22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece travel route planner

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Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
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Paros
— 3 nights
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Ios
— 1 night
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Fira
— 5 nights
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Faliraki
— 1 night
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Athens
— 6 nights
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Mykonos Town

— 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Panormos Beach and Elia Beach. Head to Savvas Traditional Greek Products and Tia handmadefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: stop by Little Venice, kick back and relax at Kalo Livadi Beach, stroll through Kapari Beach, and explore the world behind art at Minima Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town tour itinerary builder.

Montreal, Canada to Mykonos Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mykonos Town when traveling from Montreal in May, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 14:

Paros

— 3 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

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.
Head to ONEIPA Concept Store and Yria Ceramic Studiofor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Parikia Town and Voutakos Beach. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou, explore the fascinating underground world of Marathi Marble Quarries, kick back and relax at Kalogeros Beach, and learn about winemaking at Moraitis Winery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paros travel route builder website.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Paros takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Ios.

Things to do in Paros

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:

Ios

— 1 night
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 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Manganari Beach and then stroll through Kolitsani Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ios travel route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Paros to Ios takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Ios

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

Fira

— 5 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of the city life by going to Kamari Beach and Red Beach. Shop till you drop at Aquamarine Jewelry and Art Space. Take a break from Fira with a short trip to Experience Horse Riding in Akrotiri, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and stroll through Caldera Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fira road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ios to Fira takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Fira are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Faliraki.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 23:

Faliraki

— 1 night
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Faliraki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Agathi Beach, kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, then explore the galleries of Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art, and finally make a trip to Kallithea Springs.

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Getting from Fira to Faliraki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Faliraki, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Faliraki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Athens

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Shop till you drop at Ermou Street and Ioannidou Art Gallery. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, visit Monastiraki, and tour or see a show at Athinais.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens tour website.

Fly from Faliraki to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Athens, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 25 — 31:

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Rhodes travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.