29 days in Greece Itinerary

29 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece attractions planner
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Athens
— 20 nights
Fly
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Heraklion
— 2 nights
Drive
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Elounda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aggeliana
— 1 night
Drive
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Chania Town
— 3 nights

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Athens — 20 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Nafplio (Ieros Naos Evaggelistria, Nauplion Promenade, &more), Mycenae (Lion Gate & Archaeological Site Mycenae) and Attica Zoological Park (in Spata). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lycabettus, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Athens attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Heraklion.
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Find places to stay Apr 1 — 21:

Heraklion — 2 nights

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 22nd (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then steep yourself in history at Castello del Molo (Koules), and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Elounda.
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Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Elounda — 2 nights

Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
On the 24th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Spinalonga (Kalydon), and then stroll through Plaka Beach. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Cretan Olive Oil Farm, explore the ancient world of Malia Palace Archaeological Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, then don't miss a visit to Panagias Keras Church, and finally delve into the distant past at Archaia Poli Tis Lato.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Elounda attractions planner.

Drive from Heraklion to Elounda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Elounda can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Aggeliana.
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Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

Aggeliana — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at Athos Workshop, Head underground at Melidoni Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, then view the masterpieces at Kerameion Georgios Dalamvelas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Christ and St. Gedeon.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Aggeliana sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Elounda to Aggeliana in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Elounda in April, Aggeliana is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chania Town.
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Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:

Chania Town — 3 nights

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Venture out of the city with trips to Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri), Agios Georgios Monastery (in Vamos) and Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, and explore the activities along Lake Kournas.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chania Town online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aggeliana to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Chania Town sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night.
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Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.
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