20 days in Greece Itinerary

20 days in Greece Itinerary

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20 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  32​h
1
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Chania Town, Crete
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
4
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Christchurch

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. Step off the beaten path and head to Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Santo Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Fira: Perivolos (in Perivolos) and Santo Horse Riding (in Akrotiri). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and make a trip to Akrotiri LightHouse.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fira online itinerary maker .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Fira is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch to Fira, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Christchurch in July, expect Fira to be much hotter, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Amoudi Bay, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Chania Town, Crete

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Kournas and Seitan Limania Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Monastery of Arkadi and St. Nicholas Church. Step out of Chania Town to go to Gramvousa and see Kastro Gramvoussas, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Agii Apostoli Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, and brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chania Town road trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Chania Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Souda, Akrotiri, German War Cemetery, Lake Kournas, Monastery of Arkadi
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Kastro Gramvoussas ©
Kastro Gramvoussas
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach

4
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Barbati Beach will get you outdoors. Achilleion Museum and Casa Parlante are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to La Grotta Beach (in Paleokastritsa), Marathias Beach (in Marathias) and Paralia Agios Georgios (in Agios Georgios). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, explore the striking landscape at Kaiser's Throne, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Paleokastritsa.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town holiday maker tool .

Getting from Chania Town to Corfu Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marathias Beach, Paralia Agios Georgios, Kaiser's Throne, Barbati Beach, Speed Boats Tours
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Kaiser's Throne ©
Kaiser's Throne
Paralia Agios Georgios ©
Paralia Agios Georgios
Speed Boats Tours

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Temple of Hephaestus and Fortress Palamidi will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Acrocorinth (in Corinth), Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio) and Mycenae (Lion Gate & Archaeological Site Mycenae). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take a stroll through Plaka.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Corfu Town to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Corfu Town in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Athens. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nafplio, Mycenae, Akrokorinthos
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

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