30 days in Greece Itinerary

30 days in Greece Itinerary

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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sitia, Crete
— 3 nights
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Drive to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Fly to Diagoras Airport, Drive to Haraki
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Haraki, Rhodes
— 3 nights
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Drive to Diagoras Airport, Fly to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Drive to Paleokastritsa
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Paleokastritsa, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
Fly
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Milos
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Naxos
— 4 nights
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Heraklion, Crete — 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Domaine Paterianakis and Church of Saint Titus. Take a break from the city and head to Stalis Beach and Lake Voulismeni. Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Matala Beach (in Matala) and Listis Beach (in Dimos Viannos). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium.

To find out how to plan a trip to Heraklion, use our trip itinerary maker.

Boise, USA to Heraklion is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Boise to Heraklion. Traveling from Boise in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in Heraklion. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sitia.
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Sitia, Crete — 3 nights

Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. Explore hidden gems such as Galini Beach and Folk museum of Sitia. Step out of the city life by going to Goudouras Beach and Paralia Mochlos. When in Sitia, make a side trip to see Terra Zakros Shop in Zakros, approximately Zakros away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Karoumes Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Erimoupolis Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sitia trip planning tool.

You can drive from Heraklion to Sitia in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Haraki.
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Haraki, Rhodes — 3 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Prasonisi Beach and Haraki Beach. Get outdoors at Agathi Beach and Fourni Beach. Step out of Haraki to go to Kalavarda and see Ancient Kamiros, which is approximately 42 minutes away.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Haraki trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sitia to Haraki. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Paleokastritsa.
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Paleokastritsa, Corfu — 2 nights

Heartily dedicated to tourism, Corfu's popular resort town of Paleokastritsa lures vacationers with lavish hotels and beaches surrounded by a hilly countryside of olive groves and fragrant fruit orchards.
Relax by the water at Agios Georgios Beach and Limni Beach. Monastery of Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Old Fortress Corfu in Corfu Town (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Agios Petros Beach and stroll through Yali Beach.

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Explore your travel options from Haraki to Paleokastritsa with the Route module. Traveling from Haraki in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Paleokastritsa, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Vasilikos.
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Vasilikos, Zakynthos — 3 nights

Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Visit Xigia Beach and Gerakas Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saint Nicholas Church and Goumas Estate - Art & Wine Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vasilikos: Kalamaki Beach (in Kalamaki), Ampoula Beach (in Tragaki) and Tsilivi (Planos) (Speed Boats Tours & Bouka Beach). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Caves and kick back and relax at Vrahos Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vasilikos trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Paleokastritsa to Vasilikos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vasilikos are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Milos.
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Milos — 4 nights

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Get some cultural insight at Church of Agios Haralambos and Venetian Castle of Milos. Take a break from the city and head to Kleftiko Beach and Paliochori Beach. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Firiplaka Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Sarakiniko Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Milos road trip tool.

You can fly from Vasilikos to Milos in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Milos are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Perivolos and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Zoodochos Pigi Cave. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, and learn about winemaking at Santo Winery.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fira trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Milos to Fira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Naxos.
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Naxos — 4 nights

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.
Visit Plaka Beach and Mikri Vigla Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Maragas Beach and Psili Ammos Beach. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, look for gifts at Naxia Sweet Home, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Prokopios Beach.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Naxos trip itinerary planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Naxos in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 69°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling 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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