21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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Drive to Tampa International Airport, Fly to Athens
— 4 nights
— 3 nights
Rhodes Town
— 5 nights
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
Drive to Kos Airport, Fly to Tampa International Airport, Drive to Sarasota



— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Seahorse Dive Center (in Vari), Vouleftiko (Old State House) (in Nafplio) and Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, and make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Athens trip builder.

Sarasota, USA to Athens is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Karpathos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:


— 3 nights
Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.
Karpathos is known for beaches, nightlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Chicken Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kato Lako Beach, view the masterpieces at Bonendis Art Center, and Head underground at Cave Church of St. Luke.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Karpathos trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Karpathos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, expect nights in Karpathos to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Karpathos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Rhodes Town

— 5 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rhodes Town: Agathi Beach (in Haraki), Lindos (Village of Lindos, Lindos Beach, &more) and Valley of the Butterflies (in Petaloudes). On the 21st (Wed), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. There's much more to do: make a trip to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, admire the striking features of Church of St. Panteleimon, see what you can catch with Makarounas Fishing Trip Rhodes, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Michael the Archangel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town online travel planner.

Getting from Karpathos to Rhodes Town by ferry takes about 7 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kalymnos.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:


— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalymnos: Kos Town (Roman Odeon of Kos, Asklepion Kos, &more), Therma Beach (in Agios Fokas) and Kos Divers (in Psalidi).

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalymnos trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Rhodes Town to Kalymnos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Kalymnos are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Kefalos.

Things to do in Kalymnos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:


— 4 nights
A small town with well-developed tourist infrastructure, Kefalos stretches along the slopes of a gentle hill, its immaculate beaches drawing pleasure seekers from around the world.
When in Kefalos, make a side trip to see Marmari Beach in Marmari, approximately Marmari away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Exotic Beach, stop by Vasso Art Gallerie Pottery Workshop, stroll through Kardamena Beach, and delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Agios Stefanos.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kefalos travel route planner.

Travel from Kalymnos to Kefalos in 2 hours. July in Kefalos sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kefalos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Greece travel guide

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.

Rhodes travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.

Kos travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
A tiny island big on history and tradition, Kos appears littered with ancient ruins and well-preserved Corinthian columns. Located just 4 km (2 mi) from the coast of Turkey, this minute Aegean island boasts over 100 km (60 mi) of coastline and offers a string of immaculate beaches within easy walking distance of fine shops, bars, and hotels. The past and present seem to converge within the narrow streets of the town of Kos, where cosmopolitan cafes sit right next to ancient traditional taverns. Tourism and farming remain the island's main sources of revenue, its interior dotted by lush groves of almond, fig, and olive trees.