23 days in Greece Itinerary

23 days in Greece Itinerary

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23 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nafplio
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + subway + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
6
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
7
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
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, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Athens online vacation planner .

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Athens. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Athens reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

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

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae) and Corinth (Akrokorinthos & Archea Korinthos). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Luke Archibishop.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nafplio, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Speed Boats Tours in Kavos (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park, and pause for some photo ops at Schulenburg Statue.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Corfu Town trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Nafplio to Corfu Town in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in July since evenings lows in Corfu Town dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Speed Boats Tours, Corfu Donkey Rescue, Aqualand Corfu Water Park
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tsilivi: Keri Caves (in Limni Keri) and Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria). Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour, stroll through Porto Limnionas, step off the mainland to explore Marathonisi (Turtle Island), and putt your heart out at Fantasy Mini Golf.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tsilivi online holiday maker .

Getting from Corfu Town to Tsilivi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tsilivi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kalamaki, Zakynthos, Keri Caves, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
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Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Keri Caves ©
Keri Caves

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 18th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Heraklion journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tsilivi to Heraklion in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. While traveling from Tsilivi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fira road trip planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Kamari, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town tour builder app .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Antica Murrina, Paradise Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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