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.
Get outdoors at Tsambika Beach and Gennadi Beach. Visit Village of Lindos and Acropolis of Lindos for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Lindos: Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art (in Kolimbia), Medieval City (in Rhodes Town) and Limni Beach (in Apolakkia). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Agathi Beach, step into the grandiose world of Feraklos Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindos Beach, and explore and take pictures at Traganou Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lindos route builder tool.

Montreal, Canada to Lindos is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in September, with highs in Lindos at 33°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) 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 20th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, stroll the grounds of Zeitenlik, and then Head underground at Petralona Cave. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, kick back and relax at Peraia Beach, then delve into the distant past at Eptapyrgio Castle, and finally scramble along the landscape with Baseline Canyoning.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Thessaloniki takes 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 September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) and The Venetian Fortezza. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marathi Beach and Damnoni Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: Melidoni Cave (in Melidoni), Gortyna (in Agioi Deka) and Plakias (Kourtaliotiko Gorge, Ammoudaki Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Rethymnon Old Town, take in the dramatic natural features at St. Anthony Gorge (Gorge of Patsos), and kick back and relax at Kalathas Beach.

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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. Traveling from Thessaloniki in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rethymnon, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Stalis Beach and Municipal Beach Kitroplatia. Relax by the water at Ligaria Beach and Mononaftis Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Heraklion: Milatos Cave (in Milatos) and Agios Nikolaos (Panagias Keras Church, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, do a tasting at Lyrarakis Winery, and steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion day trip planning website.

Take a shuttle from Rethymnon to Heraklion in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Heraklion are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Oia.
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Oia — 2 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 30th (Fri), kick back and relax at Katharos Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Oia Treasures Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at The Castle of St Nicholas, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Eponymo, take in the pleasant sights at Oia's Main Street, stop by Aquamarine Jewelry, then 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 find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oia trip site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Heraklion to Oia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Oia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) 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.
On the 2nd (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Akrotiri LightHouse, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, enjoy the sand and surf at Eros Beach, then see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos, and finally stroll through Vlychada Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Fira day trip planning site.

Fira is just a short distance from Oia. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to 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.
Get outdoors at Mount Lycabettus and Astir Beach. Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, wander the streets of Plaka, and stroll through Areopagus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Archaeological Site of Olympia and Archaeological Museum of Olympia. You'll get in some beach time at Palouki beach and Agios Andreas Beach (Crete). Change things up with these side-trips from Olympia: Katakolo (Greek Art Gallery & Museum of Ancient Greek Technology), Paralia Agia Marina (in Amaliada) and Karytaina Castle (in Karitena). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, explore the activities along Kaiafas Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Olympia holiday planner.

You can drive from Athens to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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Greece travel guide

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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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