26 days in Greek Isles, West Greece & Northern Greece Itinerary

26 days in Greek Isles, West Greece & Northern Greece Itinerary

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26 days in Greek Isles, West Greece & Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly + bus:  21​h 30​min
1
Lindos, Rhodes
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h
3
Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Edmonton

2
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, look for gifts at Kori Lindos, and then delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos. On the next day, kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach, then kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lindos travel route builder .

Edmonton, Canada to Lindos is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Lindos, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in April, expect nights in Lindos to be much warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tsambika Beach
Highlights from your plan
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

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.
Heraklion is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, wineries, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip maker app .

Getting from Lindos to Heraklion by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Heraklion are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kazantzakis Museum, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
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.
On the 12th (Sun), take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Arkadi, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Holy Monastery of Preveli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Four Martyrs Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, and then steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Rethymnon itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Heraklion to Rethymnon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Kournas
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, and make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

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

Traveling by ferry from Rethymnon to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. April in Fira sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Skaros Rock, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Kamari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

4
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), stop by White, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town planning site .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Speed Boats Tours, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

2
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
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.
On the 21st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Kremasti, do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Archimedes Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Nemouta Waterfalls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Olympia online holiday maker .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mykonos Town to Olympia takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mykonos Town in April since evenings lows in Olympia dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Monastery of Kremasti
Highlights from your plan
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery

2
nights
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Meteora, get lost in a book at Kalambaka Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then stroll through Varlaam Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kalambaka attractions planner .

Drive from Olympia to Kalambaka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in April, things will get slightly colder in Kalambaka: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

3
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Step out of Thessaloniki to go to Vergina and see Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, take a stroll through Ladadika District, and make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip planner .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Thessaloniki, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square

4
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Paleokastritsa (Corfu Donkey Rescue & Paleokastritsa Beach) and St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, and step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Corfu Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, St. Spyridon First Beach, Achilleion Museum, Silvaland
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

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