33 days in Greece Itinerary

33 days in Greece Itinerary

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33 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Subway:  17 h 30 min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
2
Hersonissos, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Rethymnon, Crete
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h
4
Sarti
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
5
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Naxos
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Paros
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
9
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Get some historical perspective at Ancient Agora of Athens and Theater of Dionysus. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Plaka, stroll through Glyfada Beach, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Athens itinerary maker website .

Vancouver, Canada to Athens is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Vancouver to Athens, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in January: high temperatures in Athens hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Hersonissos, Crete

Hersonissos ©
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 next day, see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos online journey planner .

You can fly from Athens to Hersonissos in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Hersonissos can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, The Palace of Knossos, Stalis Beach, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

3
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.
Attractions like Monastery of Arkadi and Gerani Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Nicholas Church and Four Martyrs Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rethymnon: Tersanas Beach (in Tersanas), Kalathas Beach (in Kalathas) and Lake Kournas (in Kournas). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza and take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rethymnon attractions site .

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

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalathas Beach, Lake Kournas, St. Nicholas Church, Tersanas Beach, Gerani Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church

5
nights
Sarti

Sarti ©
We've included these beaches for you: Orange Beach and Koviou Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kavourotripes beach and Platanitsi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarti: Fava Beach (in Vourvourou), Spathies Beach (in Nikitis) and Sykia beach (in Paralia Sikias).

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sarti road trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rethymnon to Sarti. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rethymnon in January, with highs in Sarti at 10°C and lows at 1°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off toFira.

Things to do in Sarti

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nikitis, Fava Beach, Tigania Beach, Agridia Beach, Sykia beach
Highlights from your plan
Kavourotripes beach ©
Kavourotripes beach
Platanitsi Beach ©
Platanitsi Beach
Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Perivolos and Vourvoulos Beach. Visiting Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Santorini Volcano will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Santo Winery, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, and explore the world behind art at MATI Art Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sarti to Fira. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sarti in January: high temperatures in Fira hover around 17°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Santorini, Vourvoulos Beach, Skaros Rock, Santo Winery
Highlights from your plan
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

5
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Portara and Panagia Aperathitissa are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town and Agios Prokopios Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, stroll through Kastraki Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Panagia Drossiani, and take a stroll through Kastro.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Naxos online trip planner .

Getting from Fira to Naxos by car takes about 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Naxos are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara

2
nights
Paros

Paros ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Piso Aliki Beach, then stroll through Kalogeros Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, and finally head off the coast to Parikia Town. On your second day here, 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.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paros trip planner .

Traveling by car from Naxos to Paros takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Paros can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani
Lefkes ©
Lefkes

5
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Visit Agios Sostis Beach and Platis Gialos Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Elia Beach and Ornos Beach. Take a break from Mykonos Town with a short trip to Archaeological Site of Delos in Delos, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Super Paradise Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Paraga Beach, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

Plan a trip to Mykonos Town easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Drive from Paros to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in January, and nighttime lows around 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

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Archaeological Site of Delos, Paraga Beach, Elia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Archaeological Site of Delos ©
Archaeological Site of Delos

2
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.
On the 4th (Tue), explore by horseback at Arena horse riding corfu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Canal D'Amour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor. On the next day, stroll through Agios Petros Beach and then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Corfu Town fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; 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) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Agios Petros Beach, Canal D'Amour, Arena horse riding corfu
Highlights from your plan
Canal D'Amour ©
Canal D'Amour
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

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