23 days in Greece Itinerary

23 days in Greece Itinerary

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23 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
ferry + taxi:  4​h 30​min
3
Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Athens
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Beach and Caldera Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at KAMARA BEACH and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Fira side-trips: Akrotiri (Faros Market & Galatea Pottery) and Oia (Epilekton, Atlantis Books, & more). There's lots more to do: stop by Aquamarine Jewelry, view the masterpieces at Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and get a taste of the local shopping with MATI Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Fira is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. In April, Fira is a bit warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Sand Lily Boutique, Kamari Beach
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Aquamarine Jewelry ©
Aquamarine Jewelry
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

5
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.
Relax by the water at Paradise Beach and Agios Stefanos Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Platis Gialos Beach and Panormos Beach. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, shop like a local with Tia handmade, kick back and relax at Elia Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town day trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. April in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Minima Gallery, Agios Stefanos Beach, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Tolo Beach and Arvanitia beach. Do your shopping at Metallagi Jewelry and Sandalworkshop. Take a break from Nafplio with a short trip to Street Market Tripoli in Tripoli, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, and don't miss a visit to Zoodochou Pigis Church.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Mykonos Town to Nafplio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Traveling from Mykonos Town in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Nafplio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tolon, Street Market Tripoli, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Zoodochou Pigis Church, DOMAINE SKOURAS / ΚΤΗΜΑ ΣΚΟΥΡΑ Ο.Α.Ε.
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Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Tolo Beach ©
Tolo Beach

8
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Ermou Street and Acropolis Museum. Do your shopping at Canvas and Gallery Demeter. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Monastiraki, look for gifts at Maris Exclusive Jewelry, and stroll through Glyfada Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online attractions planner .

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in May, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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