26 days in Greece Itinerary

26 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kissamos
— 6 nights
Drive to Heraklion, Ferry to Fira
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Fira
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ios
— 1 night
Drive
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Koufonissi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naxos Town
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Paros
— 7 nights
Fly
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Milos
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Athens
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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Relax by the water at Glyfada Beach and Legrena Beach. Visiting Seahorse Dive Center and Mount Lycabettus will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: visit Plaka, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, make a trip to Erechtheion, and delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

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Montreal, Canada to Athens is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in July; daily highs in Athens reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Kissamos.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kissamos

— 6 nights
A quiet port town situated on Crete's western tip, Kissamos attracts mostly domestic tourists and possesses more of the quintessential Greek feel than livelier resorts strung along the island's coastline.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Elafonissi Beach and Agia Marina Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Balos Lagoon and Afrata Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kissamos: Elafonisi Viewpoint (in Elafonissi), Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa) and Agios Georgios Byzantine Church (in Anidri). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Sailing In Crete - Fantasia Sailing Boat, see the interesting displays at Ancient Olive Tree, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Kissamos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Falassarna Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kissamos vacation app.

Fly from Athens to Kissamos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.

Things to do in Kissamos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Fira

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kissamos to Fira takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Fira are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ios.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Ios

— 1 night
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
On the 7th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Mylopotas Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manganari Beach.

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Getting from Fira to Ios by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Koufonissi.

Things to do in Ios

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Koufonissi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Kato Koufonissi and then kick back and relax at Pori Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Fanos Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Italida Beach, and then get outside with Natural Pool.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Koufonissi trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ios to Koufonissi takes 6.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koufonissi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Koufonissi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Naxos Town

— 2 nights
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, kick back and relax at Plaka Beach, then stop by Ta Axotica Gift Shop, and finally delve into the distant past at Naos Tou Apollona - Portara. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Old Town, contemplate the long history of Bellonia Tower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mikri Vigla Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Akepsimas.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Naxos Town trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Koufonissi to Naxos Town in 3.5 hours. August in Naxos Town sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paros

— 7 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Piso Aliki Beach and Kolymbithres Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Parikia Town and Panagia Ekatondapiliani. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lolantonis Beach, contemplate the long history of Lefkes, stroll through Golden Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Paros trip builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Paros in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Milos.

Things to do in Paros

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Milos

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Milos trip planner.

Fly from Paros to Milos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Milos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), you're off to Athens.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, then admire the landmark architecture of Syntagma Station, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip builder.

You can fly from Milos to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Milos in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites

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.

Crete travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.