21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip planner

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Chania Town, Crete
— 3 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry
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Paros
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Milos
— 6 nights
Ferry to Piraeus, Taxi to Athens
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Athens
— 4 nights
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Chania Town, Crete

— 3 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ira Jewellery Platanias, Iguana Beach and Agii Apostoli Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cave of St John the Hermit and Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aspri Limni Beach and Apostolakis Handmade Ceramics. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Falassarna Activities (in Falassarna), Archaeological Museum of Kissamos (in Kissamos) and Cretan Brewery S.A. (in Platanias). There's more to do: examine the collection at Ancient Olive Tree.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chania Town attractions website.

Warsaw, Poland to Chania Town is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Warsaw to Chania Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Warsaw in August: high temperatures in Chania Town hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete

— 1 night
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.
For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip planner.

Getting from Chania Town to Heraklion by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paros.

Things to do in Heraklion

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Paros

— 6 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Memories Jewellery, Kolymbithres Beach, Rofos Boat Tours, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Livadia Beach and Golden Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monastery of Agios Antonios and Venetian Fortress. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Logaras Beach, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum Parou, tour the pleasant surroundings at Faragas Beach, and examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas..

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paros online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Paros takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milos.

Things to do in Paros

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Milos

— 6 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sarakiniko Beach, Paliochori Beach, Agia Kiriaki Beach, and other attractions you added. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mandrakia Beach and Achivadolimni. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alogomandra Beach and Ancient Roman Theatre - Milos. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Odysseus A. Yacht Cruises, explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Milos, see the interesting displays at Sand Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological museum of Milos.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Milos online attractions planner.

Getting from Paros to Milos by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September in Milos, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've added Herod Atticus Odeon, National Archaeological Museum, Melissinos Art -The Poet Sandal Maker, and other attractions to your itinerary. Temple of Hephaestus and Erechtheion will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre and Philopappos Hill. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, and stop by Maris Exclusive Jewelry.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Athens visit planner.

Getting from Milos to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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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.