25 days in Greece & Vancouver Itinerary

25 days in Greece & Vancouver Itinerary

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25 days in Greece & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 1 day
Ferry:  27​h
2
Heraklion, Greece
— 8 nights
Ferry:  8​h
3
Piraeus, Greece
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  3​h
4
Vasilikos, Greece
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
6
Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
End: Vancouver, Canada

1
day
Athens, Greece

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Before you visit Athens, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Vancouver, Canada to Athens is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Athens is 10 hours. In August, Athens is somewhat warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. You'll set off for Heraklion on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

8
nights
Heraklion, Greece

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.
Visit Matala beach and Karavostasi Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Reptisland (in Melidoni), Wooden Museum (in Axos) and Sfentoni Cave (in Zoniana). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos), and get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Piraeus.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Matala, Agia Pelagia, Reptisland, Sfentoni Cave, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
Matala beach ©
Matala beach
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)

1
night
Piraeus, Greece

Piraeus ©
Piraeus is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at Flisvos Marina, then kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, and then take in the waterfront activity at Port of Piraeus.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Piraeus online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Heraklion to Piraeus takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Piraeus

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Glyfada Beach, Flisvos Marina
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Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach
Flisvos Marina ©
Flisvos Marina
Port of Piraeus ©
Port of Piraeus

7
nights
Vasilikos, Greece

Vasilikos ©
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
You'll get in some beach time at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Vrahos Beach. Explore Vasilikos' surroundings by going to Grampsas Winery (in Lagopodo), Xigia Beach (in Koroni) and Aristeon Ecological Olive Press (in Lithakia). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Gerakas Beach and stroll through Vasilikos Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vasilikos route maker.

Do a combination of train and flight from Piraeus to Vasilikos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Vasilikos, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Laganas, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Grampsas Winery, Aristeon Ecological Olive Press
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Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Porto Limnionas ©
Porto Limnionas
St Nicholas Beach ©
St Nicholas Beach

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
You'll get in some beach time at Sounio Beach and Kape Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Archaeological Museum of Vravrona (in Vravrona) and Archaeological Site of Thorikos (in Thoricus). Enjoy Athens some more: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, visit Monastiraki, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Athens sightseeing planning site .

You can fly from Vasilikos to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sounio, Archaeological Museum of Vravrona, Archaeological Site of Thorikos
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Sounio Beach ©
Sounio Beach
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki
Beach Club Alimos
Beach Club Alimos

1
night
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 14th (Mon), wander the streets of Gastown, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wreck Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vancouver trip planning app .

Getting from Athens to Vancouver by flight takes about 17.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Athens to Vancouver, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in September; daily highs in Vancouver reach 22°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Wreck Beach ©
Wreck Beach
Gastown ©
Gastown

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