22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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22 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2​h 45​min
4
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Nafplio
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Subway + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Houston

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Aegean Maritime Museum and Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. Visit Panormos Beach and Elia Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Little Venice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder app .

Houston, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Houston to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. In June, Mykonos Town is slightly colder than Houston - with highs of 80°F and lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Kapari Beach, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Akrotiri and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. Get in touch with nature at Red Beach and KAMARA BEACH. Explore Fira's surroundings by going to Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Santo Horse Riding (in Akrotiri). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, don't miss a visit to Akrotiri LightHouse, and look for gifts at the White, Santorini.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fira visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Fira, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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 28th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Domaine Paterianakis- Κτήμα Πατεριανάκη, learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip itinerary builder tool .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Heraklion are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Temple of Olympian Zeus and Ancient Agora of Athens. Get some cultural insight at National Archaeological Museum and Benaki Museum. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

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

4
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.
Visit Astros Beach and Tigani beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Archaeological Site Mycenae and Zoodochou Pigis Church. Step out of Nafplio to go to Epidavros and see The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi and take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nafplio trip planner .

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nafplio, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tigani beach, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Zoodochou Pigis Church, Astros Beach, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Corfu Museum of Asian Art and Mon Repos Palace. Step out of the city life by going to Yali Beach and Corfu Donkey Rescue. Step out of Corfu Town with an excursion to Paleokastritsa Beach in Paleokastritsa--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, look for gifts at MiNiMiS, have some family-friendly fun at Corfu Kart Cross, and explore the historical opulence of New Fortress.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Nafplio to Corfu Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Nafplio in July, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Yali Beach, Corfu Kart Cross
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach

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