21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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21 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h
2
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Paleokastritsa, Corfu
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Durban

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Panormos Beach and Kapari Beach. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Little Venice, stroll through Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Kalo Livadi Beach, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip app .

Durban, South Africa to Mykonos Town is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Durban in June since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia 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 26th (Wed), do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village, and then kick back and relax at Caldera Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, 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 June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Megalochori - Traditional Village, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Boutari Winery
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 28th (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, then examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Heraklion trip maker app .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Heraklion are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at History War Museum, then Head underground at Keri Caves, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Limnionas Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach).

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tsilivi trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Heraklion to Tsilivi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Paleokastritsa.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

History War Museum, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Keri Caves, Porto Limnionas
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Keri Caves ©
Keri Caves

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue and then make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Spyridon First Beach, examine the collection at Casa Parlante, then admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kaiser's Throne.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Paleokastritsa holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tsilivi to Paleokastritsa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Paleokastritsa sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, St. Spyridon First Beach, Kaiser's Throne
Highlights from your plan
Aqualand Corfu Water Park ©
Aqualand Corfu Water Park
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue

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.
Kids will enjoy The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Astros Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae) and Corinth (Acrocorinth & Archea Korinthos). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, contemplate the long history of Bourtzi, and take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nafplio online itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Paleokastritsa to Nafplio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Paleokastritsa in July since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Corinth, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Astros Beach, Arkadiko Bridge
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Acropolis Museum and Acropolis of Athens. Spend the 9th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Plaka, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

Plan trip to Athens with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in July, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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