22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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22 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Platanias, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Matala, Crete
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hersonissos, Crete
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Honolulu, Oahu

2
nights
Platanias, Crete

Platanias ©
Explore hidden gems such as Bonsai and Art and Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chania Venetian Lighthouse and Chania Archaeological Museum. Explore Platanias' surroundings by going to Falassarna Beach (in Falassarna) and Chania Town (Mitos Objects of Art, Georgina Skalidi, & more).

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Platanias vacation builder.

Honolulu, USA to Platanias is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 12 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Honolulu in March, with highs in Platanias at 63°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Platanias

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Chania Town, Manousakis Winery, Bonsai and Art, Ancient Olive Tree, Falassarna Beach
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Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery
Chania Venetian Lighthouse ©
Chania Venetian Lighthouse
Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete ©
Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete

2
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop, look for gifts at Marianna's Workshop, then stop by Athos Workshop, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacred Monastery of Arkadi. Keep things going the next day: stop by Art of Living Glass Factory, then stop by George and Lilian's Jewellery, then steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, and finally stop by Moka.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rethymnon tour planner.

Traveling by car from Platanias to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. In March in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Matala.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

George and Lilian's Jewellery, Athos Workshop, Tzompanakis Blown Glass-Art Of Living
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Athos Workshop ©
Athos Workshop
Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop ©
Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop
George and Lilian's Jewellery ©
George and Lilian's Jewellery

3
nights
Matala, Crete

Matala ©
A low-key tourist resort known for its ancient cliffside caves, Matala boasts a rich history that spans over 2,000 years.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stop by Goods of the Ground, kick back and relax at Matala beach, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Phaistos, and finally look for gifts at Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Panagia Kaliviani, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos).

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Matala trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Rethymnon to Matala in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Matala

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mires, Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs, Palace of Faistos
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Matala beach ©
Matala beach
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)
Palace of Faistos ©
Palace of Faistos

3
nights
Hersonissos, Crete

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stalis Beach and Eklektos Bookshop. Head to Votania Pure Herbs of Crete and Nostimonfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Maria & Vangelis - Unique Handmade Creations in Elounda (about 1h 05 min away). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum and stop by Imperial Furs.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Matala to Hersonissos in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in March, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Stalis, Elounda, Votania Herbs, Nostimon
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Nostimon ©
Nostimon
Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

2
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town and then stop by Fish & Olive. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Cathedral, stop by Miniatoura, stop by Limpertas Manolis Pottery, then look for gifts at Melissinos Jewellery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Naxos trip generator.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hersonissos to Naxos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Naxos are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara
Panagia Drossiani Church ©
Panagia Drossiani Church

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Museum of Prehistoric Thera and Artemis Karamolegos Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Aquamarine Jewelry or Art Space. Venture out of the city with trips to Akrotiri (The Good Heart & Galatea Pottery). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, and shop like a local with Ernesto Workshop & Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Fira travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by ferry from Naxos to Fira takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santorini, Oia, Skaros Rock, Santo Winery, Galatea Pottery
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Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera

2
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, see the interesting displays at Patounis Soap Factory, see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum, then stop by Corfu Sandals, and finally look for gifts at The Land of Corfu Natural Products. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Beautiful, then steep yourself in history at Kassiopi, and then kick back and relax at Canal D'Amour.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Fira to Corfu Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Fira in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 46°F in Corfu Town. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Beautiful, Achilleion Museum, Canal D'Amour
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Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Canal D'Amour ©
Canal D'Amour
Patounis Soap Factory ©
Patounis Soap Factory

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