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 to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
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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
Fly

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monastery Tsambika and The Church of the Panagia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tsambika Beach and Lindos Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lindos: Kounaki Wines (in Ebonas), Church of St. Panteleimon (in Siana) and Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli (in Eleousa). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Ancient Kamiros, stroll through Haraki Beach, kick back and relax at Vlycha Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Feraklos Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lindos trip app.

Calgary, Canada to Lindos is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Calgary to Lindos. When traveling from Calgary in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Lindos, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, then stroll the grounds of Zeitenlik, and then Head underground at Petralona Cave. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, kick back and relax at Peraia Beach, then explore the ancient world of Eptapyrgio Castle, and finally skim along the rocks with Baseline Canyoning.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki attractions planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Thessaloniki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Lindos in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Thessaloniki, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Reptisland and Ammoudaki Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Plakias Beach and Karavostasi Beach. Explore Rethymnon's surroundings by going to Bali (Livadi Beach & Old Port Bali) and Plakias (Souda Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, pause for some serene contemplation at Four Martyrs Church, take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, and see the interesting displays at Chromonastiri Military Museum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Rethymnon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Thessaloniki in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Rethymnon. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
The Palace of Knossos and The Natural History Museum of Crete are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castello del Molo (Koules) and Vrondisi Monastery. Explore Heraklion's surroundings by going to Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia), Cave Hermitage of St. Efthimiou (in Zaros) and Gortyna (in Agioi Deka). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Cretan Ethnology, explore the world behind art at Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini, and see the sights as you ascend with Jeefsafari Experience - Roger Rambo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion road trip planning site.

You can take a shuttle from Rethymnon to Heraklion in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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 (Sat): get interesting insight from Kallisti Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Koloumbos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Baxedes Beach. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, take in the exciting artwork at Oia Treasures Art Gallery, look for gifts at Eponymo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Georgios Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Katharos Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oia travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Heraklion to Oia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or fly. September in Oia sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fira.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

Fira

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, kick back and relax at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Vlychada Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Pyrgos, see the interesting displays at Cultural Village, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, get a taste of the local shopping with MATI Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and finally awaken your taste buds at Santorini Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fira holiday planner.

Fira is very close to Oia. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Hephaestus and Ancient Agora of Athens. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Lycabettus and Seahorse Dive Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Lake Vouliagmeni (in Vouliagmeni) and Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae, Lion Gate, &more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, stroll through Philopappos Hill, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and visit Plaka.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planning app.

Getting from Fira to Athens by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Skafidia Beach and Paralia Agia Marina. Archaeological Site of Olympia and Ypapanti Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore Olympia's surroundings by going to Palouki beach (in Amaliada), Kalamata (Military Museum, Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes, &more) and Legends Of Greek Mythology (in Pyrgos). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, examine the collection at Archimedes Museum, learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, and indulge your senses at Guide me in Greece tours.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Olympia road trip site.

You can drive from Athens to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Olympia when traveling from Athens in September, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.