22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Kalamata Airport, Drive to Sparta
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Sparta
— 5 nights
Drive
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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rhodes Town
— 5 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 6 nights
Fly

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Sparta — 5 nights

Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Get some cultural insight at Archaeological site of Mystra and Mystras. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skoutari Beach and The Menelaion. Change things up with these side-trips from Sparta: Messini (Arcadian Gate & Ancient Messini Stadium). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Archaeological Site of the Acropolis of Sparta, admire the masterpieces at Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta, delve into the distant past at Acropolis and Ancient Theater, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Sparta travel planner.

Boston, USA to Sparta is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Boston to Sparta. Traveling from Boston in August, you will find days in Sparta are a bit warmer (92°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town, Naxos — 4 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Temple of Apollo – Portara and Greek Orthodox Cathedral. We've included these beaches for you: Agios Prokopios Beach and Finikas Beach. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Kastro, don't miss a visit to Bazeos Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Myrtidiotissa, and see the interesting displays at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Naxos Town day trip planning app.

You can drive from Sparta to Naxos Town in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Sparta in August, you will find days in Naxos Town are slightly colder (85°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (74°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly to Rhodes Town.
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Rhodes Town — 5 nights

A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Attractions like Anthony Quinn Bay and Street of the Knights make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Farma of Rhodes Petting Zoo and Ancient Kamiros. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, discover the deep blue sea with Big Fish Dive Center, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town driving holiday planning app.

Fly from Naxos Town to Rhodes Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Rhodes Town, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens — 6 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of Hephaestus and Temple of Athena Nike. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Mycenae (Lion Gate & Citadel and Treasury of Atreus). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, take an in-depth tour of Byzantine and Christian Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Greek Folk Art Museum (Museo Ellinikis Laikis Technis).

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens online visit planner.

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel 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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Rhodes travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.
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