20 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

20 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
3
Elounda, Crete
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Lindos, Rhodes
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
6
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Istanbul

5
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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 nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Little Venice, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town journey builder tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Mykonos Town is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Mykonos Town. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Istanbul in June since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ano Mera, Panormos Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company, Paradise Beach, Armenistis Lighthouse
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

5
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Ponta (in Akrotiri) and Oia (Mnemossyne Gallery, Sunset in Oia, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and stroll through Red Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fira day trip website.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Fira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Elounda.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Kamari, Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia

1
night
Elounda, Crete

Elounda ©
Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, thenstop by Eklektos Bookshop, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortress Spinalonga.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Elounda day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Elounda takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or fly. June in Elounda sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Elounda

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Agios Nikolaos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Lake Voulismeni ©
Lake Voulismeni
Eklektos Bookshop ©
Eklektos Bookshop

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, stop by Inspira, thendelve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, thensee the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally do a tasting at Winery Stilianou.

Discover how to plan a Heraklion trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Elounda to Heraklion by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Heraklion when traveling from Elounda in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

2
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, stop by Kori Lindos, and then delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Ancient Kamiros, see the interesting displays at Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum, and then kick back and relax at Lindos Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lindos online journey maker.

Getting from Heraklion to Lindos by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Lindos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ancient Kamiros, Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

4
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tsilivi: Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria) and Askos Stone Park (in Volimes). The adventure continues: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, kick back and relax at Kalamaki Beach, get your game on at Formula Zante Go Kart, and make a splash at Tsilivi Waterpark.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tsilivi day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lindos to Tsilivi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tsilivi when traveling from Lindos in June, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kalamaki, Zakynthos, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Therianos Family Farm, Askos Stone Park
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
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Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Tsilivi Waterpark ©
Tsilivi Waterpark

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