Travel Itineraries

I often have to answer question from readers regarding what places to visit on a vacation, and after realizing that not eveyrone is as familiar with Greece as I am, I decided put together a few sample travel itineraries to help independent travelers optimize their visit to Greece. Of course, if you sign up for a "package" trip, your itinerary would be already determined, and most of these packages would include at least some of the destinations mentioned here.

Please remember that we are not travel agents, and we do not "offer" these trips. The mission of this webiste is to help independent travelers plan for a positive experience. This is a website for independent travelers who like to plan and travel alone afteral. It is possible to plan these trips on your own, or you can enlist the help of a professional travel agent who can book your trip once you choose your destinations. The following itineraries minimize travel time and include some of the most interesting travel destinations of Greece.

2-week island hopping tour

Two weeks:
Island hopping

  • Day 1: Home - Athens
  • Day 2: Piraeus to Santorini
  • Day 3: Santorini
  • Day 3: Santorini
  • Day 4: Santorini - Naxos
  • Day 5: Naxos - Koufonisia (day cruise)
  • Day 6: Naxos
  • Day 7: Paros
  • Day 8: Antiparos (day trip by ferry and car/moped)
  • Day 9: Paros
  • Day 10: Mykonos
  • Day 11: Delos (morning-cruise)
  • Day 12: Mykonos
  • Day 13: Athens
  • Day 14: Athens - home
1-week vacation in a Greek island

One Week:
One island with side trips

Choose ONE of the options below:

  • Kefalonia with option to spend time in Lefkada and Ithaki on day-cruise
  • Corfu with option to visit Sarante and Butrint, Albania on day-cruise
  • Eastern, Central, or Western Crete
  • Rhodes  with option to visit Symi on day-cruise
  • Kos with option to visit Bodrum, Turkey on day-cruise
  • Samos with option to visit Kusadasi, Turkey, and Patmos on day-cruises
  • Naxos with option to visit Koufonisia on day-cruise
  • Paros with option to visit Antiparos on day-trip
  • Santorini with option to visit Ios, or Anafi on day-cruise
  • Mykonos with option to visit Delos, Tinos, Paros, Naxos on day-trip
1-week athens and hydra tour

One week:
Ancient Greece and Hydra

  • Day 1: Home - Athens
  • Day 2: Athens - Delphi
  • Day 3: Delphi - Athens
  • Day 4: Hydra
  • Day 5: Hydra
  • Day 6: Athens
  • Day 7: Athens - home
10-day mainland ancient Greece tour

Ten Days:
Ancient Greece on mainland

  • Day 1: Home - Athens
  • Day 2: Delphi
  • Day 3: Delphi - Olympia
  • Day 4: Olympia - Nafplion
  • Day 5: Nafplion (Mycenae)
  • Day 6: Nafplion - Athens (with a morning visit at Epidaurus ancient thatre)
  • Day 7: Athens (National Museum and Agora, and or Kerameikos)
  • Day 8: Athens (Sounion)
  • Day 9: Athens (Acropolis and Acropolis Museum)
  • Day 10: Athens - home




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