22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport, Drive to Pella
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Pella
— 1 night
Drive to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport, Fly to Mytilene
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Mytilene
— 2 nights
Fly to Diagoras Airport, Drive to Lindos
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Lindos
— 3 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Heraklion
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Heraklion
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Chania Town
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 4 nights
Fly

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Pella — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Paiko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Pella, explore the ancient world of Archaelogical site of Pella, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Koimisis (14th cent.), and finally admire the sheer force of Edessa Waterfalls.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pella trip itinerary builder tool.

Berlin, Germany to Pella is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mytilene.
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Mytilene — 2 nights

Founded in the 11th century BCE, Mytilene is the capital of the island of Lesbos.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Barbayannis Ouzo Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Panagia Agia Sion, then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramic Workshop Hatzigiannis Dimitris, and finally see the interesting displays at Olive Press Museum Vrana. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Theriade Library and Museum of Modern Art, explore the world behind art at Theophilos Museum of Folklore Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Raphael Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mytilene online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Pella to Mytilene with the Route module. Traveling from Pella in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mytilene, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.
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Lindos — 3 nights

A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Village of Lindos and Ancient Kamiros. Change things up with these side-trips from Lindos: Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli (in Eleousa) and Kounaki Wines (in Ebonas). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach, kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, and look for gifts at Kori Lindos.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lindos route planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mytilene to Lindos. In August, daytime highs in Lindos are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.
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Heraklion — 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at The Palace of Knossos and Historical Museum of Crete. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium, learn about winemaking at Domaine Paterianakis, and get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion trip builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Heraklion in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Chania Town.
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Chania Town — 4 nights

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Rethymnon Old Town and Souda Bay War Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi), Agia Kiriaki Church (in Varipetro) and Astrikas Estate Biolea (in Astrikas). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, admire the masterpieces at Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and examine the collection at Byzantine/Post-Byzantine Collection.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chania Town journey planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Heraklion to Chania Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town — 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Little Venice and Aegean Maritime Museum. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos Church, and stroll through Elia Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chania Town to Mykonos Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Chania Town in August, plan for little chillier days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly to Athens.
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Moni Osiou Patapiou (in Loutraki) and Mycenae (Lion Gate & Archaeological Site Mycenae). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Plaka, examine the collection at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, and discover the deep blue sea with Nautilus Dive Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Athens, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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Lesbos travel guide

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Castles · Beaches · Thermal Spas
Emerald Isle
Still largely unaffected by commercial tourism, Lesbos maintains its leisurely pace of life and offers visitors a tranquil landscape of lush olive groves and age-old fishing settlements. The Ottomans called this island the "Garden of the Empire," valuing its pristine natural scenery and rich cultural heritage. Lesbos once drew philosophers like Aristotle and Epicurus, who ran a renowned philosophical academy on the island. Today Lesbos' coastline attracts hikers, cyclists, and beachgoers, while its unspoiled forested areas draw ardent birdwatchers. Begin your island adventure at Mytilene, a lively port town packed with museums, churches, and traditional taverns.
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Rhodes travel guide

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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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Crete travel guide

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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.
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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.
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