31 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

31 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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Sangri, Naxos
— 2 nights
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Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Fly
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Akrotiri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plakias
— 1 night
Drive
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Knosos
— 2 nights
Drive to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Fly to Karpathos
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Karpathos
— 5 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Rhodes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kolimbia, Rhodes
— 5 nights
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Tilos
— 1 day
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Sangri, Naxos

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): shop like a local with Fish & Olive, enjoy the sand and surf at Psili Ammos Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Fotodotis. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Aperathitissa and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Eleftherios Monastery.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sangri trip planning site.

Skiathos to Sangri is an approximately 12-hour car ride. You can also drive. In May in Sangri, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Sangri

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 5 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Katharos Beach, Mesa Pigadia Beach, Red Beach, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Castle of St Nicholas and Venetsanos Winery. Go for a jaunt from Fira to Folegandros to see Church of Panagia (Virgin Mary) about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Megalochori - Traditional Village, get a new perspective on things with Alex Private Boat Rental, go for a walk through Oia's Main Street, and enjoy the sand and surf at Vlychada Beach.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fira vacation planner.

Getting from Sangri to Fira by journey takes about 5.5 hours. In May in Fira, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri

— 2 nights
Akrotiri is a peninsula and former municipality in the Chania regional unit, Crete, Greece. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): make a trip to Etz Hayyim Synagogue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agia Triada Monastery, and finally make a trip to Katholiko Monastiri. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Sosorides Beach, then see the interesting displays at Museum Of Typography, then stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, and finally stroll through Tersanas Beach.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri travel route builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fira to Akrotiri. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Plakias.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plakias

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Massage From Agapi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Spili, and then explore the world behind art at Folk Museum of Spili.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Plakias holiday builder site.

Drive from Akrotiri to Plakias in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Plakias can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Knosos.

Things to do in Plakias

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Knosos

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Thu), do a tasting at Silva Daskalaki Winery and then explore the stunning scenery at Kounaviano Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Knosos day trip planning website.

You can drive from Plakias to Knosos in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Knosos are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Karpathos.

Things to do in Knosos

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Karpathos

— 5 nights
Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Finiki Beach, Achata, Apella Beach, and other attractions. Visit Christou Pigadi Beach and Kato Lako Beach for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Agia Sofia - Paleokastro and Acropolis of Arkasa. There's still lots to do: join in the after-dark buzz at En Plo and explore the ancient world of Agia Fotini.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Karpathos online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Knosos to Karpathos. May in Karpathos sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Karpathos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Lindos, Rhodes

— 2 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vlycha Beach, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Kleoboulos, and then explore the activities along Vliha Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plakia Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lee Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kavos Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lindos trip builder website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Karpathos to Lindos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Lindos sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kolimbia.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Kolimbia, Rhodes

— 5 nights
Best known for its award-winning beach, over the last few decades Kolimbia has managed to turn itself into a modern resort without losing its small-town look and feel.
You've added Agathi Beach, Tsambika Beach, Ladiko Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Archanggelos Michail Thari Monastery and Campochiaro. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Feraklos Castle and Profiti Elias Monastery. Go for a jaunt from Kolimbia to Ebonas to see Kounaki Wines about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art, get engrossed in the history at Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Profitis Ilias, and explore the engaging exhibits at Rhodes Toy Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kolimbia trip itinerary site.

Kolimbia is just a stone's throw from Lindos. In May, daytime highs in Kolimbia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the travel to Tilos.

Things to do in Kolimbia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tilos

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Lethra Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Livadia Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tilos trip planner.

Getting from Kolimbia to Tilos by journey takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tilos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Crete travel guide

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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.

Heraklion Prefecture travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · History Museums
Situated at the center of Crete, Heraklion prefecture remains best known for its eponymous capital city, the birthplace of artists El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis. A crowded tourist mecca, the vibrant city serves as the starting point for day trips to the prefecture's main attraction, an ancient complex of Minoan palaces. This important archaeological site contains traces of Europe's oldest city, from which the mythical King Minos allegedly ruled the region. Venture farther away from the prefecture's big city and popular northern resorts to discover a less-trodden landscape of tiny villages, fertile green plains, and low mountain ranges.