29 days in Greece Itinerary

29 days in Greece Itinerary

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29 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  15​h
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Naxos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Milos
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
6
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Sparta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Monemvasia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Lindos, Rhodes
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
11
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Fortress Corfu and Casa Parlante. Corfu Museum of Asian Art and Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas), Paleokastritsa (Paleokastritsa Beach & Corfu Donkey Rescue) and Yali Beach (in Giannades). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Theodora Mitropolis Orthodox Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Spianada Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town day trip planning app .

Newark, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. While traveling from Newark, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Corfu Town, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, St. Spyridon First Beach, Yali Beach
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
You'll get in some beach time at Panormos Beach and Platis Gialos Beach. Get in touch with nature at Paradise Beach and Elia Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and stroll through Agios Stefanos Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip maker .

You can fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Corfu Town in August, plan for slightly colder days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Elia Beach, Kapari Beach, Panormos Beach, Agios Stefanos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

1
night
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 4th (Wed): wander the streets of Kastro, wander the streets of Old Town, then explore the ancient world of Portara, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Naxos trip planner .

Naxos is just a stone's throw from Mykonos Town. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Portara ©
Portara
Kastro ©
Kastro
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Beach and Caldera Beach. You'll get in some beach time at KAMARA BEACH and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Santo Horse Riding in Akrotiri (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradisos Beach, and look for gifts at the White, Santorini.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by ferry from Naxos to Fira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Milos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Paradisos Beach, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

1
night
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
On the 8th (Sun), kick back and relax at Sarakiniko Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleftiko Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Milos trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Milos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Milos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Plaka and Acropolis Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Numismatic Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Athens tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Milos to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Visit Archaeological Site Mycenae and Fortress Palamidi for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Epidaurus Theater and Nauplion Promenade. Take a break from Nafplio with a short trip to Astros Beach in Paralio Astros, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, and contemplate the long history of Church of Agios Spyridonas.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Nafplio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in September since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sparta.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mycenae, Astros Beach, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

3
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mystras and Agiou Nikolaou Church. We've included these beaches for you: Simos Beach and Skoutari Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sparta: Ancient Messene (in Messini) and Mourtias Beach (in Mirtia). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Archaeological site of Mystra.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sparta travel planner .

Drive from Nafplio to Sparta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sparta when traveling from Nafplio in September, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Sparta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Antigua Mesenia, Skoutari Beach, Mourtias Beach, Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία, Agiou Nikolaou Church
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Mystras ©
Mystras
Skoutari Beach ©
Skoutari Beach

3
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Popular historic sites such as Monemvasia Fortress and Liotrivi Historical Mansion are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Megali Paralia and Plytras Beach. When in Monemvasia, make a side trip to see Panagia Beach in Elafonisos, approximately 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Sofia Church and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos).

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Monemvasia travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Sparta to Monemvasia in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Elafonisos, Plytras Beach, Liotrivi Historical Mansion
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Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church

1
night
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Agathi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Panagia, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos, and finally stroll through Lindos Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lindos online route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Monemvasia to Lindos. In September in Lindos, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Agathi Beach
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos

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nights
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
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.
On the 24th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and finally learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Heraklion takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. September in Heraklion sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou
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