25 days in Greece Itinerary

25 days in Greece Itinerary

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25 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Salvador
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
4
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
5
Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 15 min
6
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
7
Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  25 h
End: Salvador

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Voula Beach, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Athens itinerary builder .

Salvador, Brazil to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Athens are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, then contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, then look for gifts at Hellofrom Thessaloniki, and finally stroll through Baseline Canyoning.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Athens in July, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Panormos Beach and Platis Gialos Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Paradise Beach, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town route planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Thessaloniki to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Thessaloniki in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Panormos Beach, Paraga Beach, Elia Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Red Beach make great kid-friendly stops. When in Fira, make a side trip to see Perissa Black Sand Beach in Perissa, approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, tour the water at your own pace with Alex Private Boat Rental, trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, and kick back and relax at KAMARA BEACH.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fira tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Fira are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Alex Private Boat Rental, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

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 14th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, and then take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, then identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Monastery of Arkadi.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rethymnon trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Rethymnon in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Kournas, Reptisland
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Escape House. Bring the kids along to The Palace of Knossos and Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Rozas Gorge (in Avdou) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Heraklion road trip tool .

Getting from Rethymnon to Heraklion by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Rozas Gorge, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, Fortress Spinalonga
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Escape House ©
Escape House
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga

3
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Attractions like Faliraki Beach and Agathi Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Dormition of Theotokos Church, and explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lindos trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Heraklion to Lindos by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Lindos are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Agathi Beach, Faliraki Beach, Dormition of Theotokos Church
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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

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