31 days in Greece Itinerary

31 days in Greece Itinerary

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31 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 6 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fira
— 3 nights
5
Fira
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  3​h
6
Agios Nikolaos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sitia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Elafonissi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Palaiochora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Chania Town
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
11
Corinth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
12
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Athens

6
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Plaka and National Archaeological Museum. Get outdoors at Glyfada Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Dasoktima Tatoiou (in Acharnes), Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio) and Vouliagmeni Beach (in Vouliagmeni). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, identify plant and animal life at Donkey's Land, and take in the dramatic natural features at Areopagus.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glyfada, Vouliagmeni Beach, Schinias Beach, Marathon Beach, Dasoktima Tatoiou
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 23:
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon

3
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
On the 24th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ornos Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Elia Beach, then learn about winemaking at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and finally make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town tour planner .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ornos Beach, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

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 26th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Portara, examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally stop by Ta Axotica Gift Shop. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyrgaki.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Naxos trip itinerary app .

Naxos is just a short distance from Mykonos Town. In September, daytime highs in Naxos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Portara ©
Portara
Old Town ©
Old Town
Alyko Dimou Naxou ©
Alyko Dimou Naxou

3
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 29th (Sun), do a tasting at Santo Winery, then stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach, then examine the collection at Cultural Village, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fira trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Naxos to Fira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Fira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Fira.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Pyrgos, Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
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Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, then learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, and finally look for gifts at the White, Santorini. On your second day here, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and then steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Agios Nikolaos.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Ancient Thera, Venetsanos Winery, Byzantine Castle Ruins
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

2
nights
Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Georgios Monastery, explore the fascinating underground world of Milatos Cave, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Amazonas Park, and finally head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagias Keras Church, and finally get your game on at Sissi Mini Golf.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Agios Nikolaos online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Agios Nikolaos in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Fira in October, Agios Nikolaos is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sitia.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Agios Georgios Monastery, Fortress Spinalonga, Amazonas Park, Sissi Mini Golf, Milatos Cave
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Agios Georgios Monastery ©
Agios Georgios Monastery
Lake Voulismeni ©
Lake Voulismeni

2
nights
Sitia

Sitia ©
Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): look for gifts at Matthaios Art Jewels by Markakis, take an in-depth tour of Folk museum of Sitia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moni Toplou, then enjoy the sand and surf at Maridati Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Chionas. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kazarma Fortress, enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Staoysa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Makrigialos Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sitia online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Agios Nikolaos to Sitia in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sitia when traveling from Agios Nikolaos in October, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Sitia

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Makrigialos Beach, Maridati Beach
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
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Moni Toplou ©
Moni Toplou
Folk museum of Sitia ©
Folk museum of Sitia
Kazarma Fortress ©
Kazarma Fortress

1
night
Elafonissi

Elafonissi ©
Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Aspri Limni Beach, then make a trip to Chryssoskalitissa Monastery, and then Head underground at Agia Sofia Cave. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Elafonissi Beach and then hike along Elafonisi Viewpoint.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Elafonissi trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Sitia to Elafonissi takes 5.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Elafonissi are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Palaiochora.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Chryssoskalitissa Monastery, Agia Sofia Cave
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
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Elafonissi  Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Aspri Limni Beach ©
Aspri Limni Beach

2
nights
Palaiochora

Palaiochora ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the ancient world of The Ancient City Lissos, enjoy the sand and surf at Chalikia Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gialiskari beach. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Evangelistra Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Georgios Byzantine Church, then kick back and relax at Sougia Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Methexis Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Palaiochora road trip planning website .

Drive from Elafonissi to Palaiochora in 1.5 hours. In October in Palaiochora, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Palaiochora

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sougia, Agios Georgios Byzantine Church
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
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Agios Georgios Byzantine Church ©
Agios Georgios Byzantine Church
Evangelistra Church ©
Evangelistra Church

2
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): do a tasting at Manousakis Winery, examine the collection at Minoan's World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marathi beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada). On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Ancient Olive Tree, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chania Town online trip maker .

You can drive from Palaiochora to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Chania Town are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Corinth.

Things to do in Chania Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Manousakis Winery, Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), Souda Bay War Cemetery, German War Cemetery, Marathi Beach
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
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Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery
 MINOAN'S WORLD ©
MINOAN'S WORLD

2
nights
Corinth

Corinth ©
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): do a tasting at Domaine Bairaktaris, learn about winemaking at Ktima Palivou, then take in the dramatic natural features at Acrocorinth, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Moni Osiou Patapiou and then stroll through Loutraki Beach.

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

You can do a combination of flight and train from Chania Town to Corinth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In October in Corinth, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Corinth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nemea, Loutraki
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
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Acrocorinth ©
Acrocorinth
Domaine Bairaktaris ©
Domaine Bairaktaris
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Spyridonas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Ayios Georgios, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, and finally contemplate the long history of Lion Gate.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nafplio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Corinth to Nafplio takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Corinth in October: high temperatures in Nafplio hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mycenae
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
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Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

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