18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Faliraki
— 3 nights
2
Elafonissi
— 1 night
3
Heraklion
— 2 nights
4
Elounda
— 1 night
5
Kamari
— 3 nights
6
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
7
Athens
— 4 nights

3
nights
Faliraki

Faliraki ©
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Faliraki: Valley of the Butterflies (in Petaloudes), Agathi Beach (in Haraki) and Lindos Beach (in Lindos). On the 27th (Mon), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Sun) at Water Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Faliraki trip itinerary builder website.

Turku, Finland to Faliraki is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from Turku in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Faliraki, with highs around °C, while nights are much hotter with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Faliraki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Valley of the Butterflies, Agathi Beach, Lindos Beach
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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Water Park ©
Water Park

1
night
Elafonissi

Elafonissi ©
Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Aspri Limni Beach, hike along Elafonisi Viewpoint, and then kick back and relax at Elafonissi Beach.

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Fly from Faliraki to Elafonissi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, shuttle, and taxi. In July in Elafonissi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Aspri Limni Beach ©
Aspri Limni Beach

2
nights
Heraklion

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, thenlook for gifts at Nerium Oleander, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, thensee the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Reptisland.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip website.

You can drive from Elafonissi to Heraklion in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Elounda.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Reptisland
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

1
night
Elounda

Elounda ©
Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
On the 31st (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagias Keras Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ammos Beach, thenexplore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Elounda driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Heraklion to Elounda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Elounda are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Kamari.

Things to do in Elounda

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Agios Nikolaos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Lake Voulismeni ©
Lake Voulismeni
Panagias Keras Church ©
Panagias Keras Church

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nights
Kamari

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Take a break from Kamari with a short trip to Sand Lily Boutique in Imerovigli, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kamari trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Elounda to Kamari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Kamari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Kamari

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Spas, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach, and kick back and relax at Panormos Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip maker.

You can ride a ferry from Kamari to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Panormos Beach, Speed Boats Tours, Elia Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step out of Athens to go to Epidavros and see The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, which is approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Athens online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mykonos Town in August: highs in Athens hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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