26 days in Greece Itinerary

26 days in Greece Itinerary

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26 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10 h
1
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  30 min
2
Chania Town
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Kissamos
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Elafonissi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rethymnon
— 1 night
Shuttle:  1 h
6
Heraklion
— Few hours
Ferry:  2 h
7
Fira
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
8
Oia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Ios
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
10
Paros
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
11
Naxos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
12
Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
13
Milos
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Toronto

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've added Erechtheion, Parthenon, Acropolis of Athens, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the striking features of Parthenon, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, then walk around Philopappos Hill, and finally take a stroll through Plaka.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Athens online day trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Athens. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in July: high temperatures in Athens hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chania Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion
Philopappos Hill ©
Philopappos Hill
Church of Kapnikarea ©
Church of Kapnikarea

1
night
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Seitan Limania Beach, The Venizelos Tombs, Greek National Football Museum, and other attractions. On the 21st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Seitan Limania Beach, steep yourself in history at The Venizelos Tombs, then examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, then take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, and finally enjoy the sea views from Chania Venetian Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chania Town holiday builder tool .

Fly from Athens to Chania Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You will leave for Kissamos on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Seitan Limania Beach
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Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Venizelos Graves ©
Venizelos Graves

1
night
Kissamos

Kissamos ©
A quiet port town situated on Crete's western tip, Kissamos attracts mostly domestic tourists and possesses more of the quintessential Greek feel than livelier resorts strung along the island's coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Balos Lagoon. On the 22nd (Wed), kick back and relax at Balos Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kissamos trip builder app .

You can drive from Chania Town to Kissamos in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Kissamos

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon

1
night
Elafonissi

Elafonissi ©
Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
You've now added Elafonissi Beach to your itinerary.

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You can drive from Kissamos to Elafonissi in 1.5 hours. In July in Elafonissi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach

1
night
Rethymnon

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rethymnon Old Town as well as Monastery of Arkadi. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon day trip planning tool .

Getting from Elafonissi to Rethymnon by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

few
hours
Heraklion

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.
Cathedral of St. Minas has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Minas.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion road trip planning website .

Getting from Rethymnon to Heraklion by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Outdoors Tours Parks
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2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes MATI Art Gallery, Three Bells of Fira, Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and other attractions you added. On the 25th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and then don't miss a visit to Three Bells of Fira. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and then explore the world behind art at MATI Art Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fira travel route planner .

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Oia.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Three Bells of Fira
Three Bells of Fira

2
nights
Oia

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
You've added Armeni Bay, Byzantine Castle Ruins, Amoudi Bay, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Atlantis Books, then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, then step into the grandiose world of Byzantine Castle Ruins, and finally make a trip to Sunset in Oia. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Armeni Bay.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oia trip itinerary maker .

Oia is just a short distance from Fira. In July, daytime highs in Oia are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Ios.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Nature Shopping
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Byzantine Castle Ruins ©
Byzantine Castle Ruins
Atlantis Books E.E. ©
Atlantis Books E.E.

2
nights
Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Koumbara Beach, Mylopotas Beach, Panagia Gremiotissa Church, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): kick back and relax at Manganari Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Gremiotissa Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Koumbara Beach and then kick back and relax at Mylopotas Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ios online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Oia to Ios takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for Paros.

Things to do in Ios

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach
Koumbara Beach ©
Koumbara Beach

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Parikia Town, Panagia Ekatondapiliani, Lageri beach, and other attractions.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paros trip maker website .

You can drive from Ios to Paros in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Naxos.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Lefkes ©
Lefkes
Old Port of Naoussa ©
Old Port of Naoussa

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Old Town, Temple of Apollo, Fish & Olive, and other attractions.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Naxos online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Paros to Naxos takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach

4
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paraga Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Paraportiani Church, and other attractions you added.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Naxos to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. In August in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Agios Sostis Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Paraga Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach
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Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Matoyianni Street ©
Matoyianni Street

3
nights
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Explore hidden gems such as Thiorichia Beach and Kalogries Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sikia Beach, do a tasting at Kostantakis Cave Winery, kick back and relax at Mandrakia Beach, and see the interesting displays at Sand Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Milos trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Milos in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sikia Beach ©
Sikia Beach
Alogomandra Beach ©
Alogomandra Beach
Kostantakis Cave Winery ©
Kostantakis Cave Winery

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