23 days in Greece Itinerary

23 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Athens, Bus to Delphi
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Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Lixouri, Kefalonia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Naxos
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry to Heraklion, Taxi to Chania Town
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Chania Town, Crete
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 2 nights
Fly
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly

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Delphi

— 1 night
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 In Delphi, then steep yourself in history at 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 see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Delphi driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Delphi is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Delphi reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Lixouri.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Lixouri, Kefalonia

— 3 nights
Once serving as a favorite summer retreat for the children of the royal family, Lixouri today attracts crowds of holidaymakers to its narrow, paved streets, busy waterfront, and lovely central square surrounded by old-fashioned cafes.
Visiting Makris Gialos Beach and Skala Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Petani Beach and Kaminia Beach. Step out of Lixouri to go to Argostolion and see Memorial Acqui Division, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtos Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lixouri day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Lixouri takes 6 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Lixouri

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mikri Vigla Beach and Agios Prokopios Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Panagia Ekatondapiliani and Kastro. Take a break from Naxos with a short trip to Matoyianni Street in Mykonos Town, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Plaka Beach, stop by Naos the Silver Gallery, take a stroll through Old Town, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Sanctuary at Flerio Water Spring.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Naxos online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Lixouri to Naxos takes 11.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Naxos are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Skaros Rock and Speed Boats Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Akrotiri LightHouse. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Naxos to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In May in Fira, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Chania Town, Crete

— 4 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Greek National Football Museum and Maritime Museum of Crete. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Falassarna Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis), Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia) and War Museum Askifou (in Askifou). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Military Cemetery, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Chania, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, and delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chania Town day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Chania Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rhodes Town, Rhodes

— 2 nights
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), then explore the ancient world of Ancient Kamiros, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of the Panagia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindos Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Pavlos Beach.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rhodes Town road trip planning app.

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

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thessaloniki

— 2 nights

Mother of Israel

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): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vima Apostolou Pavlou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, delve into the distant past at Rotunda, don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, then wander the streets of Ladadika District, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument of Alexander The Great.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Rhodes Town to Thessaloniki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Rhodes Town in May, Thessaloniki is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish 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

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 4 nights
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 Kaiser's Throne. Step out of the city life by going to Paralia Agios Georgios and Speed Boats Tours. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Spiridon, see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, and contemplate the long history of Achilleion Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Thessaloniki to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 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

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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.