50 days in Greece Itinerary

50 days in Greece Itinerary

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50 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
1
Paleokastritsa, Corfu
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
2
Elafonisos
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Faliraki, Rhodes
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
6
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
7
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
8
Rethymnon, Crete
— 5 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  4 h
9
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Skala, Cephalonia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Lixouri, Cephalonia
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Newark

4
nights
Paleokastritsa, Corfu

Paleokastritsa ©
Heartily dedicated to tourism, Corfu's popular resort town of Paleokastritsa lures vacationers with lavish hotels and beaches surrounded by a hilly countryside of olive groves and fragrant fruit orchards.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yali Beach and St. Spyridon First Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Spiros Boat Hire and Limni Beach. Explore Paleokastritsa's surroundings by going to Paralia Agios Georgios (in Agios Georgios), Porto Timoni Beach (in Afionas) and Nissaki Cave (in Nissaki). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, cool off at Aqualand, take in the dramatic natural features at Kaiser's Throne, and enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Petros Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paleokastritsa itinerary maker app .

Newark, USA to Paleokastritsa is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Nissaki Cave, Yali Beach, Paralia Agios Georgios, St. Spyridon First Beach
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach

2
nights
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Simos Beach and Megali Paralia. Get outdoors at Panagia Beach and Kastania Cave. Go for a jaunt from Elafonisos to Plitra to see Plytras Beach about 1h 25 min away.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Elafonisos vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paleokastritsa to Elafonisos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kastania Cave, Plytras Beach
Highlights from your plan
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia
Panagia Beach
Panagia Beach

4
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Step out of the city life by going to Astros Beach and Tolo Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Tigani beach and Kantia Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Nafplio: Paralia Fokianos (in Fokiano), Epidaurus Theater (in Epidavros) and Kranidi (Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary & Didyma Caves). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, take in the views from Arkadiko Bridge, and kick back and relax at Arvanitia beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nafplio tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Elafonisos to Nafplio in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kranidi, Arkadiko Bridge, Paralia Fokianos, Tigani beach, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Highlights from your plan
Tigani beach ©
Tigani beach
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Didyma Caves ©
Didyma Caves

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get outdoors at Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Athens day trip planner.

Drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in June since evenings lows in Athens dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Faliraki.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens

3
nights
Faliraki, Rhodes

Faliraki ©
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
Relax by the water at Faliraki Beach and Agathi Beach. Get outdoors at Lindos Beach and Valley of the Butterflies. Change things up with these side-trips from Faliraki: Acropolis of Lindos (in Lindos) and Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Faliraki day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Faliraki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Faliraki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lindos, Ancient Kamiros, Agathi Beach, Valley of the Butterflies, Tsambika Beach
Highlights from your plan
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

5
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
You'll get in some beach time at Panormos Beach and Kapari Beach. Get outdoors at Paradise Beach and Agios Sostis Beach. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ornos Beach.

Planning Mykonos Town trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Faliraki to Mykonos Town in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Ornos Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Red Beach and KAMARA BEACH. Escape the urban bustle at Santo Horse Riding and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Take a break from Fira with a short trip to Caldera Beach in Akrotiri, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with Captain George Santorini Yachting, gain a rich perspective with Santorini Sail Cruises, learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., and kick back and relax at Paradisos Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Fira road trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. June in Fira sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Boutari Winery, Paradisos Beach, Skaros Rock
Highlights from your plan
Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Reptisland and The Natural History Museum of Crete. Visit Matala beach and Agia Galini Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos), Melidoni Cave (in Melidoni) and Episkopi Beach (in Episkopi). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Kournas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Monastery of Preveli, and stroll through Frangokastello Beach.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon road trip tool .

Getting from Fira to Rethymnon by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Melidoni, Heraklion, Matala beach, Frangokastello Beach, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Matala beach ©
Matala beach

5
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach). Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Vrahos Beach and Kalamaki Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tsilivi: Banana Beach (in Vasilikos), Makris Gialos Beach (in Makris Gialos) and Xigia Beach (in Koroni). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Limnionas Beach, identify plant and animal life at Askos Stone Park, stop by Cinnabar, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ampoula Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tsilivi trip maker app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rethymnon to Tsilivi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Skala.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vasilikos, Kalamaki Beach, Drosia Beach, Ampoula Beach, Xigia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach

3
nights
Skala, Cephalonia

Skala ©
Mass tourism has transformed the once-sleepy village of Skala into a modern seaside resort, its major attraction a well-developed beach that happens to be one of the longest and sandiest on the island of Cephalonia.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Skala Beach and Kanali Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Argo Daily Cruises and Mounda Beach. Step out of Skala to go to Sami and see Antisamos Beach, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: stroll through Kaminia Beach and learn about winemaking at Melissinos Winery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Skala online attractions planner .

Getting from Tsilivi to Skala by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Skala are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lixouri.

Things to do in Skala

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kanali Beach, Kaminia Beach, Mounda Beach, Melissinos Winery, Antisamos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Skala Beach ©
Skala Beach
Argo Daily Cruises ©
Argo Daily Cruises
Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach

7
nights
Lixouri, Cephalonia

Lixouri ©
Once serving as a favorite summer retreat for the children of the royal family, Lixouri today attracts crowds of holidaymakers to its narrow, paved streets, busy waterfront, and lovely central square surrounded by old-fashioned cafes.
Visiting Agia Eleni Beach and Fteri Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Petani Beach and Vatsa Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lixouri: Zavalata Beach (in Fiscardo), Agia Kyriaki Beach (in Zola) and Makris Gialos Beach (in Lassi).

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Lixouri travel planning app .

Getting from Skala to Lixouri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lixouri

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lassi, Zola, Cephalonia, Agia Eleni Beach, Corgialenios Istoriko kai Laografiko Mouseio
Highlights from your plan
Petani Beach ©
Petani Beach
Megas Lakos Beach ©
Megas Lakos Beach
Agia Kyriaki Beach ©
Agia Kyriaki Beach

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