28 days in Greece Itinerary

28 days in Greece Itinerary

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28 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Elafonisos
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Athens
— 5 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 45​min
4
Skopelos
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h
5
Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h
6
Akrotiri
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
7
Heraklion
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
8
Faliraki, Rhodes
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Toronto

4
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

Tsilivi ©
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Visit Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Gerakas Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Kalamaki Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery (in Agalas), Banana Beach (in Vasilikos) and Saint Nicholas Church (in Ano Vasilikos). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Xigia Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, do a tasting at Grampsas Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Limnionas.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tsilivi travel planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Tsilivi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Tsilivi. Traveling from Toronto in July, you will find days in Tsilivi are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Laganas, Vasilikos, Porto Limnionas, Xigia Beach, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
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Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Porto Limnionas ©
Porto Limnionas

1
night
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Megali Paralia, then kick back and relax at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lefki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Panagia Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Elafonisos trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tsilivi to Elafonisos. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Athens.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum. Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion are in your itinerary. Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner .

Getting from Elafonisos to Athens by car takes about 5 hours. In July in Athens, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Skopelos.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Skopelos

Skopelos ©
Known as one of the Aegean's greenest islands, Skopelos features a long coastline of fine beaches and an interior covered with verdant pine forests, olive groves, and plum orchards.
On the 24th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Ioannis Beach, then kick back and relax at Kastani Beach, then kick back and relax at Limnonari Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Amarandos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agia Varvara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stafilos Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Milia Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Skopelos tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Athens to Skopelos by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, expect nights in Skopelos to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Skopelos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kastani Beach ©
Kastani Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Stafilos Beach ©
Stafilos 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Panormos Beach and Elia Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Little Venice and Portara. Get out of town with these interesting Mykonos Town side-trips: Fish & Olive (in Chalkio), Eggares Olive Press Museum (in Eggares) and Old Town (in Naxos Town). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Dio Horia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Super Paradise Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Skopelos to Mykonos Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Paradise Beach, Ornos Beach, Fish & Olive, Eggares Olive Press Museum
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Akrotiri

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Get a sense of the local culture at Akrotiri and Akrotiri LightHouse. Take a break from the city and head to Red Beach and White Beach. There's still lots to do: explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, contemplate the geological forces at Santorini Volcano, and get engrossed in the history at SYMPOSION by La Ponta.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boutari Winery, Vlychada Beach, Santorini Volcano, Monastery of Profitis Ilias
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete and Cave Hermitage of St. Efthimiou. Get some historical perspective at The Palace of Knossos and Church of Saint Titus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heraklion: Reptisland (in Melidoni), Matala beach (in Matala) and Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, stop by Nerium Oleander, and do a tasting at Winery Stilianou.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion journey planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Faliraki.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kazantzakis Museum, The Palace of Knossos, Matala beach, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Cave Hermitage of St. Efthimiou
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

4
nights
Faliraki, Rhodes

Faliraki ©
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Village of Lindos and Ancient Kamiros. You'll get in some beach time at Faliraki Beach and Tsambika Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Faliraki side-trips: Agios Pavlos Beach (in Lindos), Valley of the Butterflies (in Petaloudes) and Agathi Beach (in Haraki). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anthony Quinn Bay and examine the collection at Bee Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Faliraki trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Heraklion to Faliraki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Faliraki are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Faliraki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lindos, Agathi Beach, Bee Museum, Valley of the Butterflies, Ancient Kamiros
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Ancient Kamiros
Ancient Kamiros

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