30 days in Greece Itinerary

30 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 2 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Rhodes
— 2 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Rethymnon
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Rethymnon, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Ferry to Sarandë, Drive to Kalambaka
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Athens
— 5 nights
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Fira, Santorini — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Visit Red Beach and Perivolos for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Skaros Rock. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fira online tour planner.

Asuncion, Paraguay to Fira is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Paraguay Standard Time (PYT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In August, Fira is somewhat warmer than Asuncion - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 4 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Archaeological Site of Delos and House of Dionysus. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elia Beach and Paraportiani Church. Change things up with a short trip to Mount Kynthos in Delos (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, stroll through Platis Gialos Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Beautyworld Spa.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town, Naxos — 2 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the ancient world of The Temple of Apollo – Portara, then take a stroll through Old Town, then wander the streets of Kastro, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Prokopios Beach. On your second day here, stop by Naxia Gi, enjoy the sand and surf at Mikri Vigla Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaka Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Naxos Town attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Naxos Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Naxos Town, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Lindos.
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Lindos, Rhodes — 2 nights

A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
On the 13th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Panagia, and then stroll through Agios Pavlos Beach. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach, make a trip to Monastery Tsambika, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Kamiros, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lindos tour itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Naxos Town to Lindos takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Lindos, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Rethymnon.
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Rethymnon, Crete — 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.
Get in touch with nature at Samaria Gorge National Park and Lake Kournas. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Palace of Knossos and Palace of Faistos. Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis) and Church of Saint Titus (in Heraklion). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rethymnon travel route planning tool.

Getting from Lindos to Rethymnon by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lindos in August since evenings lows in Rethymnon dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Corfu — 3 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Fortress Corfu and Church of Saint Spiridon. Explore hidden gems such as Corfu Old Town and Agios Gordios Beach. The adventure continues: make a trip to Vlacherna Monastery, step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace, relax in the rural setting at Corfu Donkey Rescue, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Liston.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rethymnon to Corfu Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kalambaka.
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Kalambaka — 1 night

The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kalambaka online travel planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Kalambaka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Corfu Town in August, things will get a bit cooler in Kalambaka: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Delphi.
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Delphi — 1 night

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, and then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum.

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You can drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Nafplio.
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Nafplio — 3 nights

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Fortress Palamidi and Citadel and Treasury of Atreus will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Church of Agios Spyridonas. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Lion Gate, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Ayios Georgios, and delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nafplio trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Delphi to Nafplio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in August, plan for little chillier nights in Nafplio, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.
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Athens — 5 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Poseidon for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of Athena Nike and Mount Lycabettus. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Athens planner.

Drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in August, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (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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