19 days in Greece Itinerary

19 days in Greece Itinerary

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19 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Elafonisos
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Toronto

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at National Archaeological Museum and Benaki Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Plaka, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens route builder site .

Toronto, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in March, expect Athens to be much warmer, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Archaeological Site Mycenae and Nauplion Promenade are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and St. Luke Archibishop are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Astros Beach in Paralio Astros (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nafplio online trip maker .

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Athens in March, with highs in Nafplio at 16°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Astros Beach, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

2
nights
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. On the 17th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Megali Paralia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pounta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία and then kick back and relax at Lefki Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Elafonisos trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Nafplio to Elafonisos in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Pounta Beach ©
Pounta Beach
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

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.
Visit The Palace of Knossos and Church of Saint Titus for their historical value. Let the collections at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete capture your imagination. Step out of Heraklion to go to Matala and see Matala beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete and do a tasting at Douloufakis Winery.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Elafonisos to Heraklion with the Route module. In March, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Matala beach
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

5
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Little Venice and Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. Paraportiani Church and Virgin of St. Rosary will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Mykonos Town side-trips: Old Town (in Naxos Town) and Archaeological Site of Delos (in Delos). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolakis Church, and stroll through Elia Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Heraklion to Mykonos Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Archaeological Site of Delos, Elia Beach, Old Town, Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Paraportiani Church ©
Paraportiani Church
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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