21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sarandë, Drive to Kalambaka
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Bus to Preveza, Fly to Skala
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Skala, Kefalonia
— 3 nights
Fly to Athens, Bus to Nafplio
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Athens
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Rhodes
— 2 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to London

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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.
Corfu Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Aqualand Corfu Water Park, appreciate the history behind Schulenburg Statue, make a trip to Spianada Square, and see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town trip planner.

London, UK to Corfu Town is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Corfu Town: highs are around 39°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Kalambaka.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks
Side Trip

Kalambaka — 1 night

The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron and then don't miss a visit to Meteora.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kalambaka trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Kalambaka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Corfu Town in August; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Skala.
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Historic Sites

Skala, Kefalonia — 3 nights

Mass tourism has transformed the once-sleepy village of Skala into a modern seaside resort, its major attraction a well-developed beach that happens to be one of the longest and sandiest on the island of Cephalonia.
Get out of town with these interesting Skala side-trips: Sami (Antisamos Beach & Port of Sami), Melissani Cave (in Karavomylos) and Monastery of Agios Andreas (in Peratata). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Dimitrios-Efthimia, stroll through Skala Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kanali Beach, and experience rural life at Dias Beekeeping.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Skala trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kalambaka to Skala takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Kalambaka in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Skala. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nafplio.
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Side Trips

Nafplio — 2 nights

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi and then contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, then take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Skala to Nafplio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Skala in August, Nafplio is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Athens.
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Side Trips

Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Athens. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), stop by Little Venice, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mykonos Town, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in August: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.
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Side Trips

Fira, Santorini — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daytime highs in Fira are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.
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Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips

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 27th (Sat), explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castello del Molo (Koules), get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then experience rural life at Snail Farm and Fun, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Heraklion travel app.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In August in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lindos.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Lindos, Rhodes — 2 nights

A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): kick back and relax at Agathi Beach, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindos Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lindos tour itinerary site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Heraklion to Lindos in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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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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