22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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22 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
5
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Olympia
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  20​h
End: Vancouver

2
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.
Explore Corfu Town's surroundings by going to Speed Boats Tours (in Kavos), Corfu Donkey Rescue (in Paleokastritsa) and Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press (in Vraganiotika). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and step into the grandiose world of New Fortress.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town travel route builder app .

Vancouver, Canada to Corfu Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Corfu Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Corfu Town: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Speed Boats Tours, Corfu Donkey Rescue, Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Speed Boats Tours

3
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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Corfu Town in July, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Antica Murrina, Kalo Livadi Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Go for a jaunt from Fira to Akrotiri to see Santo Horse Riding about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, stroll through Kamari Beach, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Oia, Tomato Industrial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Matala beach (in Matala) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, and take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion road trip planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reptisland, Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Matala beach
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, wander the streets of Plaka, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Heraklion in July, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae), Corinth (Acrocorinth & Archea Korinthos) and The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Nafplio day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nafplio, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mycenae, Corinth, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

3
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, and finally relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo Epikourios, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and finally appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Olympia online tour planner .

Getting from Nafplio to Olympia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Olympia, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Temple of Apollo Epikourios, The Old Watermill
Highlights from your plan
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Temple of Apollo Epikourios ©
Temple of Apollo Epikourios

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