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Athens — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Fortress Palamidi. Kids will enjoy Acropolis of Athens and Philopappos Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate), sokakidelinafplio (in Nafplio) and Akrokorinthos (in Corinth). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena Nike, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and don't miss a visit to Erechtheion.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens travel route planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Athens is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Athens is minus 10 hours. In July, Athens is much hotter than Wellington - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Vasilikos.
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Vasilikos — 3 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Porto Limnionas and Gerakas Beach. Kids will enjoy Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips. When in Vasilikos, make a side trip to see Xigia Beach in Koroni, approximately Koroni away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at St Nicholas Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Nicholas Church, and stroll through Banana Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vasilikos trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Vasilikos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Athens in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Vasilikos, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Chania Town.
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Chania Town — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Agii Apostoli Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Marina Beach, stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then stroll through Seitan Limania Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Venizelos Graves.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chania Town visit website.

You can fly from Vasilikos to Chania Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and ferry. July in Chania Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Fira.
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Fira — 4 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Santorini Sailing and Perivolos. Relax by the water at Vlychada Beach and Kamari Beach. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, Head underground at Zoodochos Pigi Cave, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and kick back and relax at Red Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fira vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Chania Town to Fira takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Fira, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Greece travel guide

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.

Zakynthos travel guide

Beaches · Nightlife · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Flower of the East
Located just off the west coast of mainland Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a reputation as both a party destination and a family-friendly getaway. Packed with foreign tourists along its eastern and southeastern coastline, the island also features numerous tranquil pockets in its central region of forested mountains and rolling hills. Avoid the overcrowded east by discovering the island's less-explored northern sections, which contain a series of deep caves that feature sun reflecting on seawater and white stones, creating a striking shade of azure particular to this part of the world. The northern capes of the island also offer the calmest waters, which lap a string of developed beaches with plenty of modern facilities.

Crete travel guide

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.

Santorini travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.