19 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

19 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Calgary
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 15 min
4
Lindos, Rhodes
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Calgary

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Matala beach and Stalis Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Malia Minoan Palace (in Malia), Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, stop by Eli's Ceramic Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip builder site.

Calgary, Canada to Heraklion is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Calgary to Heraklion. In December, Heraklion is warmer than Calgary - with highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Matala beach, Stalis Beach, Malia Minoan Palace, Fortress Spinalonga, Lake Voulismeni
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga

5
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Visit Akrotiri and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist for their historical value. You'll get in some beach time at Kamari Beach and Red Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, take in the exciting artwork at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Ernesto Workshop & Gallery.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Oia, Kamari, Akrotiri, Pyrgos, Santorini
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Archaeological Museum of Mykonos and Aegean Maritime Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Paradise Beach and Platis Gialos Beach. Go for a jaunt from Mykonos Town to Naxos Town to see Portara about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), admire the masterpieces at Minima Gallery, and hit all the best shops with Tia handmade.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. In December, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Portara, Paraga Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

4
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Relax by the water at Lindos Beach and Tsambika Beach. Village of Lindos and Medieval City will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lindos: Ladomylos (in Siana), Church of Our Lady of Filerimos (in Filerimos) and Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art (in Kolimbia). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Monolithos, stroll through Agathi Beach, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Butterflies.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Lindos day trip app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mykonos Town to Lindos in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, flight, and bus; or ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Lindos can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rhodes, Rhodes Town, Kolimbia, Valley of the Butterflies, Agathi Beach
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

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