19 days in Greece Itinerary

19 days in Greece Itinerary

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19 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+2
train + bus + Fly:  14​h
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Paxos
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Ottawa

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For shopping fun, head to Ermou Street or Dimos Jewelry. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pandora Art Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Athens tour builder tool .

Ottawa, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Ottawa to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in August, with highs in Athens at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
For shopping fun, head to Atlantis Books or Eduart Gjopalaj. We've included these beaches for you: Red Beach and Caldera Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Fira side-trips: Mnemossyne Gallery (in Oia), Santo Horse Riding (in Akrotiri) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through KAMARA BEACH, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, get great views at Sunset in Oia, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Space.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fira online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, expect nights in Fira to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Kamari, Art Space, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Panormos Beach and Paradise Beach. Relax by the water at Elia Beach and Agios Sostis Beach. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, look for gifts at Savvas Traditional Greek Products, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kapari Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Hippopots or Icon Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to St. Spyridon First Beach and Porto Timoni Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Paleokastritsa (Corfu Donkey Rescue & Paleokastritsa Beach), Yali Beach (in Giannades) and Corfu Beer (in Arillas). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Roda Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Corfu Town sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Corfu Town: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Yali Beach, St. Spyridon First Beach, Porto Timoni Beach, Roda Beach
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St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach
Porto Timoni Beach ©
Porto Timoni Beach

3
nights
Paxos

Paxos ©
On the 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vrika Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Voutoumi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Mongonissi, then view the masterpieces at Pythias Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Erimitis Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paxos trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Corfu Town to Paxos takes 5 hours. September in Paxos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paxos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Voutoumi Beach
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Voutoumi Beach ©
Voutoumi Beach
Mongonissi ©
Mongonissi

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