11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  16​h
1
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
2
Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Kamari, Santorini
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Naxos
— 2 nights
+4
ferry + taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Paleokastritsa, Corfu
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
day
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town ©
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), then make a trip to Mandraki Harbour, then have some family-friendly fun at Throne of Helios, and finally don't miss a visit to Kallithea Springs.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rhodes Town journey site .

Chicago, USA to Rhodes Town is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Rhodes Town. Traveling from Chicago in August, Rhodes Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kallithea Springs
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Street of the Knights ©
Street of the Knights
Mandraki Harbour ©
Mandraki Harbour
Throne of Helios ©
Throne of Helios

2
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi, then stop by Athos Workshop, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, and finally steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop, kick back and relax at Episkopi Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rethymnon sightseeing website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rhodes Town to Rethymnon in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Rethymnon when traveling from Rhodes Town in August, with lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Kamari.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Nicholas Church, Lake Kournas, Athos Workshop, Episkopi Beach, Reptisland
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

3
nights
Kamari, Santorini

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Museum-lovers will get to explore Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Museum of Prehistoric Thera. Get some historical perspective at Akrotiri LightHouse and Ancient Thera. There's much more to do: stroll through KAMARA BEACH, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kamari trip itinerary maker .

You can ride a ferry from Rethymnon to Kamari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Kamari can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Kamari

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Skaros Rock, Santo Winery, Museum of Prehistoric Thira, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

2
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Maragas Beach, explore the ancient world of Ancient Sanctuary at Flerio Water Spring, take in the exciting artwork at Fish & Olive, then see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Portara. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, kick back and relax at Plaka Beach, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Naxos journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Kamari to Naxos takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Paleokastritsa.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Eggares Olive Press Museum ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Portara ©
Portara

1
night
Paleokastritsa, Corfu

Paleokastritsa ©
Heartily dedicated to tourism, Corfu's popular resort town of Paleokastritsa lures vacationers with lavish hotels and beaches surrounded by a hilly countryside of olive groves and fragrant fruit orchards.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paleokastritsa Monastery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Limni Beach, and then kick back and relax at La Grotta Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at St. Spyridon First Beach and then contemplate the long history of Kassiopi.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paleokastritsa day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Naxos to Paleokastritsa takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. While traveling from Naxos, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paleokastritsa, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monastery of Paleokastritsa, St. Spyridon First Beach
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Monastery of Paleokastritsa ©
Monastery of Paleokastritsa
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach

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