22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Heraklion
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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
— 4 nights
Fly
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Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 4 nights
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Drive to Zakynthos, Ferry to Pesáda, Drive to Skala
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Skala, Kefalonia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 4 nights
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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 4th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules), and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Aegeo Spas. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip itinerary planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Heraklion is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dammam to Heraklion. While traveling from Dammam, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Fira, Santorini — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Akrotiri and Amoudi Bay. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing, hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fira day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. In August in Fira, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Little Venice and Paradise Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach, and see some colorful creatures with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort.

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Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Vasilikos.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips and Gerakas Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vasilikos: Keri Caves (in Limni Keri), Bochali View Point (in Bochali) and Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Vrahos Beach, stroll through St Nicholas Beach, make a splash at Water Village, and stop by Levantino.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vasilikos attractions planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Vasilikos in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Mykonos Town in August, you will find days in Vasilikos are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Skala.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

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.
Attractions like Skala Beach and Antisamos Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Skala's surroundings by going to Monastery of Agios Andreas (in Peratata), Dias Beekeeping (in Svoronata) and Kanali Beach (in Lourdata). There's lots more to do: cast your line with Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Dimitrios-Efthimia, explore the fascinating underground world of Drogarati Cave, and get engrossed in the history at Roman Villa of Skala.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Skala itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Vasilikos to Skala takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Skala can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens — 4 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, visit Plaka, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Getting from Skala to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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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