22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece vacation planner

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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Milos
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Paros
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 2 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Heraklion
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Hersonissos, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
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Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
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 Bella Aurora & Thalassa and Helicopter Tours. When in Fira, make a side trip to see La Ponta in Akrotiri, approximately Akrotiri away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Vlychada Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fira online tour planner.

Madrid, Spain to Fira is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for slightly colder days in Fira, with highs around 35°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Milos.

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Milos

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Paliochori Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thiorichia Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Venetian Castle of Milos. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Alogomandra Beach, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological museum of Milos, and then get a dose of the wild on Odysseus A. Yacht Cruises.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Milos trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Milos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, then take a stroll through Little Venice, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company, race across the water with a speed boat tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town vacation planning website.

Getting from Milos to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 4 hours. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Paros

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou, then take in the waterfront activity at Old Port of Naoussa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parikia Town. On the next day, look for gifts at ONEIPA Concept Store, steep yourself in history at Lefkes, and then kick back and relax at Martselo beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paros trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Paros in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Paros can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Paros

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Shopping

Naxos Town, Naxos

— 2 nights
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): examine the collection at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki, then view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Drossiani Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Maragas Beach. On your second day here, stop by Naxia Sweet Home, relax and rejuvenate at Naxos Island Gym, explore the ancient world of Naos Tou Apollona - Portara, then examine the collection at Theatrical Museum Iakovos Kampanellis, and finally see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Naxos Town trip builder site.

Ride a ferry from Paros to Naxos Town in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Naxos Town are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Beaches

Side Trips

Lindos, Rhodes

— 3 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Agios Pavlos Beach and Stegna Beach. Step out of Lindos with an excursion to Prasonisi Beach in Kattavia--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Glystra Beach, head outdoors with Pefkos Beach, stroll through Agathi Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery Tsambika.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Lindos online travel route planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Naxos Town to Lindos in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Lindos sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Crete

— 2 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
On the 30th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Aegeo Spas, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum of Gouves, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hersonissos travel route planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Hersonissos in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Lindos in July, Hersonissos is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Athens journey website.

You can fly from Hersonissos to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hersonissos in July; daily highs in Athens reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Kalambaka

— 2 nights
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Fanari Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Porta Panagia, take in the views from Stone Bridge Gate, then admire the landmark architecture of Koursoum Mosque, and finally examine the collection at Tsitsani Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, don't miss a visit to Theopetra's Prehistoric Cave, take an in-depth tour of Hellenic Culture Museum, make a trip to Saint Nicholas Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and finally see the interesting displays at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kalambaka online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Kalambaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in August; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums

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.