20 days in Greece Itinerary

20 days in Greece Itinerary

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20 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
5
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Nafplio
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + subway + Fly:  6​h
7
Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Dublin

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): shop like a local with Tsami Ceramics. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, then admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and then cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Corfu Town driving holiday planning tool .

Dublin, Ireland to Corfu Town is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Dublin to Corfu Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect nights in Corfu Town to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are warmer, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Tsami Ceramics, Yali Beach, Paleokastritsa Beach
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Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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.
Do your shopping at Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery and Dio Horia. Kids will appreciate attractions like Panormos Beach and Agios Sostis Beach. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, kick back and relax at Elia Beach, make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalo Livadi Beach.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip planner .

You can fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Corfu Town, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Agios Sostis Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Head to Art Space and Mnemossyne Galleryfor some retail therapy. Family-friendly places like Red Beach and Perissa Black Sand Beach will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, take in the exciting artwork at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, shop like a local with Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini, and stop by Atlantis Books.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Fira are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Oia, Art Space, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

1
night
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 24th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

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You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Heraklion are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

3
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 Plaka and Acropolis Museum. Head to Ermou Street and Pandora Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, look for gifts at Melissinos Art -The Poet Sandal Maker, take in the exciting artwork at Ioannidou Art Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Frissiras Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Heraklion in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Fortress Palamidi. Attractions like Astros Beach and Tigani beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou (in Stemnitsa), Agora art gallery (in Mycenae) and Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary (in Kranidi). There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae and pick up some local products at Street Market Tripoli.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Nafplio online road trip planner .

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nafplio, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mycenae, Street Market Tripoli, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Astros Beach, Tigani beach
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

4
nights
Vasilikos, Zakynthos

Vasilikos ©
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Visit Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Makris Gialos Beach for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery and Memento. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vasilikos: Xigia Beach (in Koroni), Ampoula Beach (in Tragaki) and Aristeon Ecological Olive Press (in Lithakia). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vrahos Beach, stroll through Gerakas Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Nicholas Church.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Vasilikos trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Nafplio to Vasilikos in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in August since evenings lows in Vasilikos dip to 24°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, Ampoula Beach, Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery, Saint Nicholas Church, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
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Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Aristeon Ecological Olive Press ©
Aristeon Ecological Olive Press

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