30 days in Greece & Province of Crotone Itinerary

30 days in Greece & Province of Crotone Itinerary

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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 3 nights
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rethymnon, Greece
— 4 nights
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Chania Town, Greece
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly to Lamezia Terme Airport, Drive to Crotone
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Crotone, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive to Lamezia Terme Airport, Fly to Johannesburg

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Thessaloniki, Greece

— 3 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thessaloniki: Kalogria Beach (in Nikiti), Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina) and Cave of Alistrati (in Alistrati). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Sophia, and steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Thessaloniki day trip planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Thessaloniki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, expect nights in Thessaloniki to be much hotter, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rhodes Town, Greece

— 4 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda), Lindos (Acropolis of Lindos, Village of Lindos, &more) and Valley of the Butterflies (in Petaloudes). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Faliraki Beach, make a trip to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, and stroll through Tsambika Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rhodes Town holiday builder site.

Fly from Thessaloniki to Rhodes Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rhodes Town, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Greece

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos), Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre (in Hersonissos) and Winery Stilianou (in Archanes). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rethymnon driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rhodes Town to Rethymnon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rhodes Town in August since evenings lows in Rethymnon dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Chania Town, Greece

— 4 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri), Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi) and Astrikas Estate Biolea (in Astrikas). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, stroll through Balos Lagoon, and explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chania Town trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Rethymnon to Chania Town by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Akrokorinthos (in Corinth), Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Nafplio (Nauplion Promenade & Fortress Palamidi). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Athens holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Chania Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Crotone.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Crotone, Italy

— 6 nights
Crotone is a city and comune in Calabria. Explore Crotone's surroundings by going to Castello Aragonese di Le Castella (in Le Castella), Santa Severina (Chiesa di Santa Filomena, Piazza Campo, &more) and Cotronei (Chiesa di San Nicola Vescovo & Lago Ampollino). And it doesn't end there: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, look and learn at Parco Astronomico Lilio, don't miss a visit to Le Cannella, and stop by Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Crotone itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Athens to Crotone with the Route module. Traveling from Athens to Crotone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Crotone

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.

Province of Crotone travel guide

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Castles · Ruins · Landmarks
Crotone is a city and comune in Calabria. Founded c. 710 BC as the Achaean colony of Kroton, it was known as Cotrone from the Middle Ages until 1928, when its name was changed to the current one. In 1992 it became the capital of the newly established Province of Crotone., its population was 62,178.

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