly named after this mythical beauty, the island offers a blend of well-developed seaside areas and pristine mountain ranges, popular with both package tourists and casual backpackers. The island's top attraction remains the pleasant city of Corfu, an architectural gem made for sightseeing on foot. The island also serves as a convenient jumping-off point for tours of the Albanian and Italian coastlines.