21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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21 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h
1
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Paros
— 3 nights
Drive:  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
subway + 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, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fokos Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paros.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Kalo Livadi Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
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, nature, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront activity at Old Port of Naoussa, enjoy some diversion at Hippokampos Social & Sporting Club, head off the coast to Parikia Town, and steep yourself in history at Lefkes.

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You can drive from Mykonos Town to Paros in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ios.

Things to do in Paros

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

1
night
Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
On the 24th (Wed), kick back and relax at Mylopotas Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manganari Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ios road trip website .

You can drive from Paros to Ios in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ios can reach 34°C, while at night they dip 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

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rethymnon: St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis), Souda Bay War Cemetery (in Souda) and Chania Town (Greek National Football Museum & Old Venetian Harbor). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, look for gifts at Olive Wood Traditional Workshop, look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon tour itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ios to Rethymnon in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chania Town, Reptisland, Olive Wood Traditional Workshop, Souda Bay War Cemetery, St. Nicholas Church
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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): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and then step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos journey builder .

Traveling by car from Rethymnon to Hersonissos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Rethymnon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hersonissos, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

4
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, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Athens journey planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Hersonissos to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, Athens is a bit warmer than Hersonissos - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can 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

2
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): enjoy the sand and surf at Pollonia Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Kleftiko Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Firiplaka Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Milos trip builder site .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Milos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Milos: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Firiplaka Beach ©
Firiplaka Beach

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