59 days in Greece Itinerary

59 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Chania Town
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Rethymnon
— 5 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
3
Oia
— 7 nights
Drive
4
Emporios
— 1 night
Unknown
5
Pythagorion
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Rhodes Town
— 6 nights
Ferry
7
Kos Town
— 5 nights
Fly
8
Mykonos Town
— 7 nights
Ferry
9
Paros
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry to Αφετηρια, Bus to Agios Konstantinos, Ferry to Skiathos
10
Skiathos
— 4 nights
Fly
11
Corfu Town
— 5 nights
Fly
12
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5

Chania Town

— 5 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi), Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia) and Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri). The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Chania.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Chania Town trip simple and quick.

San Francisco, USA to Chania Town is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Chania Town, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Chania Town is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Rethymnon

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos), Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum & Church of Saint Titus) and Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos (in Gournes). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, head outdoors with Piges Argiroupolis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Monastery of Preveli, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Chania Town to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Oia

— 7 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Explore Oia's surroundings by going to Kamari (Ancient Thera & Kamari Beach), Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Akrotiri (Akrotiri LightHouse, Red Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, race across the water with a speed boat tour, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Oia itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Rethymnon to Oia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Emporios.

Things to do in Oia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Emporios

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Chios Mastic Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mavra Volia. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Emporios Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Dinami Beach, and then wander the streets of Pyrgi.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Emporios trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oia to Emporios takes 18.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Emporios are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pythagorion.

Things to do in Emporios

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pythagorion

— 3 nights
Step out of Pythagorion with an excursion to Potami Waterfalls in Karlovasi--about 1h 5 min away.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pythagorion trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Emporios to Pythagorion by journey takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Pythagorion

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Rhodes Town

— 6 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rhodes Town: Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda), Lindos (Village of Lindos, Acropolis of Lindos, &more) and Valley of the Butterflies (in Petaloudes). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Faliraki Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach, cool off at Water Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Medieval City.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town trip builder site.

Drive from Pythagorion to Rhodes Town in 13.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Pythagorion in August: highs in Rhodes Town hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Kos Town.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kos Town

— 5 nights
Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kos Town: Kefalos (Agios Stefanos Beach, Xerokambos (Exotic Beach), &more). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Asklepion Kos, do a tasting at Triantafyllopoulos Winery, kick back and relax at Therma Beach, and don't miss a visit to Eleftherias Square.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kos Town online journey maker.

You can ride a ferry from Rhodes Town to Kos Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kos Town can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Kos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mykonos Town

— 7 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Go for a jaunt from Mykonos Town to Delos to see Archaeological Site of Delos about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Little Venice, stroll through Paralia Kalafati, kick back and relax at Elia Beach, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town day trip planning app.

Fly from Kos Town to Mykonos Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Paros

— 5 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Paros is known for beaches, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Piso Aliki Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Martselo beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, and go for a stroll along the water at Old Port of Naoussa.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Paros visit site.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Paros in 2 hours. September in Paros sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Skiathos.

Things to do in Paros

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Skiathos

— 4 nights

Greek St. Maarten

Boasting some of Greece's finest beaches, Skiathos swells with vacationers from colder European countries at the height of the tourist season.
Explore Skiathos' surroundings by going to Skopelos (Panormos Beach & Kastani Beach) and Panagitsa of Pyrgos (in Skopelos Town). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lalaria Beach, look for gifts at Driftwood Art, explore the ancient world of Kastro Ke Medieval Ekklisia, and don't miss a visit to Panagia Eikonistria Monastery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Skiathos journey maker tool.

Getting from Paros to Skiathos by combination of ferry and bus takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Skiathos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Corfu Town

— 5 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.
Explore Corfu Town's surroundings by going to Paleokastritsa Beach (in Paleokastritsa) and Speed Boats Tours (in Kavos). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park, examine the collection at Casa Parlante, and stop by Corfu Old Town.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Skiathos to Corfu Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take a stroll through Plaka, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Chios travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Mastic Island
Rich history and scenic landscapes make Chios one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Aegean. Nicknamed the "Mastic Island" because it remains one of the world's major producers and exporters of mastic gum, Chios offers visitors a chance to explore medieval villages and age-old monasteries. Start at the ancient settlement serving as the island's center of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Alternatively, make the southwestern port of Mesta your base for touring a cluster of satellite islands reachable by boat or ferry. The island is nearer to the Turkish coastline than the Greek mainland, and as a result shares much of eastern Turkey's topography of rugged crags and fragrant citrus groves.

Samos travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Caves · Landmarks
Green Island
An island of volcanic mountains and terraced vineyards, Samos lies near the Turkish mainland and serves as a convenient resting point on the route between Athens and Izmir. Rich in history and culture, Samos experienced its golden age as a powerful and wealthy independent state long before Athens expanded its influence as the region's principal urban center. In modern times, the island has become a popular holiday destination, known mostly for its beaches, coastal paths, and ancient sites. The island's top attractions include the World Heritage-listed remains of a vast sanctuary devoted to Hera and a 2,500-year-old aqueduct, regarded as one of the highest achievements of ancient engineering.

Rhodes travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.

Kos travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
A tiny island big on history and tradition, Kos appears littered with ancient ruins and well-preserved Corinthian columns. Located just 4 km (2 mi) from the coast of Turkey, this minute Aegean island boasts over 100 km (60 mi) of coastline and offers a string of immaculate beaches within easy walking distance of fine shops, bars, and hotels. The past and present seem to converge within the narrow streets of the town of Kos, where cosmopolitan cafes sit right next to ancient traditional taverns. Tourism and farming remain the island's main sources of revenue, its interior dotted by lush groves of almond, fig, and olive trees.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

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.