30 days in Greece Itinerary

30 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos
— 6 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Thessaloniki
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rethymnon
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Heraklion
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Oia
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Fira
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 4 nights
Bus to Athens, Fly to Montreal

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Lindos

— 6 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Visit Tsambika Beach and Agathi Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Lindos Beach and Gennadi Beach. Explore Lindos' surroundings by going to Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art (in Kolimbia), Limni Beach (in Apolakkia) and Medieval City (in Rhodes Town). Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, step into the grandiose world of Feraklos Castle, get your game on at Lardons Go-karts, and kick back and relax at Kalathos Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lindos trip itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Lindos is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Lindos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in July, expect Lindos to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thessaloniki

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, explore the different monuments and memorials at Zeitenlik, and then Head underground at Petralona Cave. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then enjoy the sand and surf at Peraia Beach, then steep yourself in history at Eptapyrgio Castle, and finally get outside with Baseline Canyoning.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki holiday builder tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Thessaloniki takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lindos in July since evenings lows in Thessaloniki dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Rethymnon

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) and Rethymnon Old Town. Get some historical perspective at The Venetian Fortezza and Gortyna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rethymnon: Plakias (Kourtaliotiko Gorge, Ammoudaki Beach, &more), Melidoni Cave (in Melidoni) and St. Anthony Gorge (Gorge of Patsos) (in Patsos). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Marathi Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalathas Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rethymnon trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Thessaloniki to Rethymnon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Heraklion

— 5 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stalis Beach and Ammoudi Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Palace of Knossos and Lyrarakis Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Milatos Cave (in Milatos), Mononaftis Beach (in Agia Pelagia) and Agios Nikolaos (Panagias Keras Church, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, enjoy the sand and surf at Ligaria Beach, and admire the striking features of Loggia.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion tour planner.

Take a shuttle from Rethymnon to Heraklion in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Heraklion are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oia

— 2 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Katharos Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Oia Treasures Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of The Castle of St Nicholas, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Eponymo, take in the pleasant sights at Oia's Main Street, look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, and finally don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Oia trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Oia in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. July in Oia sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fira.

Things to do in Oia

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fira

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 20th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then stroll through Red Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, enjoy the sand and surf at Eros Beach, then examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Vlychada Beach.

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

Fira is very close to Oia. In July in Fira, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Poseidon. Get some historical perspective at Temple of Hephaestus and Church of Kapnikarea. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Vouliagmeni to see Astir Beach about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, explore the striking landscape at Areopagus, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Athens trip planning tool.

Getting from Fira to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. July in Athens sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Olympia

— 4 nights
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. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Archaeological Site of Olympia and Paralia Agia Marina. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palouki beach and Agios Andreas Beach (Crete). Change things up with these side-trips from Olympia: Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou (in Stemnitsa), Katakolo (Greek Art Gallery & Museum of Ancient Greek Technology) and Karytaina Castle (in Karitena). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, contemplate the waterfront views at Kaiafas Lake, and learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia travel planner.

You can drive from Athens to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Athens in July, Olympia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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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.