23 days in Greece Itinerary

23 days in Greece Itinerary

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23 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  21​h
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h 15​min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Naxos
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
6
Paros
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
7
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
8
Athens
— Few hours
+2
Fly + foot + tram:  18​h 45​min
End: Dallas


4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've added Rabbithole, Pantopolion, Melissinos Art -The Poet Sandal Maker, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visit Temple of Hephaestus and Anafiotika for their historical value. There's much more to do: stroll through Glyfada Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, and look for gifts at Convert Art.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Athens online trip itinerary planner .

Dallas, USA to Athens is an approximately 19-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in June, expect Athens to be slightly colder, temps between 86°F and 70°F. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Parthenon ©
Parthenon
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Kourtaliotiko Gorge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ammoudaki Beach. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Monastery of Arkadi, stop by Athos Workshop, and then Head underground at Melidoni Cave.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Heraklion to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plakias, Melidoni Cave, Athos Workshop
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Kourtaliotiko Gorge ©
Kourtaliotiko Gorge
Athos Workshop ©
Athos Workshop

3
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.
On the 30th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, and then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then examine the collection at Wooden Museum, and then Head underground at Sfentoni Cave.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip app .

Traveling by car from Rethymnon to Heraklion takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Heraklion sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, The Palace of Knossos, Sfentoni Cave, Winery Stilianou, Wooden Museum
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Caldera Yachting Santorini as well as Enigma Club. On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Enigma Club. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Thiras Art Gallery, then take a tour by water with Caldera Yachting Santorini, and then kick back and relax at Vlychada Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fira online attractions planner .

You can ride a ferry from Rethymnon to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Venetsanos Winery, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Vlichada Beach, Thiras Art Gallery
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:
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Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

3
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Portara and Kastro. Museum-lovers will get to explore Eggares Olive Press Museum and Fish & Olive. There's much more to do: stroll through Agios Prokopios Beach, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Myrtidiotissa, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zas Mountain.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Naxos trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Fira to Naxos by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Agios Prokopios Beach ©
Agios Prokopios Beach
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive

2
nights
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stop by Atelier Paros, head off the coast to Parikia Town, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum, and finally stroll through Palm Beach Paros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Piso Aliki Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Yria Ceramic Studio, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Krios Beach.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paros online holiday planner .

Traveling by ferry from Naxos to Paros takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Piso Aliki Beach ©
Piso Aliki Beach
Archaeological Museum Parou ©
Archaeological Museum Parou

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kapari Beach and Panormos Beach. Relax by the water at Ornos Beach and Paradise Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, view the masterpieces at Dio Horia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalafatis Beach, and make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

Plan trip to Mykonos Town with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by ferry from Paros to Mykonos Town takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

few
hours
Athens

Athens ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Mykonos Town in July, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping

Side Trip

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
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