42 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

42 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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42 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Ferry:  3​h 15​min
2
Plakias, Crete
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Chania Town, Crete
— 7 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Kelowna

5
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Perivolos and Vlychada Beach. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step into the grandiose world of Byzantine Castle Ruins, and learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fira journey site .

Kelowna, Canada to Fira is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kelowna to Fira, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. March in Fira sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Plakias.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vlychada, Oia, Skaros Rock, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Akrotiri LightHouse
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Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach

7
nights
Plakias, Crete

Plakias ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Damnoni Beach and Kourtaliotiko Gorge. Relax by the water at Skinaria Beach and Triopetra Beach. Explore Plakias' surroundings by going to Icaros & Daedalus Statues (in Agia Galini), Palace of Faistos (in Sivas) and Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) (in Matala).

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Plakias trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Plakias takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In March in Plakias, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Plakias

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marmara Beach, Folk Museum of Spili, Palace of Faistos, Moni Profiti Ilia, Oriseum
Highlights from your plan
Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chania Venetian Lighthouse and Reptisland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Souda Bay War Cemetery and The Holy Monastery of Preveli. Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Off-Road Tours (in Rethymnon), St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis) and Akrotiri (Seitan Limania Beach & Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Agii Apostoli Beach, stroll through Karavostasi Beach, see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chania Town trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Plakias to Chania Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Souda, Akrotiri, Rethymnon, Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete, Reptisland
Highlights from your plan
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Kedrodasos Beach ©
Kedrodasos Beach
Reptisland ©
Reptisland

9
nights
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mandraki Harbour and Church of Our Lady of Filerimos. Relax by the water at Stegna Beach and Agathi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rhodes Town: Pefkos (Plakia Beach & Pefkos Beach), Gennadi (Gennadi Beach & Church of St. Anastasia the Roman) and Dormition of Theotokos Church (in Asklipiio). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cave Archangel Michael Panormitis, step into the grandiose world of Kritinia Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Filerimos Monastery.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rhodes Town road trip website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Chania Town to Rhodes Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rhodes, Gennadi, Pefkos, Lindos, Filerimos
Highlights from your plan
Street of the Knights ©
Street of the Knights
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Agios Dionisios Church and Saint Nicholas Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Gerakas Beach and Porto Limnionas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vasilikos: Aristeon Ecological Olive Press (in Lithakia), History War Museum (in Laganas) and Xigia Beach (in Koroni). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at St Nicholas Beach, take some stellar pictures from Bochali View Point, Head underground at Blue Caves, and learn more about the world around you at Helmi's Natural History Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vasilikos vacation maker website .

Fly from Rhodes Town to Vasilikos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Rhodes Town in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Vasilikos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Xigia Beach, Bochali View Point, History War Museum, Keri Caves
Highlights from your plan
Porto Limnionas ©
Porto Limnionas
St Nicholas Beach ©
St Nicholas Beach
Keri Caves ©
Keri Caves

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Paralia Agios Georgios and Porto Timoni Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of Saint Spiridon and Monastery of Paleokastritsa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corfu Town: Barbati Beach (in Barbati), Agios Gordios Beach (in Agios Gordios) and Corfu Beer (in Arillas). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of British Cemetry, make a trip to The Liston, identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, and take in the dramatic natural features at Kaiser's Throne.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip builder site .

Fly from Vasilikos to Corfu Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Corfu, Paleokastritsa, Pontikonisi, Paralia Agios Georgios, Porto Timoni Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paralia Agios Georgios ©
Paralia Agios Georgios
Porto Timoni Beach ©
Porto Timoni Beach
Halikounas Beach ©
Halikounas Beach

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