31 days in Greece Itinerary

31 days in Greece Itinerary

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31 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Elafonisos
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h
7
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
8
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
9
Faliraki, Rhodes
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. August in Athens sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) 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

4
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.
Kids will enjoy The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Archea Korinthos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Kalogris Organic Winery (in Kapsas), Mystras (in Sparta) and Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, learn about winemaking at Ktima Palivou, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and kick back and relax at Astros Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Nafplio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Mystras, Archea Korinthos, Kalogris Organic Winery
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Mystras ©
Mystras

2
nights
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. On the 10th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Megali Paralia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία, and then kick back and relax at Lefki Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panagia Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Elafonisos travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Nafplio to Elafonisos by car takes about 4 hours. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©

3
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

Tsilivi ©
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Family-friendly places like Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Porto Limnionas will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Gerakas Beach (in Vasilikos), Saint Nicholas Church (in Ano Vasilikos) and Xigia Beach (in Koroni). There's much more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, examine the collection at Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, kick back and relax at Vrahos Beach, and cool off at Tsilivi Waterpark.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tsilivi road trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Elafonisos to Tsilivi. August in Tsilivi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Vasilikos, Xigia Beach, Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Highlights from your plan
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Tsilivi Waterpark ©
Tsilivi Waterpark
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach

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.
Attractions like Aqualand Corfu Water Park and Marathias Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corfu Town: Paleokastritsa Beach (in Paleokastritsa), Paradise Beach (in Liapades) and St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, and kick back and relax at Yali Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town planner .

Traveling by flight from Tsilivi to Corfu Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

St. Spyridon First Beach, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Paradise Beach, Yali Beach, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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.
Family-friendly places like Panormos Beach and Elia Beach will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, kick back and relax at Paraga Beach, don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and stroll through Paradise Beach.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip maker site .

You can fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Corfu Town, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Kapari Beach, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach

2
nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Vlychada Beach, stroll through Mesa Pigadia Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with Santo Horse Riding, then stroll through Caldera Beach, then learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., and finally get engrossed in the history at SYMPOSION by La Ponta.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Akrotiri itinerary builder app .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vlychada Beach, Mesa Pigadia Beach, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
Highlights from your plan
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach
Mesa Pigadia Beach ©
Mesa Pigadia Beach

2
nights
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 26th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Akrotiri to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2 hours. In August in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Faliraki.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Reptisland, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

3
nights
Faliraki, Rhodes

Faliraki ©
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
Family-friendly places like Faliraki Beach and Lindos Beach will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Faliraki: Agathi Beach (in Haraki) and Lindos (Acropolis of Lindos & Village of Lindos). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach and make a trip to Monastery Tsambika.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Faliraki trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Heraklion to Faliraki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Faliraki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lindos, Monastery Tsambika, Tsambika Beach, Agathi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

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