20 days in Greece & Ithaca Itinerary

20 days in Greece & Ithaca Itinerary

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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Fly
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Paleokastritsa, Greece
— 2 nights
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Paxos, Greece
— 1 night
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Ithaca, United States
— 1 night
Drive to Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Greece
— 4 nights
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Drive to Diagoras Airport, Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Mirtos
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Mirtos, Greece
— 1 night
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Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece

— 1 night

Mother of Israel

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 other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, 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 · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Paleokastritsa, Greece

— 2 nights
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.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paleokastritsa trip itinerary planning app.

Fly 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 travel to Paxos.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Paxos, Greece

— 1 night
On the 17th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Tripitos Arch.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paxos trip itinerary builder tool.

Travel from Paleokastritsa to Paxos in 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Paxos are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ithaca.

Things to do in Paxos

Nature · Parks
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Ithaca, United States

— 1 night
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.

To find reviews, maps, 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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Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get outdoors at Glyfada Beach and Mount Lycabettus. 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 other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, 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 · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Lindos, Greece

— 4 nights
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 Tsambika Beach. Visiting Lindos Beach and Easyboat - Boat Rental will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Lindos: Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art (in Kolimbia) and Submarine Tours (in Rhodes Town). The adventure continues: stroll through Agathi Beach and explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos.

Before you visit Lindos, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Athens to Lindos by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for slightly colder 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 · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Mirtos, Greece

— 1 night
On the 29th (Sat), get outside with Sarakina Gorges.

For ratings 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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Heraklion, Greece

— 3 nights
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 Palace Archaeological Site, 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 · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Corfu travel guide

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Beaches · Specialty Museums · Bars & Clubs
Island of the Phaeacians
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Corfu retains many reminders of the island's Venetian, British, and French heritage.The northernmost of the Ionian Islands, the mild-weathered city made it into mythology as the idyllic place where Poseidon enjoyed marital bliss with the nymph Korkyra. Allegedly named after this mythical beauty, the island offers a blend of well-developed seaside areas and pristine mountain ranges, popular with both package tourists and casual backpackers. The island's top attraction remains the pleasant city of Corfu, an architectural gem made for sightseeing on foot. The island also serves as a convenient jumping-off point for tours of the Albanian and Italian coastlines.