20 days in Greece Itinerary

20 days in Greece Itinerary

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20 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Corfu Town
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 45​min
3
Corinth
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Heraklion
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Elounda
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
6
Oia
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Montreal

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, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip website .

Montreal, Canada to Athens is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Athens. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in June, with highs in Athens at 35°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

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
Corfu Town

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.
Explore Corfu Town's surroundings by going to Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press (in Vraganiotika), Speed Boats Tours (in Kavos) and Paleokastritsa Beach (in Paleokastritsa). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, and step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Corfu Town, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Corinth.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa Beach, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press, Achilleion Museum, Speed Boats Tours
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Corinth

Corinth ©
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
Explore Corinth's surroundings by going to Mycenae (Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, Lion Gate, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos, make a trip to Corinth Canal, explore the striking landscape at Acrocorinth, and steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Corinth trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Corfu Town to Corinth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In July in Corinth, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Corinth

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mycenae, Archaelogical site of Nemea
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos
Acrocorinth ©
Acrocorinth

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 out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Reptisland (in Melidoni), Kurtes (in Zaros) and Matala beach (in Matala). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Heraklion trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Corinth to Heraklion takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Corinth, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Elounda.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Matala beach, Reptisland, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Kurtes
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

1
night
Elounda

Elounda ©
Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for gifts at Eklektos Bookshop, step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Elounda driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Heraklion to Elounda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Elounda sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Elounda

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Eklektos Bookshop ©
Eklektos Bookshop

4
nights
Oia

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oia: Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A. (in Megalochori), Akrotiri (Red Beach, Akrotiri, & more) and Kamari (Ancient Thera & Kamari Beach). And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Anastasis Church, take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oia trip builder site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Elounda to Oia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In July in Oia, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Kamari, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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