30 days in Greece Itinerary

30 days in Greece Itinerary

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30 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Rethymnon, Crete
Shuttle:  1 h
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
5
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
9
Chania Town, Crete
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
End: Rethymnon, Crete

1
night
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
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.
On the 9th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally do a tasting at Winery Stilianou.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip itinerary builder tool .

Rethymnon to Heraklion is an approximately 1-hour shuttle ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Heraklion sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
When in Fira, make a side trip to see SYMPOSION by La Ponta in Akrotiri, approximately Akrotiri away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fira sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Oia, Santorini, Kamari
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirsini Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Elia Beach, Paradise Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Corfu Town side-trips: Barbati Beach (in Barbati), Paleokastritsa (Paleokastritsa Beach & La Grotta Beach) and Paradise Beach (in Liapades). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park, and pause for some photo ops at Holocaust Memorial of Corfu.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Barbati Beach, Paradise Beach, Aqualand Corfu Water Park
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Monastiraki, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and subway from Corfu Town to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae), Corinth (Akrokorinthos, Archaeological Museum of Corinth, &more) and The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, steep yourself in history at Lion Gate, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, and get to know the fascinating history of Nauplion Promenade.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nafplio visit planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in June, Nafplio is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then examine the collection at Archimedes Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Olympia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Olympia. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Tours Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Hermes by Praxiteles
Hermes by Praxiteles

3
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Venture out of the city with trips to Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria) and Blue Caves (in Agios Nikolaos). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, try for a hole-in-one at Kalamaki Crazy Golf& Restaurant, enjoy the sand and surf at Vrahos Beach, and look for gifts at Memento.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Tsilivi online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Olympia to Tsilivi takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vrahos Beach, Blue Caves, Grampsas Winery, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Memento
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Grampsas Winery ©
Grampsas Winery

4
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.
Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi), Astrikas Estate Biolea (in Astrikas) and To Kaniski (in Kissamos). The adventure continues: stop by Rethymnon Old Town, make a trip to Old Venetian Harbor, get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, and examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chania Town holiday builder tool .

You can fly from Tsilivi to Chania Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Souda Bay War Cemetery, Astrikas Estate Biolea, Elafonissi Beach, German War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Astrikas Estate Biolea ©
Astrikas Estate Biolea
Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

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