22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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22 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Groningen
Fly:  14​h
1
Athens
— 6 nights
subway + 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
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.
Do your shopping at Monastiraki and TECHNOHOROS ART GALLERY ΑΙΘΟΥΣΑ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ. Let the collections at National Archaeological Museum and Acropolis Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, admire the masterpieces at Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Athens itinerary maker.

Groningen, The Netherlands to Athens is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Groningen to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Groningen in August, things will get much warmer in Athens: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Little Venice and Portara. Do some cultural sightseeing at Aegean Maritime Museum and Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. Change things up with these side-trips from Mykonos Town: Old Town (in Naxos Town) and Agios Prokopios Beach (in Agios Prokopios).

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Shop till you drop at The Good Heart and Faros Market. Appreciate the collections at Cultural Village and Tomato Industrial Museum. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, stroll through Eros Beach, stop by Galatea Pottery, and learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Akrotiri trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. August in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vlychada, Pyrgos, Perivolos, 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.
Get outdoors at Spinalonga (Kalydon) and Stalis Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Historical Museum of Crete. Explore Heraklion's surroundings by going to Matala beach (in Matala), Eklektos Bookshop (in Elounda) and Preveli Beach (in Lefkogia). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Sun) at Watercity Waterpark Themed Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, stop by Idols Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and don't miss a visit to Turkish Pumphouse.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion travel itinerary creator.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Elounda, Stalis Beach, The Palace of Knossos, Preveli 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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