22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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22 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nafplio
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Subway + Fly + Bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Lindos, Rhodes
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h
5
Kamari, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus for their historical value. When in Athens, make a side trip to see Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Plaka, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, and explore the ancient world of Theater of Dionysus.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Athens day trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Athens is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in September; daily highs in Athens reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens

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.
Fortress Palamidi and Nauplion Promenade will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae) and Astros Beach (in Paralio Astros). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zoodochou Pigis Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, and contemplate the long history of Lion Gate.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nafplio trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nafplio, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mycenae, Zoodochou Pigis Church, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Astros Beach
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

2
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Visit Lindos Beach and Tsambika Beach for some beach relaxation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Village of Lindos and Ancient Kamiros. Change things up with a short trip to Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli in Eleousa (about 38 minutes away). There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos and enjoy the sand and surf at Agathi Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lindos trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Nafplio to Lindos takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nafplio in October: high temperatures in Lindos hover around 28°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ancient Kamiros, Agathi Beach, Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli, Tsambika Beach
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Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Ancient Kamiros
Ancient Kamiros

2
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.
On the 7th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Heraklion in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Kamari.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kazantzakis Museum, Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Kamari, Santorini

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Visit Kamari Beach and Caldera Beach for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. Change things up with a short trip to Amoudi Bay in Oia (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Red Beach, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Kamari trip builder .

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Kamari in 2 hours. In October in Kamari, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Kamari

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Wine Tours & Tastings, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Amoudi Bay
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Panormos Beach and Platis Gialos Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, stroll through Agios Sostis Beach, look for gifts at Antica Murrina, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town road trip planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Kamari to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Platis Gialos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Elia Beach, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Fortress Corfu and Mon Repos Palace. You'll get in some beach time at Yali Beach and Agios Petros Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, steep yourself in history at Achilleion Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, and make a trip to Spianada Square.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Corfu Town journey builder website .

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Yali Beach, Agios Petros Beach, Achilleion Museum
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Mon Repos Palace ©
Mon Repos Palace

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