18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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18 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Plattsburgh
Fly + Drive:  22 h 45 min
1
Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Paros
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
7
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Plattsburgh

2
nights
Vasilikos, Zakynthos

Vasilikos ©
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ampoula Beach. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Keri Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Marathonisi (Turtle Island), and then kick back and relax at Kalamaki Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vasilikos trip itinerary planner .

Plattsburgh, USA to Vasilikos is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Plattsburgh to Vasilikos is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Plattsburgh in June; daily highs in Vasilikos reach 85°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Keri Lighthouse, Ampoula Beach, Kalamaki Beach, Marathonisi (Turtle Island)
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Marathonisi (Turtle Island) ©
Marathonisi (Turtle Island)
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach

2
nights
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 8th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and then kick back and relax at Stalis Beach. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then stroll through Livadi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkotopos Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion journey planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Vasilikos to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bali, Stalis Beach, The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Livadi Beach ©
Livadi Beach

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri LightHouse and Akrotiri. Step out of the city life by going to Skaros Rock and Amoudi Bay. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Vourvoulos Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thera, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and learn about winemaking at Santo Winery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fira online attractions planner .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Skaros Rock, Santo Winery, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

2
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, delve into the distant past at Portara, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Maragas Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Naxos online journey planner .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Naxos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Naxos are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Eggares Olive Press Museum ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum
Portara ©
Portara

1
night
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Lefkes, then kick back and relax at Kalogeros Beach, then steep yourself in history at Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, and finally head off the coast to Parikia Town.

Planning Paros trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Ride a ferry from Naxos to Paros in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Paros

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Lefkes ©
Lefkes
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then kick back and relax at Paraga Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ornos Beach, then kick back and relax at Kapari Beach, and then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

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

Traveling by ferry from Paros to Mykonos Town takes an hour. June in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paraga Beach, Kapari Beach, Paradise Beach, Ornos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Paraga Beach ©
Paraga 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Agios Petros Beach and Beach Kontogialos. Do some cultural sightseeing at Paleokastritsa Monastery and Achilleion Museum. Step out of Corfu Town with an excursion to Barbati Beach in Barbati--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, and contemplate the long history of Kassiopi.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town vacation maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Beach Kontogialos, Barbati Beach, Achilleion Museum, Monastery of Paleokastritsa, Agios Petros Beach
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Monastery of Paleokastritsa ©
Monastery of Paleokastritsa
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum

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