23 days in Greece Itinerary

23 days in Greece Itinerary

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23 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  6​h
1
Delphi
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Lixouri, Cephalonia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Naxos
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  3​h 30​min
5
Chania Town, Crete
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, explore the ancient world of Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Delphi attractions planner.

London, UK to Delphi is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from London to Delphi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Delphi at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lixouri.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church
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Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Lixouri, Cephalonia

Lixouri ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Petani Beach and Memorial Acqui Division. Get outdoors at Makris Gialos Beach and Kaminia Beach. Step out of Lixouri with an excursion to Skala Beach in Skala--about 1h 25 min away.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Lixouri road trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Delphi to Lixouri with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Lixouri

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Skala Beach, Kaminia Beach, Memorial Acqui Division, Myrtos Beach, Makris Gialos Beach
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Petani Beach ©
Petani Beach
Makris Gialos Beach ©
Makris Gialos Beach
Skala Beach ©
Skala Beach

3
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
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.
Visiting Agios Prokopios Beach and Plaka Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral and Kastro. Take a break from Naxos with a short trip to Matoyianni Street in Mykonos Town, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mikri Vigla Beach, delve into the distant past at Temple of Dionysus, stop by Naos the Silver Gallery, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Naxos journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Lixouri to Naxos with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Panagia Ekatondapiliani, Matoyianni Street
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Visiting Skaros Rock and Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Museum of Prehistoric Thira. Go for a jaunt from Fira to Oia to see Speed Boats Tours about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Akrotiri LightHouse, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, and do a tasting at Santo Winery.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Naxos to Fira in 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Oia, Ancient Thera, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Skaros Rock, Santo Winery
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Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse

4
nights
Chania Town, Crete

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.
Popular historic sites such as Chania Venetian Lighthouse and Monastery of Arkadi are in your itinerary. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Samaria Gorge National Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: War Museum Askifou (in Askifou), Falassarna Beach (in Falassarna) and St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, and brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chania Town planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Chania Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Chania Town sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Monastery of Arkadi, Lake Kournas, Samaria Gorge National Park, German War Cemetery, War Museum Askifou
Highlights from your plan
Chania Venetian Lighthouse ©
Chania Venetian Lighthouse
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera ©

2
nights
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), explore the ancient world of Ancient Kamiros, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Panagia, enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, and then stroll through Agios Pavlos Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town online itinerary planner .

Getting from Chania Town to Rhodes Town by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May in Rhodes Town, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lindos, Tsambika Beach, Ancient Kamiros
Highlights from your plan
Ancient Kamiros
Ancient Kamiros
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia

2
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), and finally appreciate the history behind Vima Apostolou Pavlou. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, delve into the distant past at Rotunda, don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, then steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, then take a stroll through Ladadika District, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument of Alexander The Great.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Thessaloniki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Rhodes Town in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Thessaloniki. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vima Apostolou Pavlou, Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©
Ladadika District ©
Ladadika District

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Monastery of Paleokastritsa and Casa Parlante. Get a sense of the local culture at Church of Saint Spiridon and Corfu Old Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Speed Boats Tours (in Kavos) and Paralia Agios Georgios (in Agios Georgios). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kaiser's Throne, steep yourself in history at Achilleion Museum, don't miss a visit to The Liston, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Corfu Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Achilleion Museum, Paralia Agios Georgios, Monastery of Paleokastritsa, Speed Boats Tours, Kaiser's Throne
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Paleokastritsa ©
Monastery of Paleokastritsa
Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon
Kaiser's Throne ©
Kaiser's Throne

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