46 days in Greece Itinerary

46 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece route planner

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Ithaca
— 10 nights
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Apollonii
— 4 nights
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Corfu Town
— 10 nights
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Kissamos
— 3 nights
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Rethymnon
— 9 nights
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Elounda
— 2 nights
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Kefalos
— 7 nights
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Ithaca

— 10 nights
Ithaca or Ithaka is a Greek island located in the Ionian Sea, off the northeast coast of Kefalonia and to the west of continental Greece.Ithaca's main island has an area of 96km2 and had a population in 2011 of 3,231. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Koimiseos Theotokou Church and Monastery of Agios Andreas. Family-friendly places like Polis Beach and Vathy Bay will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ithaca: Monastery of Panagia Agrilion (in Sami), Zola (Agia Kyriaki Beach & Fteri Beach) and Lassi (Paliostafida Beach, Kalamia Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Aspros Gialos Beach, stroll through Myrtos Beach, join in the after-dark buzz at Myrtillo, and step into the grandiose world of St George's Castle.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ithaca day trip planner.

Kavala to Ithaca is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Ithaca are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Apollonii.

Things to do in Ithaca

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Apollonii

— 4 nights
Apollonioi is a former municipality on the island of Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece. We've included these beaches for you: Kathisma Beach and Ammoussa Beach. Kids will enjoy Milos Beach and Kalamitsi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Apollonii side-trips: Avali Beach (in Kalamitsi) and Nidri (Nydri Waterfalls & Boat Tours & Water Sports). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Egremni Beach, learn about winemaking at Lefkas Earth Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Mikros Gialos, and make a splash at Panos Water Sports.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Apollonii trip planner.

Getting from Ithaca to Apollonii by journey takes about 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Apollonii

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Corfu Town

— 10 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.
Attractions like Paleokastritsa Beach and Paradise Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get some historical perspective at Old Fortress Corfu and Corfu Museum of Asian Art. Explore Corfu Town's surroundings by going to Barbati Beach (in Barbati), Yali Beach (in Giannades) and Paleokastritsa (La Grotta Beach, Limni Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, contemplate the long history of Achilleion Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Marathias Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Agios Iasonas Kai Sosipatros.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Corfu Town trip planner.

You can drive from Apollonii to Corfu Town in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kissamos.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kissamos

— 3 nights
A quiet port town situated on Crete's western tip, Kissamos attracts mostly domestic tourists and possesses more of the quintessential Greek feel than livelier resorts strung along the island's coastline.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Elafonissi Beach and Paralia Ravdoucha. We've included these beaches for you: Balos Lagoon and Agia Marina Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Aspri Limni Beach (in Elafonissi) and Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Falassarna Beach and stroll the grounds of German Military Cemetery.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kissamos road trip planning app.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Kissamos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kissamos can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Kissamos

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rethymnon

— 9 nights
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 Matala beach and Preveli Beach for some beach relaxation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Palace of Knossos and Souda Bay War Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: Cretaquarium (in Gournes), Folk Museum of Spili (in Spili) and Heraklion (Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites, The Natural History Museum of Crete, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza, don't miss a visit to Monastery of Arkadi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Monastery of Preveli.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rethymnon trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Kissamos to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Elounda.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Elounda

— 2 nights
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.
On the 7th (Fri), head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spinalonga Beach, then explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, and finally explore the ancient world of Archaia Poli tis Lato. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Panagias Keras Church, contemplate the long history of Gournia Minoiki Poli, then kick back and relax at Ammoudara Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ammos Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Elounda holiday tool.

Getting from Rethymnon to Elounda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rethymnon in August: highs in Elounda hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kefalos.

Things to do in Elounda

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kefalos

— 7 nights
A small town with well-developed tourist infrastructure, Kefalos stretches along the slopes of a gentle hill, its immaculate beaches drawing pleasure seekers from around the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Basilica of Agios Stefanos and Agion Apostolon Church. Bring the kids along to Agios Stefanos Beach and Marmari Beach. Step out of Kefalos with an excursion to Paleo Pili in Pili--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Exotic Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kavo Paradiso Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Mammas.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Kefalos trip website.

Getting from Elounda to Kefalos by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kefalos can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kefalos

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · 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.

Lefkada travel guide

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Beaches · Waterfalls · Parasailing & Paragliding
Connected to mainland Greece by a long causeway and floating bridge, Lefkada represents more than just an island paradise of modern seaside resorts and pristine Ionian beaches. Though it measures only 35 km (22 mi) from north to south, the island offers a mosaic of landscapes that include excellent mountain biking spots. Evade the big crowds of the southern coastline's popular beaches and soak up some local culture by visiting the small villages along Lefkada's eastern side, where you can explore traditional taverns known for serving local dishes to the tune of traditional live music.

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.

Crete travel guide

4.3
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.