21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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21 days in Greece Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  24​h
Firostefani, Santorini
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Faliraki, Rhodes
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Heraklion, Crete
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne

1
day
Firostefani, Santorini

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stop by Aquamarine Jewelry.

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Melbourne, Australia to Firostefani is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Firostefani due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Firostefani hover around 87°F and lows are around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Faliraki.

Things to do in Firostefani

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Aquamarine Jewelry
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
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Red Beach

3
days
Faliraki, Rhodes

Faliraki ©
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
Acropolis of Lindos and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Faliraki Beach and Valley of the Butterflies. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Epta Piges and take a stroll around Kalithea Springs.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Firostefani to Faliraki. In August, daily temperatures in Faliraki can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Faliraki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Epta Piges, Kalithea Springs, Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, Valley of the Butterflies, Acropolis of Lindos
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Valley of the Butterflies ©
Valley of the Butterflies
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach

3
days
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.
Get some historical perspective at Fortress Spinalonga and The Palace of Knossos. Get a sense of the local culture at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete. Explore Heraklion's surroundings by going to Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary (in Mires) and Matala beach (in Matala). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion journey maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Faliraki to Heraklion takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Heraklion are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fortress Spinalonga, Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, Matala beach
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

5
days
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Panormos Beach and Super Paradise Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at White and Mytho. Explore Mykonos Town's surroundings by going to Naxos Town (Portara, Kastro, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), look for gifts at 100% Mykonos, and stroll through Platis Gialos Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Heraklion to Mykonos Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

5
days
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Take a break from the city and head to Glyfada Beach and Areopagus. Visit Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion for their historical value. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, don't miss a visit to Monastiraki, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and wander the streets of Ermou Street.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens visit planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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