30 days in Greece Itinerary

30 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos
— 6 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Thessaloniki
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rethymnon
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Heraklion
— 5 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
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Oia
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Fira
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 4 nights
Bus to Athens, Fly to Montreal

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Lindos — 6 nights

A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Escape the urban bustle at Tsambika Beach and Lindos Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Village of Lindos and Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Lindos: Gennadi Beach (in Gennadi), Limni Beach (in Apolakkia) and Medieval City (in Rhodes Town). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Agathi Beach, make a trip to Tomb of Kleoboulos, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, and stroll through Traganou Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lindos sightseeing planner.

Montreal, Canada to Lindos is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Lindos due to the time zone difference. In June, Lindos is somewhat warmer than Montreal - with highs of 82°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki — 2 nights

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Zeitenlik, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Petralona Cave. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then kick back and relax at Peraia Beach, then explore the ancient world of Eptapyrgio Castle, and finally scramble along the landscape with Baseline Canyoning.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Thessaloniki in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Lindos in June, Thessaloniki is slightly colder at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly to Rethymnon.
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Rethymnon — 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Venetian Fortezza and Rethymnon Old Town. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marathi Beach and Ammoudaki Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: Gortyna (in Agioi Deka), Melidoni Cave (in Melidoni) and Plakias (Kourtaliotiko Gorge, Damnoni Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), explore the striking landscape at St. Anthony Gorge (Gorge of Patsos), and stroll through Kalathas Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rethymnon trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Rethymnon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. July in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Heraklion.
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Heraklion — 5 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Stalis Beach and Mononaftis Beach. Relax by the water at Ligaria Beach and Ammoudi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Agios Nikolaos (Panagias Keras Church, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more) and Milatos Cave (in Milatos). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, learn about winemaking at Lyrarakis Winery, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Heraklion vacation builder.

You can take a shuttle from Rethymnon to Heraklion in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oia.
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Oia — 2 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Katharos Beach, then explore the galleries of Oia Treasures Art Gallery, then don't miss a visit to The Castle of St Nicholas, and finally explore the activities along Amoudi Bay. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Eponymo, go for a walk through Oia's Main Street, look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, and finally don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oia sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Heraklion to Oia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Oia are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fira.
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Fira — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eros Beach, then examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Vlychada Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planning tool.

Fira is very close to Oia. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ancient Agora of Athens and Erechtheion. Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Poseidon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Athens to go to Vouliagmeni and see Astir Beach, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lycabettus.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens visit planning app.

Getting from Fira to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.
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Olympia — 4 nights

Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Take a break from the city and head to Agios Andreas Beach (Crete) and Palouki beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Archaeological Site of Olympia and Olympia Land Winery. Explore Olympia's surroundings by going to Katakolo (Greek Art Gallery & Museum of Ancient Greek Technology), Karytaina Castle (in Karitena) and Paralia Agia Marina (in Amaliada). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, pause for some serene contemplation at Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kaiafas Lake.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Olympia road trip planning tool.

Drive from Athens to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in July since evenings lows in Olympia dip to 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for home.
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.
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