22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Kalamata Airport, Drive to Kapsas
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Kapsas
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
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Hydra
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 3 nights
Fly
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Fly

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Kapsas

On the 10th (Tue), do a tasting at Kalogris Organic Winery and then Head underground at Kapsia Cave.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kapsas tour builder site.

Vancouver, Canada to Kapsas is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Kapsas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kapsas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Nafplio.
Nature · Parks · Wineries
Highlights from your trip

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 11th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Eklektopolio, then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and then contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nafplio trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Kapsas to Nafplio takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hydra.
Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips

Hydra — 2 nights

Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra, kick back and relax at Avlaki Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine), then pause for some photo ops at Andrea Miaoulis Monument, and finally explore the world behind art at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Mount Eros Hydra, then get engrossed in the history at Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum), and then explore by horseback at Harriets Hydra Horses.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hydra trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nafplio to Hydra. Traveling from Nafplio in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hydra, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hydra to Athens. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Heraklion.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

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 19th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and finally meet the residents at CRETAquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reptisland, and finally learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Fira, Santorini — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
When in Fira, make a side trip to see Experience Horse Riding in Akrotiri, approximately Akrotiri away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, learn about winemaking at Vassaltis Vineyards, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip planning tool.

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.
Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours
Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 3 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.
Mykonos Town is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Little Venice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, stroll through Platis Gialos Beach, and kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town tour builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Corfu Town.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

Corfu Town, Corfu — 3 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.
When in Corfu Town, make a side trip to see St. Spyridon First Beach in Agios Spyridonas, approximately Agios Spyridonas away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, visit Corfu Old Town, explore the galleries of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and make a trip to Spianada Square.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Corfu Town route planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums
Side Trips

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.

Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
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.

Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.