Greece in One, Two, and Three Weeks

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Updated: October 2, 2020

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Greek Island Itinerary – The Basics

Itinerary for the Greek Islands

Santorini – Amazing volcano views, boat tours, wine tours.
Mykonos – Great beaches and nightlife.
Crete – Lots of history, good beaches, authentic Greek towns, good hiking.
Naxos – Great beaches, good hiking, interesting history, and small Greek villages.
Paros – Great beaches, trendy dining and nightlife.
Corfu – Too much package tourism although Corfu Town is wonderful.
Zakynthos – Too much package tourism.
Rhodes – Great beaches and wonderful medieval Rhodes Town.
Kos – Very touristy but still enjoyable. Good for biking.
• Recommended Less-touristy Greek Islands: Sifnos, Ikaria, Folegandros, Milos, Lesvos, Samos, Karpathos

1 Week in Greece

  • Athens – 1 Full Day
  • Mykonos, Paros, or Naxos – 3 Days
  • Santorini – 3 Days

10 Days in Greece

  • Athens – 1 Full Day
  • Mykonos – 3 Days
  • Paros or Naxos – 3 Days
  • Santorini – 3 Days

2 Weeks in Greece

  • Athens – 1 Full Day
  • Nafplio Day Trip or additional time in Athens – 1 Day
  • Mykonos – 3 Days
  • Paros – 2 Days
  • Naxos – 3 Days
  • Santorini – 4 Days

3 Weeks in Greece

  • Athens – 1 Full Day
  • Nafplio Day Trip or additional time in Athens – 1 Day
  • Mykonos – 3 Days
  • Paros – 2 Days
  • Naxos – 3 Days
  • Milos, Folegandros, or Sifnos – 2 Days
  • Santorini – 4 Days
  • Agios Nikolaos (Crete) – 2 Days
  • Chania (Crete) – 3 Days

Greece Itinerary: Top 5 Highlights

1. The Santorini Caldera

Itinerary for Greek Islands

Santorini is the most magical and unique Greek island. Boat tours of the volcanic caldera are a highlight of any trip to Greece.

2. The Beaches of Naxos (and Many Greek Islands)

Itinerary for Naxos.

There are many Greek islands with fantastic beaches (Mykonos, Milos, Paros, and Crete) but no island has a better beach scene than Naxos.

3. The Parthenon and Acropolis in Athens

Itinerary for Athens, Greece.

Athens has lots to see in a compact area. The Parthenon, Acropolis, and Plaka are where you should spend most of your time.

4. The Beach Clubs & Nightlife of Mykonos

Itinerary for Mykonos in Greece.

Mykonos is the place to go for beaches, beach clubs, and nightlife.

5. The Town of Chania in Crete

Itinerary for Crete.

Chania is a charming town on the island of Crete (the largest Greek island). Both Chania and Heraklion have many international flights to other cities in Europe which make it a great place to start or finish your holiday vacation.

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