22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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22 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
1
Lindos, Rhodes
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Oia, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  5​h 30​min
5
Kalambaka
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

2
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Step out of Lindos to go to Faliraki and see Faliraki Beach, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, stroll through Agathi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Panagia, and delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lindos online itinerary planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Lindos is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kuwait City to Lindos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kuwait City, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Lindos, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Agathi Beach, Faliraki Beach
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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

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.
Explore Heraklion's surroundings by going to Stalis Beach (in Stalis), Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Lychnostatis Open Air Museum (in Hersonissos). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion tour itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Heraklion takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Stalis Beach, Fortress Spinalonga, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oia: Akrotiri (Red Beach & Akrotiri) and KAMARA BEACH (in Kamari). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, and stop by Oneiro Jewelry.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oia online trip itinerary builder .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Oia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Alex Private Boat Rental, Oneiro Jewelry, KAMARA BEACH
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KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), stroll through Super Paradise Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town journey site .

Getting from Oia to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Kapari Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

1
day
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Meteora.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kalambaka day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Mykonos Town to Kalambaka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Mykonos Town in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Kalambaka, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

2
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: Corinth (Acrocorinth & Archea Korinthos) and Epidaurus Theater (in Epidavros). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Palamidi Castle, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, and take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Nafplio day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Nafplio takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In August in Nafplio, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Corinth, Epidaurus Theater, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Epidaurus Theater ©
Epidaurus Theater
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

5
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, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in August since evenings lows in Athens dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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