22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Groningen
Fly:  14 h
1
Athens
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h
End: Groningen

6
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum. Do your shopping at Ermou Street and Gallery Demeter. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take in the exciting artwork at Taf The Art Foundation.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip builder.

Groningen, The Netherlands to Athens is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Groningen to Athens. Traveling from Groningen in August, expect nights in Athens to be warmer, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Portara and Old Town. Step out of the city life by going to Paradise Beach and Paraga Beach. When in Mykonos Town, make a side trip to see Agios Prokopios Beach in Agios Prokopios, approximately Agios Prokopios away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Sostis Beach, and examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town online journey planner.

Fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, you will find days in Mykonos Town are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Naxos Town, Agios Sostis Beach, Panormos Beach, Ornos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Beach and Caldera Beach. For shopping fun, head to Faros Market or Galatea Pottery. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, and take an in-depth tour of La Ponta.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyrgos, Perivolos, Vlychada, Venetsanos Winery
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Matala beach and Preveli Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Fortress Spinalonga and Stalis Beach. When in Heraklion, make a side trip to see Eklektos Bookshop in Elounda, approximately Elounda away. categoryPhrases.sentence.Plan_for_a_day_of_cool_family_friendly_fun_on_the_day_at Watercity Waterpark Themed Park. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, don't miss a visit to Turkish Pumphouse, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and stop by Idols Art.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion sightseeing planner.

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri 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 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Elounda, The Palace of Knossos, Idols Art, Stalis Beach, Matala beach
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga

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