21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nafplio
— 2 nights
2
Olympia
— 2 nights
3
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
5
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
6
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
7
Athens
— 4 nights

2
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nafplio: Corinth (Archea Korinthos & Akrokorinthos). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio trip itinerary planner.

Thunder Bay, Canada to Nafplio is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Thunder Bay to Nafplio is 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Thunder Bay in August: high temperatures in Nafplio hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Corinth, Archaeological Site Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos

2
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Olympia

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, thenrelax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Nemouta Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, and finally see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Olympia online travel planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Olympia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in August since evenings lows in Olympia dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Nature Parks
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Hermes by Praxiteles
Hermes by Praxiteles
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

3
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tsilivi: Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria), Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery (in Agalas) and Keri Caves (in Limni Keri). Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Tsilivi Waterpark, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamaki Beach, and learn more about the world around you at Helmi's Natural History Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tsilivi trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Olympia to Tsilivi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Tsilivi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery, Keri Caves, Kalamaki Beach
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Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Tsilivi Waterpark ©
Tsilivi Waterpark

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, thendelve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, thenadmire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, thenstop by Zalo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion journey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Tsilivi to Heraklion takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Tsilivi in August, you will find days in Heraklion are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira route planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalo Livadi Beach, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and stroll through Platis Gialos Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Kapari Beach, Elia Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens route maker app.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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