20 days in Greece & Ithaca Itinerary

20 days in Greece & Ithaca Itinerary

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Start: Thessaloniki, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Paleokastritsa, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Paxos, Greece
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  28 h
4
Ithaca, United States
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22 h
5
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
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Lindos, Greece
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Mirtos, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Thessaloniki, Greece


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Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 14th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and then scramble along the landscape with Baseline Canyoning.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki holiday app.

If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major aiport is Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport. In July in Thessaloniki, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Paleokastritsa.

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

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Paleokastritsa, Greece

Paleokastritsa ©
Heartily dedicated to tourism, Corfu's popular resort town of Paleokastritsa lures vacationers with lavish hotels and beaches surrounded by a hilly countryside of olive groves and fragrant fruit orchards.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kaiser's Throne, identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paleokastritsa Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paleokastritsa trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Thessaloniki to Paleokastritsa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Paxos.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kaiser's Throne
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Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
Kaiser's Throne ©
Kaiser's Throne

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Paxos, Greece

Paxos ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Tripitos Arch.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paxos planning app.

You can drive from Paleokastritsa to Paxos in 5.5 hours. In July in Paxos, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ithaca.
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Tripitos Arch ©
Tripitos Arch

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Ithaca, United States

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, admire the natural beauty at Cornell Botanic Gardens, and then deepen your understanding at Cornell University.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ithaca day trip site.

Explore your travel options from Paxos to Ithaca with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paxos in July: high temperatures in Ithaca hover around 31°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature
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Cornell Botanic Gardens ©
Cornell Botanic Gardens
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Cornell University ©
Cornell University

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get outdoors at Mount Lycabettus and Glyfada Beach. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ithaca to Athens. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ithaca in July: high temperatures in Athens hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus
Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach

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Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
We've included these beaches for you: Faliraki Beach and Lindos Beach. Visiting Agathi Beach and Tsambika Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Lindos: Easyboat - Boat Rental (in Faliraki), Submarine Tours (in Rhodes Town) and Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art (in Kolimbia). There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lindos trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Athens to Lindos takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Lindos, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mirtos.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Faliraki, Tsambika Beach, Agathi Beach, Submarine Tours, Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art
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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

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Mirtos, Greece

Mirtos ©
On the 29th (Sat), get outside with Sarakina Gorges.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mirtos trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lindos to Mirtos. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lindos in July since evenings lows in Mirtos dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Mirtos

Outdoors
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Sarakina Gorges ©
Sarakina Gorges

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nights
Heraklion, Greece

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.
Relax by the water at Matala beach and Stalis Beach. Get outdoors at Fortress Spinalonga and Lake Voulismeni. Step out of Heraklion to go to Malia and see Malia Minoan Palace, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, learn about winemaking at Douloufakis Winery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

Make your Heraklion itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Mirtos to Heraklion in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fortress Spinalonga, Matala beach, Stalis Beach, Malia Minoan Palace, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Matala beach ©
Matala beach
Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach

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