21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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21 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h
4
Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  6​h 45​min
5
Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  3​h 30​min
6
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h 15​min
7
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

2
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.
Visiting Barbati Beach and La Grotta Beach will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Paleokastritsa Monastery and Old Fortress Corfu. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Achilleion Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, pause for some photo ops at Holocaust Memorial of Corfu, and see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Corfu Town trip site .

Cape Town, South Africa to Corfu Town is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town in September, things will get a bit warmer in Corfu Town: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

La Grotta Beach, Achilleion Museum, Monastery of Paleokastritsa, Barbati Beach
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Monastery of Paleokastritsa ©
Monastery of Paleokastritsa
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town

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.
Get in touch with nature at Keri Caves and Blue Caves. Popular historic sites such as Agios Dionisios Church and Saint Nicholas Church are in your itinerary. Explore Vasilikos' surroundings by going to Xigia Beach (in Koroni) and Ampoula Beach (in Tragaki). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gerakas Beach, brush up on your military savvy at History War Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamaki Beach.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Corfu Town to Vasilikos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Vasilikos sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Xigia Beach, Keri Caves, Kalamaki Beach, Ampoula Beach, History War Museum
Highlights from your plan
Keri Caves ©
Keri Caves
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Poseidon and National Archaeological Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Plaka, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Vasilikos to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

3
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
We've included these beaches for you: Agathi Beach and Agios Pavlos Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Pefkos Beach and Lindos Beach. Go for a jaunt from Lindos to Kalavarda to see Ancient Kamiros about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Monastery Tsambika, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of the Panagia, and explore the historical opulence of Monolithos Castle.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lindos road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Lindos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ancient Kamiros, Agathi Beach, Monastery Tsambika, Pefkos Beach, Castle of Monolithos
Highlights from your plan
Monastery Tsambika ©
Monastery Tsambika
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia

2
nights
Chania Town, Crete

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Seitan Limania Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Kournas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, then visit a coastal fixture at Chania Venetian Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Agii Apostoli Beach.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chania Town trip maker website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Lindos to Chania Town in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lindos in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chania Town, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Seitan Limania Beach, Lake Kournas, German War Cemetery, Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, St. Nicholas Church
Highlights from your plan
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera ©

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 27th (Fri), examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, view the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then visit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse, and finally do a tasting at Santo Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

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Getting from Chania Town to Fira by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santo Winery, Skaros Rock, Ancient Thera, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kalo Livadi Beach and Matoyianni Street. Visiting Agios Sostis Beach and Paradise Beach will get you outdoors. When in Mykonos Town, make a side trip to see Archaeological Site of Delos in Delos, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Little Venice, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, and make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Agios Sostis Beach, Kapari Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Paradise Beach, Archaeological Site of Delos
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site of Delos ©
Archaeological Site of Delos
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach

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