40 days in Greece Itinerary

40 days in Greece Itinerary

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40 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Boise
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Naxos Town
— 6 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
2
Athens
— 12 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Milos
— 11 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Fira
— 9 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Boise

6
nights
Naxos Town

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town and Platis Gialos Beach. Get some historical perspective at Portara and Kastro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naxos Town: Kastraki Beach (in Kastraki), Alyko Beach (in Pirgaki) and Agiassos Beach (in Agiassos). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, get outside with Mount Zeus Hike, and wander the streets of Little Venice.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Naxos Town holiday planner.

Boise, USA to Naxos Town is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Boise in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Naxos Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Chalkio, Paradise Beach, Mykonos Town, Platis Gialos Beach, Panagia Drossiani Church
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Maragas Beach ©
Maragas Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

12
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step out of the city life by going to Chiliadou Beach and Alykes Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio), Nafplio (Archaeological Museum of Nauplion & Nauplion Promenade) and Mycenae (Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, Lion Gate, & more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Plaka, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lycabettus.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Athens tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Naxos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Athens are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Milos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mycenae, Nafplio, Chiliadou Beach, Livanates Beach, Corinth Canal
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

11
nights
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sarakiniko Beach and Firiplaka Beach. Venetian Castle of Milos and Archaeological museum of Milos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Milos side-trips: Goupa Kara Beach (in Goupa Kara) and Kimolos (Karas Beach, Mavrospilia Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Ioannis Beach and stroll through Kleftiko Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Milos trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Athens to Milos by combination of subway and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fira.

Things to do in Milos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kimolos
Highlights from your plan
Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Firiplaka Beach ©
Firiplaka Beach

9
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Escape the urban bustle at Vlychada Beach and Kamari Beach. Akrotiri and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fira: Folegandros (Agios Nikolaos Beach & Church of Panagia (Virgin Mary)) and Akrotiri (SYMPOSION by La Ponta & Santo Horse Riding). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner .

Traveling by car from Milos to Fira takes 4.5 hours. July in Fira sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Perissa, Folegandros, Pyrgos
Highlights from your plan
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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