43 days in Greek Isles, Ios & Chora Itinerary

43 days in Greek Isles, Ios & Chora Itinerary

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Tragaki, Zakynthos
— 5 nights
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Oia, Santorini
— 2 nights
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Imerovigli, Santorini
— 3 nights
4
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
5
Ios
— 3 nights
6
Pyrgos, Santorini
— 2 nights
7
Rethymnon, Crete
— 3 nights
8
Agios Nikolaos, Crete
— 2 nights
9
Elounda, Crete
— 2 nights
10
Kalymnos
— 1 night
11
Kos Town, Kos
— 3 nights
12
Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
13
Patmos
— 3 nights
14
Kalo Livadi, Mykonos
— 3 nights
15
Chora
— 1 night
16
Sissi, Crete
— 3 nights

5
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Tragaki, Zakynthos

Tragaki ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Porto Limnionas and Ammoudi Beach. Visiting Porto Roxa Beach and Drosia Beach will get you outdoors. Take a break from Tragaki with a short trip to Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery in Agalas, about 32 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tragaki tour planner.

London, UK to Tragaki is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, Tragaki is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Oia.

Things to do in Tragaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Lagopodo, Kallithea, Gaidaros Beach, Ampelostrates Horse Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Porto Roxa Beach ©
Porto Roxa Beach
Porto Limnionas ©
Porto Limnionas
Ampelostrates Horse Vineyard ©
Ampelostrates Horse Vineyard

2
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Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Koloumbos Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then view the masterpieces at Oria Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Oia Treasures Art Gallery, then stop by Eponymo, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, and finally kick back and relax at Katharos Beach.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Oia online sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tragaki to Oia. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tragaki in July: highs in Oia hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Imerovigli.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Koloumbos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Domaine Sigalas ©
Domaine Sigalas
Oia Treasures Art Gallery ©
Oia Treasures Art Gallery

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nights
Imerovigli, Santorini

Imerovigli ©
Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anastasis Church and Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Skaros Rock and Sand Lily Boutique. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vourvoulos Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Imerovigli vacation planner.

Imerovigli is just a short distance from Oia. In July, daytime highs in Imerovigli are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fira.

Things to do in Imerovigli

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Vourvoulos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Vourvoulos Beach ©
Vourvoulos Beach
Anastasis Church ©
Anastasis Church

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Lignos Folklore Museum, then learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira trip itinerary builder tool.

Fira is very close to Imerovigli. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ios.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Artemis Karamolegos Winery ©
Artemis Karamolegos Winery
Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord ©
Spas

3
nights
Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
We've included these beaches for you: Mylopotas Beach and Kolitsani Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Papa Beach and The Church of Episkopi. Venture out of the city with trips to Sikinos (The Virgin Pandohara Elytis & The Zoodohos Pigi monastery). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Gremiotissa Church and explore the historical opulence of Paleokastro.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ios trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Ios in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Pyrgos.

Things to do in Ios

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Sikinos
Highlights from your plan
Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach
Kolitsani Beach ©
Kolitsani Beach
The Church of Episkopi ©
The Church of Episkopi

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nights
Pyrgos, Santorini

Pyrgos ©
Pyrgos provides one of the finest examples of Cycladic architecture in Greece, exemplified by the town's labyrinthine streets and whitewashed stone buildings.
Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Santorini, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Emporio.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyrgos trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ios to Pyrgos in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pyrgos are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Pyrgos

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santorini, Castelli of Emporio
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Estate Argyros ©
Estate Argyros

3
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Visit The Venetian Fortezza and Four Martyrs Church for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Monastery of Panagia Chalevi. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, head outdoors with Fragma Potamon Amariou, view the masterpieces at Artifacts by Omodamos, and get to know the fascinating history of Mikrasiaton Square.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rethymnon tour itinerary planning tool.

Ride a ferry from Pyrgos to Rethymnon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Agios Nikolaos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Museum of Rethymno ©
Archaeological Museum of Rethymno
Spas
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza

2
nights
Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Agios Nikolaos ©
A tour of Agios Nikolaos leads visitors through charming neighborhoods with white washed houses, squares with taverns, steep pedestrian streets, and sea as a backdrop, ideal for exploration on foot.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Votsalo Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Havanias Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Agios Nikolaos online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rethymnon to Agios Nikolaos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Rethymnon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Agios Nikolaos, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Elounda.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Vathy Beach ©
Vathy Beach
Panagias Keras Church ©
Panagias Keras Church
Agios Nikolaos Church ©
Agios Nikolaos Church

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Elounda, Crete

Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agios Konstandinou kai Elenis, kick back and relax at Skisma Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Elounda trip planner.

Elounda is just a stone's throw from Agios Nikolaos. Traveling from Agios Nikolaos in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Elounda, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kalymnos.

Things to do in Elounda

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ieros Naos Agios Konstandinou kai Elenis ©
Ieros Naos Agios Konstandinou kai Elenis
Spas

1
night
Kalymnos

Kalymnos ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Platis Yialos Beach. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to N S Papachatzis Sponge Factory, then kick back and relax at Platis Yialos Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum of Kalymnos, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Savvas Monastery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kalymnos online vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Elounda to Kalymnos with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Elounda in July: highs in Kalymnos hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kos Town.

Things to do in Kalymnos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Folklore Museum of Kalymnos ©
Folklore Museum of Kalymnos
N S Papachatzis Sponge Factory ©
N S Papachatzis Sponge Factory

3
nights
Kos Town, Kos

Kos Town ©
Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
You've now added Lambi Beach to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Daily Art Beach Gallery, stroll through Xerokambos (Exotic Beach), then delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Agios Stefanos, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Plaka Forest.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kos Town itinerary planner.

Traveling by journey from Kalymnos to Kos Town takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will leave for Lindos on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Kos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kefalos, Daily Art Beach Gallery, Plaka Forest
Highlights from your plan
Plaka Forest ©
Plaka Forest
Western Archaeological Zone ©
Western Archaeological Zone
Casa Romana Kos ©
Casa Romana Kos

3
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Get in touch with nature at Stegna Beach and Vlycha Beach. Get some cultural insight at Ancient Kamiros and The Church of the Panagia. Venture out of the city with trips to Kolimbia (Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum & Epta Piges). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Glystra Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lardos Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lindos online journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Kos Town to Lindos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Patmos.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kolimbia, Ancient Kamiros, Stegna Beach, Lardos Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach
Ancient Kamiros ©
Ancient Kamiros

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Patmos

Patmos ©
Attracting religious pilgrims and wealthy jet set alike, Patmos is an island of contrasts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grikos Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and Chora Patmos. Popular historic sites such as Chapel of Profitis Ilias and Chapel of St. Anne are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Agrio Livadi Beach, look for gifts at Nektar, steep yourself in history at Cave of Apocalypse, and take in the exciting artwork at Koukoumavla.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Patmos trip app.

Explore your travel options from Lindos to Patmos with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will leave for Kalo Livadi on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Patmos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Saint John the Theologian ©
Monastery of Saint John the Theologian
Chora Patmos ©
Chora Patmos
Chapel of Profitis Ilias ©
Chapel of Profitis Ilias

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Kalo Livadi, Mykonos

Kalo Livadi ©
On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalo Livadi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Anna Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalo Livadi route site.

Getting from Patmos to Kalo Livadi by journey takes about 16 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Patmos in August: highs in Kalo Livadi hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 27°C. You'll set off for Chora on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Kalo Livadi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Agia Anna Beach, Super Paradise Beach, Elia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach
Super Paradise Beach ©
Super Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

1
night
Chora

Chora
To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chora trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kalo Livadi to Chora. While traveling from Kalo Livadi, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Chora, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sissi.

Things to do in Chora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

3
nights
Sissi, Crete

Sissi ©
Quiet and calm, the village of Sissi provides a perfect antidote to the boisterous resorts located elsewhere on Crete's northwestern coastline.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boufos Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sissi itinerary app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chora to Sissi. Traveling from Chora in August, you will find days in Sissi are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sissi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Milatos, Agios Georgios Monastery, House of Vrahassi Folk Exhibition, Amazonas Park
Highlights from your plan
Milatos Cave ©
Milatos Cave
Agios Georgios Monastery ©
Agios Georgios Monastery
Amazonas Park ©
Amazonas Park

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