34 days in Greece Itinerary

34 days in Greece Itinerary

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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Ferry to Igoumenitsa, Taxi to Nidri
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Nidri
— 2 nights
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Fiscardo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Argostolion
— 2 nights
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Drive to Pesáda, Ferry to Zakynthos, Drive to Laganas
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Laganas
— 2 nights
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Patras
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly
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Karpathos
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Rhodes Town
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Kos Town
— 2 nights
Drive
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Karlovasi
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly
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Skiathos
— 2 nights
Ferry to Volos, Drive to Thessaloniki
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, then examine the collection at Achilleion Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Agios Iasonas Kai Sosipatros. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and then step into the grandiose world of New Fortress.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town visit website.

Milan, Italy to Corfu Town is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Milan to Corfu Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Nidri.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nidri

— 2 nights
A major yachting destination in the Ionian Sea, Nidri serves as the gateway to Lefkada's satellite islets, reachable by regular boat tours.
On the 4th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at The House of Smile Lefkada, pause for some serene contemplation at Faneromeni Monastery, then examine the collection at Folklore Museum Karia, then admire the sheer force of Nydri Waterfalls, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Nidri online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Corfu Town to Nidri in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fiscardo.

Things to do in Nidri

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fiscardo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtos Beach and then don't miss a visit to Assos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): go for a walk through Fiscardo Harbor, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Emplisi Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fiscardo trip planner.

You can travel from Nidri to Fiscardo in 2.5 hours. May in Fiscardo sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Argostolion.

Things to do in Fiscardo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Argostolion

— 2 nights
A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Corgialenios Istoriko kai Laografiko Mouseio, relax and rejuvenate at Alexandra Kefalonia Massage, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then don't miss a visit to Lighthouse of Saint Theodoroi, and finally stroll through Makris Gialos Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Spiridon Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Skala Beach, contemplate the long history of Memorial Acqui Division, then take in the views from Drapano Bridge (De Bosset), and finally take in the pleasant sights at Argostoli Harbour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Argostolion trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fiscardo to Argostolion takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Laganas.

Things to do in Argostolion

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Laganas

— 2 nights
The center of nightlife on the island of Zakynthos, the popular tourist resort of Laganas boasts over a hundred bars and clubs.
On the 9th (Sun), examine the collection at Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamaki Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laganas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Laganas road trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Argostolion to Laganas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Laganas are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Patras.

Things to do in Laganas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Patras

— 2 nights
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Patras trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Laganas to Patras takes 3 hours. May in Patras sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

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 13th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then visit Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Athens tour itinerary planning app.

Drive from Patras to Athens in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Patras in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Red Beach, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fira journey website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May in Fira, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, and finally explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello del Molo (Koules).

To find out how to plan a trip to Heraklion, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Karpathos.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Karpathos

— 2 nights
Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.
Karpathos is known for beaches, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Achata, stroll through Lefkos Beach, stop by Bonendis Art Center, and see some colorful creatures with Karpathos Diving Center.

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Fly from Heraklion to Karpathos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. May in Karpathos sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Karpathos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Rhodes Town

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights, then make a trip to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town attractions planner.

Ride a ferry from Karpathos to Rhodes Town in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Kos Town.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kos Town

— 2 nights
Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stop by Aromaterie Kos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Therma Beach, then delve into the distant past at Asklepion Kos, and finally explore the ancient world of Roman Odeon of Kos. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Casa Romana Kos, explore the ancient world of Kos Town Castle, don't miss a visit to Hippocrates Tree, then don't miss a visit to Eleftherias Square, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

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

You can ride a ferry from Rhodes Town to Kos Town in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kos Town can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Karlovasi.

Things to do in Kos Town

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Karlovasi

— 2 nights
Karlovasi is a town and a former municipality on the island of Samos, North Aegean, Greece. On the 26th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum of Koumeika, enjoy the sand and surf at Balos Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Psili Ammos Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cave of Pythagoras. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Potami Waterfalls, enjoy the sand and surf at Potami Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mikro Seitani.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Karlovasi attractions planner.

You can drive from Kos Town to Karlovasi in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Karlovasi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Karlovasi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, visit Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ornos Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town road trip planner.

You can drive from Karlovasi to Mykonos Town in 18.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Skiathos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Skiathos

— 2 nights

Greek St. Maarten

Boasting some of Greece's finest beaches, Skiathos swells with vacationers from colder European countries at the height of the tourist season.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): see some colorful creatures with Dolphin Diving Centre, stroll through Koukounaries Beach, and then stroll through Troulos Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Vromolimnos Beach and then kick back and relax at Lalaria Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Skiathos trip planner.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Skiathos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In May in Skiathos, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Skiathos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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 2nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Monument of Alexander The Great. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, then steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, and finally delve into the distant past at Rotunda.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Skiathos to Thessaloniki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Skiathos in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Thessaloniki, with highs around 35°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites

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.

Lefkada travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Waterfalls · Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Connected to mainland Greece by a long causeway and floating bridge, Lefkada represents more than just an island paradise of modern seaside resorts and pristine Ionian beaches. Though it measures only 35 km (22 mi) from north to south, the island offers a mosaic of landscapes that include excellent mountain biking spots. Evade the big crowds of the southern coastline's popular beaches and soak up some local culture by visiting the small villages along Lefkada's eastern side, where you can explore traditional taverns known for serving local dishes to the tune of traditional live music.

Kefalonia travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Caves · Landmarks
Famous for its pristine natural scenery, Cephalonia boasts a string of clean and friendly towns packed with traditional taverns, trendy coffeehouses, and family-run inns. A place of rugged cliffs and lush forests, the island features a coastline of golden beaches, lapped by the azure waters of the Ionian Sea. Home to less than 40,000 permanent residents, Cephalonia clings to its relaxed way of life, seemingly unfazed by mass tourism. A devastating earthquake destroyed much of the island's old architecture in 1953, leveling all but two of its major towns. Today, in addition to modern port towns and quaint villages, you can also explore a tranquil countryside rich in lush vineyards and remote monasteries.

Zakynthos travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Islands
Flower of the East
Located just off the west coast of mainland Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a reputation as both a party destination and a family-friendly getaway. Packed with foreign tourists along its eastern and southeastern coastline, the island also features numerous tranquil pockets in its central region of forested mountains and rolling hills. Avoid the overcrowded east by discovering the island's less-explored northern sections, which contain a series of deep caves that feature sun reflecting on seawater and white stones, creating a striking shade of azure particular to this part of the world. The northern capes of the island also offer the calmest waters, which lap a string of developed beaches with plenty of modern facilities.

Rhodes travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.

Kos travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
A tiny island big on history and tradition, Kos appears littered with ancient ruins and well-preserved Corinthian columns. Located just 4 km (2 mi) from the coast of Turkey, this minute Aegean island boasts over 100 km (60 mi) of coastline and offers a string of immaculate beaches within easy walking distance of fine shops, bars, and hotels. The past and present seem to converge within the narrow streets of the town of Kos, where cosmopolitan cafes sit right next to ancient traditional taverns. Tourism and farming remain the island's main sources of revenue, its interior dotted by lush groves of almond, fig, and olive trees.

Samos travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Caves · Landmarks
Green Island
An island of volcanic mountains and terraced vineyards, Samos lies near the Turkish mainland and serves as a convenient resting point on the route between Athens and Izmir. Rich in history and culture, Samos experienced its golden age as a powerful and wealthy independent state long before Athens expanded its influence as the region's principal urban center. In modern times, the island has become a popular holiday destination, known mostly for its beaches, coastal paths, and ancient sites. The island's top attractions include the World Heritage-listed remains of a vast sanctuary devoted to Hera and a 2,500-year-old aqueduct, regarded as one of the highest achievements of ancient engineering.