20 days in Greece Itinerary

20 days in Greece Itinerary

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Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
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Athens
— 1 night
3
Petrochori
— 1 night
4
Messini
— 2 nights
5
Nafplio
— 1 night
6
Athens
— 2 nights
7
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
8
Hersonissos
— Few hours
9
Rethymnon
— 2 nights
10
Matala
— Few hours
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Chania Town
— 3 nights

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Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Relax by the water at Agios Pavlos Beach and Plakia Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lindos Beach and Vliha Bay. Explore Lindos' surroundings by going to Church of St. Panteleimon (in Siana), Fourni Beach (in Monolithos) and Monastery of Artamitis (in Agios Isidoros). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Village of Lindos, pause for some serene contemplation at Archanggelos Michail Thari Monastery, explore the engaging exhibits at Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Panagia.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lindos trip itinerary maker site.

Vancouver, Canada to Lindos is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Lindos is 10 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in May: high temperatures in Lindos hover around 27°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Church of St. Panteleimon, Archanggelos Michail Thari Monastery, Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum, Plakia Beach, Fourni Beach
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Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos

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Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Corinth Canal. On the 5th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Corinth Canal.

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Getting from Lindos to Athens by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Petrochori.

Things to do in Athens

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Corinth Canal
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Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal

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Petrochori

Petrochori ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Voidokilia Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Petrochori Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Archelon Sea Turtles Rescue Center, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palace of Nestor.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Petrochori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Petrochori takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Athens in May, Petrochori is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Messini.

Things to do in Petrochori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Palace of Nestor, Archelon Sea Turtles Rescue Center, Lagouvardos Beach
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Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Palace of Nestor ©
Palace of Nestor

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Messini

Messini ©
Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Messinia Wild Experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Romanos Beach, then admire the sheer force of Polylimnio Waterfall, then delve into the distant past at Antigua Mesenia, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Messini Stadium.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Messini online travel route planner.

Drive from Petrochori to Messini in 1.5 hours. In May in Messini, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Messini

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mystras, Romanos Beach, Statue of Constantine Paleologos, Messinia Wild Experience, Polylimnio Waterfall
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Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia
Mystras ©
Mystras
Polylimnio Waterfall ©
Polylimnio Waterfall

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Nafplio

Nafplio
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Nauplion Promenade, pause for some photo ops at Kolokotroni Statue, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panaghia.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nafplio journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Messini to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Traveling from Messini in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nafplio, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Church of Panaghia ©
Church of Panaghia
Church of Agios Spyridonas ©
Church of Agios Spyridonas

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Athens

Athens ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Athens trip maker tool.

Getting from Nafplio to Athens by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in May, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Visit Vlychada Beach and Red Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Experience Horse Riding. And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fira online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Vlychada Beach, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

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Hersonissos

Hersonissos
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Hersonissos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Fira in May, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Hersonissos. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Rethymnon

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Biotopoi Nature Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Gorge of Mili, then identify plant and animal life at Archelon Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, and finally visit Rethymnon Old Town.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rethymnon trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. May in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Matala.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Gorge of Mili
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Biotopoi Nature Park ©
Biotopoi Nature Park
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza
Four Martyrs Church ©
Four Martyrs Church

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Matala

Matala
A low-key tourist resort known for its ancient cliffside caves, Matala boasts a rich history that spans over 2,000 years.
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You can drive from Rethymnon to Matala in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Matala can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You will leave for Chania Town on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Matala

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Manousakis Winery and Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Agii Apostoli Beach and Olive and Oil Museum / Dermitzaki Folklore Collection. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chania Town itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Matala to Chania Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Vatolakkos
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Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery

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