22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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22 days in Greece Itinerary

Moscow
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
Oia, Santorini
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
Rethymnon, Crete
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Heraklion, Crete
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Lindos, Rhodes
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
Moscow

4
days
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and Byzantine & Christian Museum. Kids will enjoy Plaka and Glyfada Beach. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and make a trip to Ermou Street.

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Moscow, Russia to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Moscow to Athens, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moscow in June, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
day
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Athens in June, Thessaloniki is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Arch of Galerius ©
Arch of Galerius

4
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Panormos Beach and Paradise Beach. Aegean Maritime Museum and Paraportiani Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, stroll through Fokos Beach, don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and shop like a local with Dio Horia.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Thessaloniki to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Thessaloniki in June: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

4
days
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri and Sunset in Oia. Do your shopping at Aquamarine Jewelry and Sand Lily Boutique. Venture out of the city with trips to Perivolos (in Perivolos), Kamari (Ancient Thera & KAMARA BEACH) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

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Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Oia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Oia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Oia

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Perivolos, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Oneiro Jewelry
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KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
day
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, and then wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town.

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You can ride a ferry from Oia to Rethymnon in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rethymnon

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza

4
days
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.
Visit Fortress Spinalonga and The Palace of Knossos for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete. Venture out of the city with trips to Matala beach (in Matala), Lychnostatis Open Air Museum (in Hersonissos) and Stalis Beach (in Stalis). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and look for gifts at Eklektos Bookshop.

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You can drive from Rethymnon to Heraklion in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Heraklion sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Elounda, Hersonissos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Stalis Beach, Matala beach
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
days
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 28th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos, kick back and relax at Agathi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lindos Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Heraklion to Lindos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lindos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Agathi Beach
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

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