31 days in Greece Itinerary

31 days in Greece Itinerary

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31 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rethymnon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hersonissos
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Mytilene
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Molyvos
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
Argos
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Athens
— 9 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: London

5
nights
Rethymnon

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: Chania Town (Byzantine/Post-Byzantine Collection, Old Venetian Harbor, & more), Reptisland (in Melidoni) and Folk Museum of Spili (in Spili). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Monastery of Preveli, get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rethymnon trip itinerary tool .

London, UK to Rethymnon is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in May, things will get a bit warmer in Rethymnon: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chania Town, Souda, Folk Museum of Spili, Olive Wood Traditional Workshop, Reptisland
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

4
nights
Hersonissos

Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Get out of town with these interesting Hersonissos side-trips: Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, The Natural History Museum of Crete, & more), Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, stop by Irida Family Workshop, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hersonissos holiday planner.

Drive from Rethymnon to Hersonissos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rethymnon in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Hersonissos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mytilene.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heraklion, Snail Farm and Fun, The Palace of Knossos, Fortress Spinalonga, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Mytilene

Mytilene ©
Founded in the 11th century BCE, Mytilene is the capital of the island of Lesbos.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mytilene: Vatera Beach (in Vatera), Ypsilou Μonastery (in Eresos) and Monastery of St. John the Theologian (in Antissa). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus, see the interesting displays at Olive Press Museum Vrana, steep yourself in history at The Roman Aqueduct, and explore the world behind art at Theriade Library and Museum of Modern Art.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mytilene tour itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hersonissos to Mytilene. In May, daytime highs in Mytilene are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Molyvos.

Things to do in Mytilene

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lesbos, Ypsilou Μonastery, Mount Olympus, Monastery of St. John the Theologian, The Roman Aqueduct
Highlights from your plan
Theophilos Museum of Folklore Art ©
Theophilos Museum of Folklore Art
Vatera Beach ©
Vatera Beach
Olive Wood House ©
Olive Wood House

2
nights
Molyvos

Molyvos ©
Mithymna is a town and former municipality on the island of Lesbos, North Aegean, Greece. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): ride a horse along Michaelis' Donkey Farm, delve into the distant past at Temple of Aphrodite, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Moni Agios Taxiarchis. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ottoman Hamam Ruins, stop by Irida Jewels in Art, and then step into the grandiose world of Molivos Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Molyvos route tool .

Getting from Mytilene to Molyvos by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Molyvos sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Argos.

Things to do in Molyvos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Michaelis' Donkey Farm, Moni Agios Taxiarchis, Temple of Aphrodite
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Aphrodite ©
Temple of Aphrodite
Irida Jewels in Art ©
Irida Jewels in Art
Moni Agios Taxiarchis ©
Moni Agios Taxiarchis

7
nights
Argos

Argos ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Argos: Lighthouse Melagavi (Iraion) (in Loutraki), West Court of Heraion of Perachora (in Perachora) and Kapsas (Kalogris Organic Winery & Kapsia Cave).

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Argos itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Molyvos to Argos with the Route module. Traveling from Molyvos in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Argos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Argos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalamata, Nemea, Kapsas, Tripoli, Dimitsana
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Lake Doxa ©
Lake Doxa
Lousios Gorge ©
Lousios Gorge

9
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Nafplio (Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Fortress Palamidi, & more) and Corinth (Archea Korinthos & Akrokorinthos). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planner .

You can drive from Argos to Athens in 2 hours. Traveling from Argos in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Athens. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Nafplio, Corinth
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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