15 days in Greek Isles, Peloponnese & Athens Itinerary

15 days in Greek Isles, Peloponnese & Athens Itinerary

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15 days in Greek Isles, Peloponnese & Athens Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 1 night
+4
Fly + Train + Subway + Foot + Bus:  7 h
2
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Athens
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
5
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
6
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3 h 45 min
7
Paleokastritsa, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Toronto

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night
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

Tsilivi ©
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and then stroll through Porto Limnionas.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tsilivi trip planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Tsilivi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Tsilivi is 7 hours. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tsilivi, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Porto Limnionas, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
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Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Speed Boats Tours
Porto Limnionas ©
Porto Limnionas

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, then explore the ancient world of Arkadiko Bridge, and then catch a live event at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Akrokorinthos, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns.

Plan my day in Nafplio using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tsilivi to Nafplio takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Tsilivi in July, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mycenae, Akrokorinthos, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Athens online road trip planner .

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in July since evenings lows in Athens dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip planner.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Reptisland
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

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nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldera Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Santorini, then take an in-depth tour of SYMPOSION by La Ponta, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Akrotiri trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Boutari Winery
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
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.
On the 30th (Thu), wander the streets of Little Venice and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Armenistis Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Elia Beach, then stroll through Agios Sostis Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town itinerary website .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Paleokastritsa.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Elia Beach, Armenistis Lighthouse, Agios Sostis Beach, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach

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nights
Paleokastritsa, Corfu

Paleokastritsa ©
Heartily dedicated to tourism, Corfu's popular resort town of Paleokastritsa lures vacationers with lavish hotels and beaches surrounded by a hilly countryside of olive groves and fragrant fruit orchards.
On the 1st (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, and then admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Paleokastritsa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Spyridon First Beach, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paleokastritsa day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mykonos Town to Paleokastritsa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in July, expect nights in Paleokastritsa to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Parasailing & Paragliding, St. Spyridon First Beach
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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