21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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21 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Taxi:  23​h 15​min
1
Naxos
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h 30​min
4
Lassi, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Kalamaki, Zakynthos
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Milos
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kastro and Plaka Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mikri Vigla Beach and Agios Prokopios Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Naxos side-trips: Parikia (Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral & Parikia Town), Mykonos Town (Rarity Gallery & Matoyianni Street) and Lefkes (in Paros). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, stop by Ta Axotica Gift Shop, delve into the distant past at Portara, and take an in-depth tour of Venetian Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Naxos online itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Naxos is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Naxos is minus 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Naxos at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paros, Mykonos Town
Highlights from your plan
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Kastro ©
Kastro

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Perivolos and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Do some cultural sightseeing at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral and Museum of Prehistoric Thira. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Akrotiri LightHouse, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira trip planner .

Getting from Naxos to Fira by car takes about 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ancient Thera, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Santo Winery, Amoudi Bay, Akrotiri LightHouse
Highlights from your plan
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral ©
Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Barbati Beach and La Grotta Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of Saint Spiridon and Achilleion Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paleokastritsa Monastery, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and wander the streets of Corfu Old Town.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town road trip tool .

You can fly from Fira to Corfu Town in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Fira in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Corfu Town, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lassi.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Achilleion Museum, Barbati Beach, La Grotta Beach, Monastery of Paleokastritsa
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Paleokastritsa ©
Monastery of Paleokastritsa
Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum

2
nights
Lassi, Cephalonia

Lassi ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Memorial Acqui Division and Monastery of Agios Gerasimos. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Makris Gialos Beach and Skala Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lassi: Myrtillo (in Divarata) and Drogarati Cave (in Chaliotata).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lassi trip maker website .

Explore your travel options from Corfu Town to Lassi with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Lassi are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kalamaki.

Things to do in Lassi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cephalonia, Skala Beach, Memorial Acqui Division, Myrtillo, Gentilini Winery & Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos Beach
Makris Gialos Beach ©
Makris Gialos Beach
Gentilini Winery & Vineyards ©
Gentilini Winery & Vineyards

2
nights
Kalamaki, Zakynthos

Kalamaki ©
Home to a world-famous beach serving as a protected nesting ground for endangered loggerhead sea turtles, Kalamaki sits on the southeastern coastline of Zakynthos.
On the 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Dafni Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Dionisios Church, then examine the collection at Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, and finally kick back and relax at Kalamaki Beach. On the next day, putt your heart out at Fantasy Mini Golf and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gerakas Beach.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kalamaki tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lassi to Kalamaki in 4 hours. September in Kalamaki sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Milos.

Things to do in Kalamaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, Gerakas Beach, Agios Dionisios Church, Fantasy Mini Golf, Dafni Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Aristeon Ecological Olive Press ©
Aristeon Ecological Olive Press
Dafni Beach ©
Dafni Beach

3
nights
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Do your shopping at The Art House - Photography Milos and Faskomilo. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Firiplaka Beach and Paliochori Beach. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kleftiko Beach, don't miss a visit to Adamas World War Two Bomb Shelter, explore the striking landscape at Papafragas Cave, and explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Milos.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Milos road trip planning tool .

Fly from Kalamaki to Milos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Firiplaka Beach ©
Firiplaka Beach
Paliochori Beach ©
Paliochori Beach

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