23 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

23 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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23 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Fira, Santorini
— 7 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Rethymnon, Crete
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 9 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

7
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Visiting Kamari Beach and Vlychada Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Red Beach and Perivolos. Take a break from Fira with a short trip to Speed Boats Tours in Oia, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, examine the collection at Monastery of Profitis Ilias, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fira holiday planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Fira is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Fira is 5 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fira, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Oia, Perissa, Perivolos
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

5
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Frangokastello Beach and Komos Beach. Appreciate the collections at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Folk Museum of Spili. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: Monastery Savvathiana (in Rodia), Lychnostatis Open Air Museum (in Hersonissos) and The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, enjoy the sand and surf at Damnoni Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stalis Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Chania Venetian Lighthouse.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon trip planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Rethymnon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Chania Town, The Palace of Knossos, St. Nicholas Church, Lake Kournas, Folk Museum of Spili
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach
Komos Beach ©
Komos Beach

9
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 a sense of the local culture at Achilleion Museum and Monastery of Paleokastritsa. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Grotta Beach and Porto Timoni Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Corfu Town side-trips: Paradise Beach (in Liapades), Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press (in Vraganiotika) and Speed Boats Tours (in Kavos). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Agios Gordios Beach, explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paralia Agios Georgios, and get outside with Pantokrator.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town online holiday builder .

Getting from Rethymnon to Corfu Town by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Corfu, Barbati Beach, Halikounas Beach, Paradise Beach
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Porto Timoni Beach ©
Porto Timoni Beach
Paralia Agios Georgios ©
Paralia Agios Georgios

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