20 days in Greece Itinerary

20 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece route planner
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
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Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Drive to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Fly to Kefallinia Airport, Drive to Katelios
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Katelios, Kefalonia
— 2 nights
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Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 4 nights
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Athens
— 3 nights
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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.
Kids will enjoy Little Venice and Elia Beach. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Sostis Beach, stroll through Paradise Beach, and see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town tour itinerary maker tool.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Mykonos Town is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Mykonos Town is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be little chillier, around 27°C, while days are much colder, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Bring the kids along to Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perivolos, and kick back and relax at Red Beach.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira route maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Crete — 2 nights

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.
On the 21st (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Castello del Molo (Koules), steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, then meet the residents at CRETAquarium, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. On the next day, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Heraklion online vacation planner.

Getting from Fira to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. August in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Katelios.
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Katelios, Kefalonia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skala Beach and then cast your line with Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Dimitrios-Efthimia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agios Andreas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanali Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Koroni Beach.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Katelios online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Heraklion to Katelios. August in Katelios sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vasilikos.
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Vasilikos, Zakynthos — 4 nights

Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Bring the kids along to Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips and Vrahos Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Vasilikos side-trips: Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria) and Tsilivi (Planos) (Tsilivi Waterpark & Adamieion Ceramic Art Studio). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at St Nicholas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gerakas Beach, and cool off at Water Village.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vasilikos trip planner.

You can travel from Katelios to Vasilikos in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Vasilikos can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Vasilikos to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Vasilikos in August, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Greece travel guide

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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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