22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 3 nights
Bus to Athens, Fly to Tsilivi (Planos)
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Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos
— 2 nights
Ferry to Pesáda, Drive to Skala
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Skala, Kefalonia
— 2 nights
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Apollonii, Lefkada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, stop by Monastiraki, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Athens road trip tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Athens. Traveling from Jeddah in August, expect Athens to be slightly colder, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Nafplio

— 3 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 10th (Tue), spend a day of historical exploration at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, and take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nafplio trip site.

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Tsilivi (Planos).

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos

— 2 nights
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Nicholas Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at St Nicholas Beach, then make a short side trip with Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips, and finally look for gifts at Cinnabar. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Roxa Beach, stroll through Porto Limnionas, and then kick back and relax at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tsilivi (Planos) trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Nafplio to Tsilivi (Planos) in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tsilivi (Planos), with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Skala.

Things to do in Tsilivi (Planos)

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Skala, Kefalonia

— 2 nights
Mass tourism has transformed the once-sleepy village of Skala into a modern seaside resort, its major attraction a well-developed beach that happens to be one of the longest and sandiest on the island of Cephalonia.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Skala Beach, then stop by Mandola Concept Store, and then get a dose of the wild on Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Dimitrios-Efthimia. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Koroni Beach, then stroll through Kanali Beach, and then experience rural life at Dias Beekeeping.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Tsilivi (Planos) to Skala in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Apollonii.

Things to do in Skala

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Apollonii, Lefkada

— 2 nights
Apollonioi is a former municipality on the island of Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at Kalamitsi Beach, stroll through Kathisma Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Milos Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Egremni Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Temple of Apollo Ruins, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kavalikefta Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Megali Petra Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Apollonii tour website.

You can travel from Skala to Apollonii in 4 hours. In August in Apollonii, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Apollonii

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 3 nights
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.
Corfu Town is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu, and don't miss a visit to Spianada Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town trip planner.

Traveling by car from Apollonii to Corfu Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Heraklion.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Castello del Molo (Koules), experience rural life at Snail Farm and Fun, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and finally learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, meet the residents at CRETAquarium, and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip planner.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Heraklion in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Corfu Town in August, plan for little chillier days in Heraklion, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira day trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli) and then wander the streets of Little Venice.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town road trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches · 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.