33 days in Greece Itinerary

33 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Paros
— 4 nights
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Naxos
— 4 nights
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Ios
— 4 nights
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Fira
— 5 nights
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Milos
— 5 nights
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Chania Town
— 7 nights
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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and finally wander the streets of Plaka.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

London, UK to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, Athens is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Paros.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Paros

— 4 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Relax by the water at Punda Beach and Faragas Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas. and Archaeological Museum Parou. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Parikia Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Logaras Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agios Antonios, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aliki Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paros itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Paros takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Paros, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Paros

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Naxos

— 4 nights
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Step off the beaten path and head to Naos Tou Apollona - Portara and Agios Prokopios Beach. Appreciate the collections at Eggares Olive Press Museum and Venetian Museum. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mikri Vigla Beach, take a stroll through Kastro, stroll through Maragas Beach, and stop by Old Town.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Naxos road trip app.

Getting from Paros to Naxos by ferry takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Naxos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Ios.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Ios

— 4 nights
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mylopotas Beach and Ag. Theodoti Beach. Relax by the water at Lorentzena Βeach and Valmas Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ios: Sikinos (The Church of Episkopi, The Virgin Pandohara Elytis, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kolitsani Beach, stroll through Psathi Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Gremiotissa Church, and step into the grandiose world of Paleokastro.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ios trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos to Ios in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Ios, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Ios

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fira

— 5 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santo Winery and The Castle of St Nicholas. You'll explore and learn at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Cultural Village. Step out of Fira with an excursion to La Ponta in Akrotiri--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, do a tasting at Gavalas Winery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fira itinerary planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Ios to Fira in 1.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August in Fira, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Milos.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Milos

— 5 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Venetian Castle of Milos and Agia Paraskevi Church. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sarakiniko Beach and Pachaina Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Firiplaka Beach, stroll through Kalogries Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological museum of Milos.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Milos trip itinerary maker app.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Milos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Milos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly to Chania Town.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Chania Town

— 7 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Greek National Football Museum and MINOAN'S WORLD. Relax by the water at Agii Apostoli Beach and Kalathas Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Anoskeli Winery (in Anoskeli), Ancient Olive Tree (in Vouves) and Cretan Brewery S.A. (in Platanias). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of German Military Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, examine the collection at Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos, and kick back and relax at Gerani Beach.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chania Town online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Milos to Chania Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Crete travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.