33 days in Greece Itinerary

33 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 3 nights
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Hersonissos, Crete
— 2 nights
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Rethymnon, Crete
— 3 nights
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Drive to Chania International Airport, Fly to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport, Drive to Sarti
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Sarti
— 5 nights
Drive to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport, Fly to Fira
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Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Naxos
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Paros
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
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— 2 nights
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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. Ancient Agora of Athens and Theater of Dionysus will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, and wander the streets of Plaka.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Athens journey builder website.

Vancouver, Canada to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in January, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Hersonissos, Crete

— 2 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kera Kardiotissa Monastery and then stroll through Stalis Beach. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Hersonissos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Crete

— 3 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.
Relax by the water at Kalathas Beach and Tersanas Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Monastery of Arkadi and Four Martyrs Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: Gerani Beach (in Gerani), St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis) and Lake Kournas (in Kournas). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza and wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rethymnon day trip app.

Drive from Hersonissos to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sarti.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sarti

— 5 nights
You'll get in some beach time at Agridia Beach and Fava Beach. Attractions like Sykia beach and Spathies Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Koviou Beach in Nikitis (about 44 minutes away).

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarti sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rethymnon to Sarti. In January, Sarti is little chillier than Rethymnon - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Fira.

Things to do in Sarti

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Ancient Thera and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Skaros Rock and Vourvoulos Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, and gain insight at MATI Art Gallery.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sarti to Fira. Traveling from Sarti in January, expect Fira to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Naxos

— 5 nights
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Take a break from the city and head to Amitis Beach and Agios Prokopios Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kastro and Old Town. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Naos Tou Apollona - Portara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Fotodotis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaka Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Aperathitissa.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Naxos trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Naxos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In January in Naxos, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Paros

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Piso Aliki Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalogeros Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, and finally head off the coast to Parikia Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Lefkes, kick back and relax at Chrisis Aktis Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Agios Antonios.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paros vacation tool.

Getting from Naxos to Paros by ferry takes about 2 hours. January in Paros sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Paros

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 5 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Get outdoors at Platis Gialos Beach and Ornos Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Archaeological Site of Delos and Paraportiani Church. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Super Paradise Beach, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and stroll through Kapari Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Paros to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): ride a horse along Arena horse riding corfu, then stroll through Canal D'Amour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Petros Beach and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Corfu Town online tour planner.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in February, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Corfu Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · 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.