21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Athens
— 4 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Rhodes
— 2 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Rethymnon
3
Rethymnon, Crete
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Hersonissos, Crete
— 3 nights
Taxi to Heraklion, Ferry to Fira
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Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
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Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Lycabettus and Philopappos Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Nafplio (Nauplion Promenade & Fortress Palamidi) and Lion Gate (in Mycenae). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Anafiotika, stop by Plaka, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip planner.

London, UK to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Athens, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Athens hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Lindos, Rhodes

— 2 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stroll through Lindos Beach, then kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach, then get outside with Pefkos Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Michael the Archangel. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Monastery Tsambika, then kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stegna Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lindos trip maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Lindos in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lindos when traveling from Athens in October, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Rethymnon, Crete

— 3 nights
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Explore hidden gems such as Samaria Gorge National Park and Lighthouse of Chania. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis), Maritime Museum of Crete (in Chania Town) and Lake Kournas (in Kournas). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi, take in the waterfront at Old Venetian Harbour of Rethymno, kick back and relax at Agia Marina Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Four Martyrs Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Rethymnon trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Rethymnon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lindos in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rethymnon, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Hersonissos, Crete

— 3 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre and Matala beach. Explore Hersonissos' surroundings by going to Agios Nikolaos (Lake Voulismeni & Gournia Minoiki Poli) and Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) (in Matala). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Stalis Beach, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and look for gifts at Traditional Store.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hersonissos online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rethymnon to Hersonissos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hersonissos are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Fira, Santorini

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Skaros Rock. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Fira vacation builder.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hersonissos to Fira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hersonissos in November, Fira is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 4 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Platis Gialos Beach and Archaeological Site of Delos. Change things up with these side-trips from Mykonos Town: Naxia Gi (in Chalkio), Mount Kynthos (in Delos) and Mount Zeus Hike (in Filoti). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Super Paradise Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zas Mountain.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town day trip site.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Greece travel guide

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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.