22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip planner

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Athens
— 4 nights
Fly
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Paradise Beach, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Taxi to Mykonos, Ferry to Akrotiri
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Akrotiri, Santorini
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tyros
— 1 night
Drive
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Skoutari
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kalamata Airport, Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Heraklion
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Heraklion, Crete
— 4 nights
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Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get in touch with nature at Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach. Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Plaka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and visit Kolonaki Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens online visit planner.

Calgary, Canada to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in May: highs in Athens hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Paradise Beach.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip

Paradise Beach, Mykonos

— 3 nights
Sun-drenched Paradise Beach remains largely responsible for Mykonos' nickname, the "Ibiza of Greece." Considered one of the island's major attractions, the beach draws a young crowd of hedonists with its bars and clubs, serving cold drinks and a party atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Panormos Beach and Super Paradise Beach. Relax by the water at Platis Gialos Beach and Elia Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, stroll through Kapari Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paradise Beach online holiday builder.

You can fly from Athens to Paradise Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. May in Paradise Beach sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Paradise Beach

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santorini

— 3 nights

Greek Pompeii

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kamari Beach and Caldera Beach. Akrotiri and Venetsanos Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Akrotiri with an excursion to Vourvoulos Beach in Vourvoulos--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, do a tasting at Boutari Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mesa Pigadia Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Akrotiri road trip planner.

Getting from Paradise Beach to Akrotiri by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Tyros.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Tyros

— 1 night
Tyros is a tourist and old naval town in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. On the 24th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panagia Elona, then make a trip to Plateia Kosma, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Fokianos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Monastery of Saint Nicholas of Sintza, then kick back and relax at Plaka Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tigani beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tyros road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Akrotiri to Tyros takes 12 hours. Traveling from Akrotiri in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Tyros. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Skoutari.

Things to do in Tyros

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skoutari

— 4 nights
Skoutari is a village and a community of the municipality of East Mani. Get a sense of the local culture at Akrotiri Tenaro Lighthouse and Agiou Nikolaou Church. Relax by the water at Skoutari Beach and Mavrovouni Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Foneas Beach (in Kardamili), Marmari Beach (in Marmari) and Agios Nikolaos Beach (in Agios Nikolaos). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Alypa Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Skoutari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tyros to Skoutari takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Tyros in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Skoutari, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Skoutari

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete

— 4 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.
Visiting Fortress Spinalonga and Stalis Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Palace of Knossos and Rethymnon Old Town. Take a break from Heraklion with a short trip to Matala Beach in Matala, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Heraklion online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Skoutari to Heraklion. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Skoutari in May since evenings lows in Heraklion dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.