18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Ferry
3
Paros
— 4 nights
Ferry
4
Ios
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Kamari
— 4 nights
Bus to Santorini, Fly to Dublin

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Athens — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Nature & Wildlife Tours make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of Hephaestus and Temple of Olympian Zeus. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, make a trip to Erechtheion, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Athens online trip builder.

Dublin, Ireland to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Athens is 2 hours. Traveling from Dublin in July, things will get warmer in Athens: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 4 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Elia Beach and The Windmills (Kato Milli) will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Platis Gialos Beach and Mykonos Diving Center. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, wander the streets of Little Venice, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and stroll through Paradise Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, you will find days in Mykonos Town are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Paros.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Paros — 4 nights

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.
Attractions like Parikia Town and Panagia Ekatondapiliani make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lefkes and Palm Beach Paros. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Faragas Beach, discover the deep blue sea with Cycladic Diving, stroll through Lageri beach, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paros road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Paros takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Ios.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Ios — 2 nights

Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
On the 31st (Sun), kick back and relax at Mylopotas Beach and then kick back and relax at Kolitsani Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Koumbara Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manganari Beach.

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Getting from Paros to Ios by ferry takes about 3 hours. July in Ios sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Kamari.
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Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Kamari — 4 nights

Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Attractions like Ancient Thera and Zoodochos Pigi Cave make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, learn about winemaking at Gaia Winery, discover the deep blue sea with Aegean Divers Dive Center - Day Excursions, and hunt for treasures at The Secret Room.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Kamari travel itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ios to Kamari in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kamari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sat).
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Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.
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Santorini travel guide

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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.
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