22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
2
Fira
— 4 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
3
Rethymnon
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Chania Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Athens
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Brussels

3
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elia Beach and Platis Gialos Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Super Paradise Beach and Agios Sostis Beach. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, kick back and relax at Ornos Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Mykonos Town is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in August, with highs in Mykonos Town at 33°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Elia Beach, Ornos Beach
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Matoyianni Street ©
Matoyianni Street
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach

4
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Visit Perivolos and Vlychada Beach for some beach relaxation. Santo Winery and Ancient Thera are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, and do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ancient Thera, Skaros Rock, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Perivolos, Akrotiri LightHouse
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Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

4
nights
Rethymnon

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Matala beach and Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos). Step off the beaten path and head to Monastery of Arkadi and Frangokastello Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: Lake Kournas (in Kournas), Palace of Faistos (in Sivas) and St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ligaria Beach, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, take in the exciting artwork at Moozart Wood Art Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Rethymnon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In August in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Matala, Lake Kournas, Palace of Faistos, Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon, St. Nicholas Church
Highlights from your plan
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)
Matala beach ©
Matala beach

4
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Falassarna Beach and Kedrodasos Beach. Get in touch with nature at Seitan Limania Beach and Agii Apostoli Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Ancient Falassarna in Falassarna (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, learn about winemaking at Manousakis Winery, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chania Town vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rethymnon to Chania Town by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Falassarna, Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete, German War Cemetery, Kedrodasos Beach, Manousakis Winery
Highlights from your plan
Kedrodasos Beach ©
Kedrodasos Beach
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach

6
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Mount Lycabettus. Visiting Asteras Glyfada Beach and Vouliagmeni Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio), Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church (in Glyfada) and Megalo Kavouri (in Vouliagmeni). Next up on the itinerary: visit Anafiotika, appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chania Town to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Temple of Poseidon
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Anafiotika ©
Anafiotika
Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon

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