21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  22 h
1
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
Ferry:  3 h
2
Paros
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4 h 45 min
3
Ios
— 1 night
Ferry:  3 h 30 min
4
Rethymnon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Hersonissos
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Milos
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, stroll through Kalo Livadi Beach, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Mykonos Town, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Paradise Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Fokos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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nights
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Paros is known for beaches, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Parikia Town, Head underground at Marathi Marble Quarries, see the interesting displays at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., and enjoy the sand and surf at Voutakos Beach.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paros trip itinerary planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Paros in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ios.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Old Port of Naoussa ©
Old Port of Naoussa

1
night
Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): kick back and relax at Mylopotas Beach and then kick back and relax at Manganari Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ios online attractions planner.

Ride a ferry from Paros to Ios in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Ios

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Manganari Beach ©
Manganari Beach
Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: Chania Town (Greek National Football Museum & Old Venetian Harbor), St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis) and Souda Bay War Cemetery (in Souda). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Holy Monastery of Preveli.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rethymnon trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ios to Rethymnon takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chania Town, St. Nicholas Church, Reptisland, Olive Wood Traditional Workshop, Souda Bay War Cemetery
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor

2
nights
Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, thenlook for gifts at Nerium Oleander, thenexplore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and then stroll through Fortress Spinalonga.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Hersonissos trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Rethymnon to Hersonissos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Rethymnon in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hersonissos: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Fortress Spinalonga, The Palace of Knossos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Athens planning website.

You can fly from Hersonissos to Athens in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hersonissos in July, with highs in Athens at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Milos.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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nights
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll through Pollonia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Kleftiko Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Firiplaka Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Milos road trip planning site.

Getting from Athens to Milos by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Milos: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach

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