36 days in Greece Itinerary

36 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 6 nights
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Corfu Town
— 3 nights
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Lefkada Town
— 3 nights
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Argostolion
— 2 nights
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Drive to Pesáda, Ferry to Zakynthos, Drive to Kalamaki
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Kalamaki
— 2 nights
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Heraklion
— 4 nights
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Karpathos
— 2 nights
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Rhodes Town
— 3 nights
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Tigaki
— 2 nights
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Kokkari
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
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Fira
— 3 nights
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Athens

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Healing Thermal Springs of Edipsos, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Corinth Canal, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Athena Nike and Mount Lycabettus. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, take a stroll through Anafiotika, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Athens travel itinerary planner.

Venice, Italy to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in August: high temperatures in Athens hover around 39°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Corfu Town

— 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Issos Beach, Porto Timoni Beach, Angelokastro, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Corfu Old Town.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town travel route planner.

Fly from Athens to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Corfu Town, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lefkada Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lefkada Town

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mikros Gialos, Lefkas Earth Winery and Porto Katsiki. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll through Porto Katsiki, then learn about winemaking at Lefkas Earth Winery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mikros Gialos. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Milos Beach and then stroll through Kathisma Beach.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lefkada Town trip planner.

Drive from Corfu Town to Lefkada Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Lefkada Town sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Argostolion.

Things to do in Lefkada Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Antisamos Beach, Melissani Cave, Petani Beach, and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to Argostoli Harbour and Lighthouse of Saint Theodoroi. The adventure continues: take in the views from Drapano Bridge (De Bosset).

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Argostolion trip itinerary maker.

Travel from Lefkada Town to Argostolion in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Argostolion can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kalamaki.

Things to do in Argostolion

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Kalamaki

— 2 nights
Home to a world-famous beach serving as a protected nesting ground for endangered loggerhead sea turtles, Kalamaki sits on the southeastern coastline of Zakynthos.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blue Caves, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Gerakas Beach. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stroll through Gerakas Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamaki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and then Head underground at Blue Caves.

Start your trip to Kalamaki by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Argostolion to Kalamaki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Kalamaki can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Kalamaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Heraklion

— 4 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion, Old Venetian Harbor, Falassarna Beach, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Natural History Museum of Crete and Lyrarakis Winery. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kalamaki to Heraklion in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Karpathos.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Achata. On the 7th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Apella Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lefkos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Achata, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amoopi Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Karpathos travel route builder.

Fly from Heraklion to Karpathos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September in Karpathos, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Karpathos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Rhodes Town

— 3 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.
You've added Prasonisi Beach, Anthony Quinn Bay, Acropolis of Lindos, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Roloi Clock Tower and explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town road trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Karpathos to Rhodes Town takes 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Tigaki.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Tigaki

— 2 nights
You've now added Tigaki Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Asklepion Kos, then explore the ancient world of Roman Odeon of Kos, then explore the ancient world of Paleo Pili, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Tigaki Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tigaki day trip planning app.

Traveling by journey from Rhodes Town to Tigaki takes 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tigaki are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kokkari.

Things to do in Tigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kokkari

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tsamadou Beach, Cave of Pythagoras and Livadaki Beach. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Castle of Lykourgos Logothetis, then delve into the distant past at Heraion of Samos, and then head outdoors with Livadaki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lemonakia Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Pythagoras, and then kick back and relax at Tsamadou Beach.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kokkari trip maker site.

You can travel from Tigaki to Kokkari in 11 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Kokkari

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mykonos Town

— 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Paraportiani Church as well as Paralia Kalafati. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Little Venice. On the next day, take in the waterfront activity at Old Port, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then kick back and relax at Paralia Kalafati.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town road trip website.

Getting from Kokkari to Mykonos Town by car takes about 18.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fira

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Perissa Black Sand Beach, Skaros Rock, Sunset in Oia, and other attractions you added. On the 20th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, make a trip to Three Bells of Fira, learn about winemaking at Gaia Winery, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, then do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Fira trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.

Corfu travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Specialty Museums · Bars & Clubs
Island of the Phaeacians
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Corfu retains many reminders of the island's Venetian, British, and French heritage.The northernmost of the Ionian Islands, the mild-weathered city made it into mythology as the idyllic place where Poseidon enjoyed marital bliss with the nymph Korkyra. Allegedly named after this mythical beauty, the island offers a blend of well-developed seaside areas and pristine mountain ranges, popular with both package tourists and casual backpackers. The island's top attraction remains the pleasant city of Corfu, an architectural gem made for sightseeing on foot. The island also serves as a convenient jumping-off point for tours of the Albanian and Italian coastlines.

Zakynthos travel guide

4
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.

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.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

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.