23 days in Greece Itinerary

23 days in Greece Itinerary

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23 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  17​h
1
Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Fira
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Heraklion
— 3 nights
shuttle:  2​h
4
Chania Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Athens
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

4
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
Visit Paraportiani Church and Church of Saint George for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Little Venice and Aegean Maritime Museum. There's still lots to do: stroll through Panormos Beach, kick back and relax at Kalo Livadi Beach, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town online road trip planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Mykonos Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Eastern European Time is 5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Popular historic sites such as Akrotiri and Ancient Thera are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Artemis Karamolegos Winery and Gaia Winery. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Red Beach, see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, stroll through Kamari Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fira vacation planner .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Boutari Winery
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

3
nights
Heraklion

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.
Let the collections at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Kazantzakis Museum capture your imagination. The Palace of Knossos and The Natural History Museum of Crete are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Heraklion with a short trip to Matala beach in Matala, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, learn about winemaking at Lyrarakis Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion road trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Chania Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Matala beach, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Chania Town

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno and Greek National Football Museum. Get some cultural insight at Rethymnon Old Town and The Venetian Fortezza. Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi), Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos) and Monastery of Arkadi (in Rethymnon). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Kastro Gramvoussas, don't miss a visit to Old Venetian Harbor, and delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chania Town tour itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Heraklion to Chania Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Souda, Elafonissi Beach, Balos Lagoon, Kastro Gramvoussas
Highlights from your plan
Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon

6
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Get some cultural insight at Acropolis Museum and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio) and Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Plaka, don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Athens vacation builder site .

Fly from Chania Town to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. June in Athens sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Temple of Poseidon, Fortress Palamidi, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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