29 days in Greece Itinerary

29 days in Greece Itinerary

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29 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  2​h 45​min
2
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h
3
Paros
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Naxos Town, Naxos
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h 15​min
5
Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Hersonissos, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h
7
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  3​h
8
Rethymnon, Crete
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Chania Town, Crete
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
End: Columbus

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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Fortress Corfu and Corfu Museum of Asian Art are in your itinerary. Corfu Old Town and Monastery of Paleokastritsa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Corfu Town's surroundings by going to La Grotta Beach (in Paleokastritsa), Barbati Beach (in Barbati) and Paralia Agios Georgios (in Agios Georgios). There's still lots to do: stroll through Agios Gordios Beach, examine the collection at Casa Parlante, explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, and steep yourself in history at Achilleion Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Corfu Town online travel planner .

Columbus, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Columbus to Corfu Town due to the time zone difference. June in Corfu Town sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Grotta Beach, Agios Gordios Beach, Barbati Beach, Paralia Agios Georgios, Monastery of Paleokastritsa
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ancient Agora of Athens and Fortress Palamidi. Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, take a stroll through Plaka, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Corfu Town to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paros.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Temple of Poseidon, Fortress Palamidi, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., contemplate the long history of Lefkes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, and finally head off the coast to Parikia Town.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paros online travel route builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Paros in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Paros

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lefkes ©
Lefkes
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town

2
nights
Naxos Town, Naxos

Naxos Town ©
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 12th (Sat): kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, then wander the streets of Kastro, then contemplate the long history of Old Town, and finally explore the ancient world of Portara. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Plaka Beach, kick back and relax at Mikri Vigla Beach, then view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive, and finally view the masterpieces at L- Art Gallery & Decor.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Naxos Town holiday tool .

You can drive from Paros to Naxos Town in 2 hours. June in Naxos Town sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Chalkio, Mikri Vigla Beach, Agios Prokopios Beach, Plaka Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kastro ©
Kastro
Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara

3
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Village of Lindos and Castle of Monolithos. Step off the beaten path and head to Agios Pavlos Beach and Ancient Kamiros. Go for a jaunt from Lindos to Archipoli to see Art Park Rhodes about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of the Panagia, enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach, and stroll through Lindos Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lindos online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Naxos Town to Lindos takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Lindos are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rhodes, Art Park Rhodes, Agathi Beach, Ancient Kamiros
Highlights from your plan
Ancient Kamiros
Ancient Kamiros
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia
Castle of Monolithos ©
Castle of Monolithos

2
nights
Hersonissos, Crete

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
On the 17th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, stroll through Stalis Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hersonissos visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Hersonissos in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Lindos in June, Hersonissos is little chillier at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Stalis Beach, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Fortress Spinalonga
Highlights from your plan
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get a sense of the local culture at Akrotiri and Museum of Prehistoric Thira. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santo Winery and Wine Tours & Tastings. Change things up with a short trip to Perivolos in Perivolos (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Akrotiri LightHouse, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, and learn about winemaking at Gaia Winery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira journey planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Hersonissos to Fira in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Hersonissos in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 70°F in Fira. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Boutari Winery
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

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.
Monastery of Arkadi and Palace of Faistos will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Nicholas Church and Lake Kournas. Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: Folk Museum of Spili (in Spili) and Frangokastello Beach (in Frangokastello). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Monastery of Preveli.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rethymnon trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Rethymnon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palace of Faistos, Lake Kournas, St. Nicholas Church, Frangokastello Beach, Folk Museum of Spili
Highlights from your plan
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Palace of Faistos ©
Palace of Faistos
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

3
nights
Chania Town, Crete

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Appreciate the collections at Greek National Football Museum and Maritime Museum of Crete. Step off the beaten path and head to Falassarna Beach and Chania Venetian Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa) and Akrotiri (Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) & Seitan Limania Beach). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, and explore the stunning scenery at Samaria Gorge National Park.

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Take a bus from Rethymnon to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Falassarna Beach, Samaria Gorge National Park, German War Cemetery, Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera
Highlights from your plan
Chania Venetian Lighthouse ©
Chania Venetian Lighthouse
Kastro Gramvoussas ©
Kastro Gramvoussas
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach

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