23 days in Greece Itinerary

23 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Fly to Athens, Bus to Nafplio
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sparta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Elafonisos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chania Town, Crete
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rethymnon, Crete
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 4 nights
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Fira, Santorini

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Perivolos. Take a break from Fira with a short trip to Windmills of Emporio in Emporio, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, steep yourself in history at The Castle of St Nicholas, and surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira online sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Fira is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in June, with highs in Fira at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nafplio

— 2 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, and finally contemplate the long history of Lion Gate. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Citadel and Treasury of Atreus and then catch a live event at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio online itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fira to Nafplio takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Fira in June, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Sparta

— 2 nights
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. On the 12th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Archaeological site Keadas, delve into the distant past at Archaeological site of Mystra, then contemplate the long history of Mystras, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Constantine Paleologos. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Amyklaion and Sanctuary of Apollo, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Artemis Orthia, and finally appreciate the history behind Leonidas Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sparta trip website.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Sparta takes 2 hours. Traveling from Nafplio in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sparta, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Elafonisos

— 2 nights
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. On the 14th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Lefki Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Simos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Megali Paralia. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pounta Beach.

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Getting from Sparta to Elafonisos by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lighthouse and Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete. Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Falassarna Beach (in Falassarna) and Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agii Apostoli Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Military Cemetery, kick back and relax at Agia Marina Beach, and see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chania Town online attractions planner.

Drive from Elafonisos to Chania Town in 14 hours. In June, daytime highs in Chania Town are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Crete

— 4 nights
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Step off the beaten path and head to Off-Road Tours and Rethymno Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: Hersonissos (Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre & Lychnostatis Open Air Museum), Stalis Beach (in Stalis) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, stop by Kristina Boutique, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi, and explore the activities along Lake Kournas.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Rethymnon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Rhodes Town, Rhodes

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Street of the Knights and Mandraki Harbour. Get out of town with these interesting Rhodes Town side-trips: Pefkos Beach (in Pefkos), Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda) and Agathi Beach (in Haraki). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Monastery Tsambika, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, and get into the urban bustle at Kallithea Springs.

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Traveling by flight from Rethymnon to Rhodes Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Rhodes Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

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.

Peloponnese travel guide

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Beaches · Castles · Ruins
Scenic landscapes and a high concentration of ancient sites make the Peloponnese one of the most desirable sightseeing destinations in Greece. Separated from the Greek mainland by a narrow gulf, the region contains well-preserved archaeological reminders of the country's eventful history. The Peloponnese also boasts impeccable beaches, local cuisine, and a slew of tiny mountain villages. This region remains relatively uncrowded and lets you discover a quieter and greener corner of Greece, one ruled by traditional hospitality and the simple pleasures of life.