30 days in Greece Itinerary

30 days in Greece Itinerary

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30 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + ferry:  7​h 30​min
2
Argostolion, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 2 nights
+2
subway + Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
7
Faliraki, Rhodes
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
8
Milos
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
9
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Oia, Santorini
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
11
Sifnos
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + train + Fly:  12​h 15​min
12
Karpathos
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Athens

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Sat), make a trip to Spianada Square, explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, then make a trip to Vlacherna Monastery, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kaiser's Throne. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Paleokastritsa Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Angelokastro, and then examine the collection at Casa Parlante.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Corfu Town journey tool .

Athens to Corfu Town is an approximately 3-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in July since evenings lows in Corfu Town dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Argostolion.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfu, Paleokastritsa Beach, Kaiser's Throne
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Kaiser's Throne ©
Kaiser's Throne
Casa Parlante ©
Casa Parlante
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

2
nights
Argostolion, Cephalonia

Argostolion ©
A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Myrtos Beach and Assos. Step out of Argostolion with an excursion to Petani Beach in Lixouri--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Makris Gialos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Megas Lakos Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and snap pictures at Drapano Bridge (De Bosset).

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Argostolion trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Argostolion in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Argostolion can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Argostolion

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lixouri, Makris Gialos Beach, Myrtos Beach, Assos
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Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos Beach
Assos ©
Assos
Petani Beach ©
Petani Beach

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and finally appreciate the history behind Erechtheion. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then appreciate the history behind Submarine Monument, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Argostolion to Athens by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. July in Athens sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Submarine Monument
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Portara, wander the streets of Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, then view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alyko Dimou Naxou. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Akepsimas, and then kick back and relax at Kastraki Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Naxos road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Naxos in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, you will find days in Naxos are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Portara ©
Portara
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, make a trip to Megalochori - Traditional Village, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally look for gifts at the White, Santorini.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fira online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Naxos to Fira by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Fira, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Venetsanos Winery, Megalochori - Traditional Village, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Helicopter Tours
Megalochori - Traditional Village ©
Megalochori - Traditional Village
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

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.
On the 7th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Damnoni Beach and then stroll through Skinaria Beach. On your second day here, wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, and finally contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Rethymnon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Rethymnon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In August in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Faliraki.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plakias, Reptisland, Lake Kournas
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

2
nights
Faliraki, Rhodes

Faliraki ©
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Faliraki Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindos Beach and then look and learn at Astronomy Cafe.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Faliraki trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rethymnon to Faliraki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Faliraki can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Milos.

Things to do in Faliraki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lindos Beach
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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Astronomy Cafe ©
Astronomy Cafe
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

3
nights
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 11th (Sun), kick back and relax at Plathiena Beach and then kick back and relax at Kleftiko Beach. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Sarakiniko Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paliochori Beach, and then make a trip to Old Sulfur Mines at Paliorema.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Milos online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Faliraki to Milos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Milos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Milos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Firiplaka Beach ©
Firiplaka 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stop by Mytho and then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, then experience rural life at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, and then take in the waterfront activity at Old Port.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Milos to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm
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Old Port ©
Old Port
Rarity Gallery ©
Rarity Gallery
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

2
nights
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Atlantis Books, and then shop like a local with Mnemossyne Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oia tour itinerary builder tool .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Oia in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

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nights
Sifnos

Sifnos ©
Sifnos is an island municipality in the Cyclades island group in Greece. On the 19th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Panagia Chrissopigi, kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Vathi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Poulati, make a trip to Chrisopigi Monastery, and then stroll through Faros Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sifnos route app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Oia to Sifnos. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sifnos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Agios Andreas ©
Agios Andreas
Chrisopigi Monastery ©
Chrisopigi Monastery
Julie Tzanni Ceramic Art and Jewelry ©

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nights
Karpathos

Karpathos ©
Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.
On the 22nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Kira Panagia Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Zoodochos Pigi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Diakoftis Beach. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Apella Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lefkos Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Karpathos day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sifnos to Karpathos. In August in Karpathos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Karpathos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Diakoftis Beach ©
Diakoftis Beach
Church of Zoodochos Pigi ©
Church of Zoodochos Pigi

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