25 days in Greece Itinerary

25 days in Greece Itinerary

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25 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  26 h
1
Paleokastritsa, Corfu
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  7 h
2
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 45 min
3
Rethymnon, Crete
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Kissamos, Crete
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3 h 30 min
5
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Paros
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Naxos
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Paleokastritsa, Corfu

Paleokastritsa ©
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.
Visit Paralia Agios Georgios and La Grotta Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Kaiser's Throne and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paleokastritsa: Corfu Town (Corfu Old Town & Old Fortress Corfu). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Kassiopi and pause for some serene contemplation at Paleokastritsa Monastery.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paleokastritsa travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Paleokastritsa is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Paleokastritsa. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Paleokastritsa hover around 39°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Kaiser's Throne, Monastery of Paleokastritsa, Paralia Agios Georgios
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Monastery of Paleokastritsa ©
Monastery of Paleokastritsa
Paralia Agios Georgios ©
Paralia Agios Georgios
Kaiser's Throne ©
Kaiser's Throne

3
nights
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Explore hidden gems such as The Church of the Panagia and Pefkos Beach. Get some cultural insight at Ancient Kamiros and Dormition of Theotokos Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Stegna Beach (in Stegna) and Lindos Beach (in Lindos). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach, make a trip to Kallithea Springs, and contemplate the long history of Mandraki Harbour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Paleokastritsa to Rhodes Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Paleokastritsa in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Rhodes Town: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lindos, Faliraki, Ancient Kamiros, Tsambika Beach, Kallithea Springs
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Ancient Kamiros
Ancient Kamiros
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia

3
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Frangokastello Beach and Lake Kournas. Explore hidden gems such as Ancient Aptera and St. Nicholas Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of the Five Virgins (in Argiroupoli), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Chania Town) and Monastery of Christ and St. Gedeon (in Margarites). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Arkadi and steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Rhodes Town to Rethymnon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Rhodes Town in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Rethymnon, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kissamos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Church of the Five Virgins, Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, Frangokastello Beach, Monastery of Christ and St. Gedeon, Lake Kournas
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Frangokastello Beach ©
Frangokastello Beach
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera ©

3
nights
Kissamos, Crete

Kissamos ©
A quiet port town situated on Crete's western tip, Kissamos attracts mostly domestic tourists and possesses more of the quintessential Greek feel than livelier resorts strung along the island's coastline.
Do some cultural sightseeing at German War Cemetery and Church of St. George. Take a break from the city and head to Paralia Ravdoucha and Sfinari Beach. When in Kissamos, make a side trip to see Kastro Gramvoussas in Gramvousa, approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Falassarna Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Ioannis Prodromes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balos Lagoon, and see the interesting displays at Ancient Olive Tree.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kissamos trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Rethymnon to Kissamos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Kissamos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ancient Olive Tree, Kastro Gramvoussas, Paralia Ravdoucha, German War Cemetery, Church of St. George
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German War Cemetery ©
German War Cemetery
Kastro Gramvoussas ©
Kastro Gramvoussas
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Akrotiri LightHouse and Ancient Thera. Step out of the city life by going to Perivolos and Skaros Rock. There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and stop by the White, Santorini.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Kissamos to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Akrotiri LightHouse, Amoudi Bay, Skaros Rock, Santo Winery, Perivolos
Highlights from your plan
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

2
nights
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
On the 24th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Kalogeros Beach, steep yourself in history at Lefkes, and then look for gifts at Keramiko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town and then kick back and relax at Voutakos Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Paros trip simple and quick.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Paros in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Paros can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lefkes ©
Lefkes
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Keramiko ©
Keramiko

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mikri Vigla Beach and Plaka Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kastro and Temple of Apollo. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Portara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Panagia Drossiani, see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, and stop by Ta Axotica Gift Shop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Naxos travel planner.

Ride a ferry from Paros to Naxos in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Naxos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kastro ©
Kastro
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach

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