13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos
— 1 night
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 3 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
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Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos

— 1 night
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
On the 9th (Mon), cool off at Water Village and then have fun at Adamieion Ceramic Art Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Vrahos Beach and then get a dose of the wild on Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tsilivi (Planos) trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Tsilivi (Planos) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. When traveling from Manchester in August, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Tsilivi (Planos): temperatures range from 39°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Heraklion.

Things to do in Tsilivi (Planos)

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
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.
On the 11th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and finally experience rural life at Snail Farm and Fun. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Heraklion visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Tsilivi (Planos) to Heraklion takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Tsilivi (Planos) in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Heraklion: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 13th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, stroll through Kamari Beach, and then surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fira trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Sun), make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then wander the streets of Little Venice, and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): get outside with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort and then kick back and relax at Panormos Beach.

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Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Athens day trip planning site.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Mykonos Town in August, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Corfu Town, Corfu

— 2 nights
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corfu, and then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art and then cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Athens to Corfu Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Athens in August, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Greece travel guide

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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.