22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
Ferry
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Naxos
— 3 nights
Ferry to Heraklion, Taxi to Hersonissos
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Hersonissos, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paleokastritsa, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly
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Milos
— 3 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Ferry to Karpathos
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Karpathos
— 2 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Durban

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Akrotiri, Santorini

— 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then do a tasting at Santo Winery, then enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, step into the grandiose world of Castelli of Emporio, then kick back and relax at Perivolos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri trip planner.

Durban, South Africa to Akrotiri is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. In June, Akrotiri is a bit warmer than Durban - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naxos

— 3 nights
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Popular historic sites such as Naos Tou Apollona - Portara and Old Town are in your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Agios Prokopios Beach and Agia Anna Beach will thrill your kids. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mikri Vigla Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Naxos trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Akrotiri to Naxos by ferry takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, then observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and finally explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fortress Spinalonga, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, and then kick back and relax at Stalis Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Naxos to Hersonissos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Naxos in June, Hersonissos is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Crete

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza, admire the landmark architecture of Agia Irini Convent, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panagia Chalevi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Episkopi Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Four Martyrs Church.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hersonissos to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Paleokastritsa.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Corfu

— 1 night
Heartily dedicated to tourism, Corfu's popular resort town of Paleokastritsa lures vacationers with lavish hotels and beaches surrounded by a hilly countryside of olive groves and fragrant fruit orchards.
On the 25th (Tue), expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Paleokastritsa. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at La Grotta Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paralia Agios Georgios, and then stop by Elisabeth's Gift & Jewellery Shop.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paleokastritsa online day trip planner.

You can fly from Rethymnon to Paleokastritsa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Paleokastritsa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Milos.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Milos

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kleftiko Beach and Firiplaka Beach. Kids will enjoy Paliochori Beach and Thiorichia Beach. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Venetian Castle of Milos, kick back and relax at Kalogries Beach, and stroll through Sarakiniko Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Milos vacation planning site.

Getting from Paleokastritsa to Milos by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Karpathos.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Karpathos

— 2 nights
Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Amoopi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Diakoftis Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Zoodochos Pigi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): kick back and relax at Apella Beach and then stroll through Lefkos Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Karpathos tour itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Milos to Karpathos in 14 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Karpathos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Lindos, Rhodes

— 3 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Prasonisi Beach and Lindos Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Agathi Beach and Castle of Monolithos. There's much more to do: stroll through Glystra Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dormition of Theotokos Church, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of the Panagia.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lindos trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Karpathos to Lindos in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Lindos, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nightlife

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.