35 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

35 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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35 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

Start: Athens
Subway + Fly:  25​h 30​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  9​h
3
Chania Town, Crete
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Rhodes Town
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  6​h
6
Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
7
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 7 nights
Fly + Subway:  2​h 30​min
End: Athens

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Old Fortress Corfu and Corfu Museum of Asian Art. You'll get in some beach time at Agios Stefanos Beach and Issos Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corfu Town: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Sidari), Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press (in Vraganiotika) and Marathias Beach (in Marathias). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rovinia Beach, explore the world behind art at Corfuterra Gallery, explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetry, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Corfu Town trip itinerary maker app .

Athens to Corfu Town is an approximately 3-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press, Achilleion Museum, Porto Timoni Beach, Agios Stefanos Beach, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Porto Timoni Beach ©
Porto Timoni Beach
Agios Stefanos Beach ©
Agios Stefanos Beach

5
nights
Vasilikos, Zakynthos

Vasilikos ©
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Explore hidden gems such as Gerakas Beach and Porto Vromi Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Agios Dionisios Church and Aristeon Ecological Olive Press. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vasilikos: Grampsas Winery (in Lagopodo), Alykes Beach (in Alykes) and Bochali View Point (in Bochali). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at St Nicholas Beach, stroll through Laganas Beach, learn about winemaking at Art & Wine Winery, and learn about all things military at History War Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Vasilikos online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Corfu Town to Vasilikos in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Zakynthos Town, Maries, Laganas, Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, Alykes Beach
Highlights from your plan
St Nicholas Beach ©
St Nicholas Beach
Porto Roxa Beach ©
Porto Roxa Beach
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)

3
nights
Chania Town, Crete

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Explore hidden gems such as Greek National Football Museum and Souda Bay War Cemetery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Firkas Fortress and Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos. Go for a jaunt from Chania Town to Plakias to see Skinaria Beach about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou, stop by Melody Ceramics, see Off-Road Tours, and see the interesting displays at MINOAN'S WORLD.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chania Town route planner.

Getting from Vasilikos to Chania Town by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Souda Bay War Cemetery, Skinaria Beach
Highlights from your plan
Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Lyrarakis Winery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Douloufakis Winery and Winery Stilianou. Change things up with these side-trips from Heraklion: Karavostasi Beach (in Bali), Wooden Museum (in Axos) and Komos Beach (in Pitsidia). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of Cretan Ethnology, look for gifts at Irida Family Workshop, explore the world behind art at Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kera Kardiotissa Monastery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion online travel route builder .

Traveling by shuttle from Chania Town to Heraklion takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Wineries Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Karavostasi Beach, Winery Stilianou, Komos Beach, Wooden Museum
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Komos Beach ©
Komos Beach
Lyrarakis Winery ©
Lyrarakis Winery

2
nights
Rhodes Town

Rhodes Town ©
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.
On the 4th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Castle, then examine the collection at Kahal Shalom Synagogue, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of the Panagia, then kick back and relax at Agathi Beach, then contemplate the long history of Campochiaro, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient Kamiros.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town trip builder website .

Fly from Heraklion to Rhodes Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Agathi Beach, Campochiaro, The Church of the Panagia, Ancient Kamiros
Highlights from your plan
Street of the Knights ©
Street of the Knights
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue ©
Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue

5
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get a sense of the local culture at Artemis Karamolegos Winery and Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Katergo Beach and Red Beach. Explore Fira's surroundings by going to Windmills of Emporio (in Emporio) and SYMPOSION by La Ponta (in Akrotiri). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

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You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Rhodes Town to Fira in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Katergo Beach, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Venetsanos Winery
Highlights from your plan
Artemis Karamolegos Winery ©
Artemis Karamolegos Winery
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Archaeological Site of Delos and Eggares Olive Press Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kastraki Beach and Paradise Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Mykonos Town side-trips: Panagia Drossiani Church (in Moni), House of Dionysus (in Delos) and Alyko Beach (in Pirgaki). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Ftelia Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Old Port, and stroll through Fokos Beach.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town day trip planning site .

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In January, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Delos, Mykonos, Panagia Drossiani Church, Eggares Olive Press Museum, Kastraki Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Kastraki Beach ©
Kastraki Beach
Archaeological Site of Delos ©
Archaeological Site of Delos

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