19 days in Greece & Saranda Itinerary

19 days in Greece & Saranda Itinerary

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19 days in Greece & Saranda Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  7​h
1
Naxos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Koufonissi, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
3
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Saranda, Albania
— 5 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Dublin, Ireland


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4
nights
Naxos Town, Greece

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Change things up with these side-trips from Naxos Town: Temple of Demeter (in Sangri), Apollonas Beach (in Apollon) and Kastraki Beach (in Kastraki). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Portara, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, stroll through Aeolis Aghios Georgios Beach, and steep yourself in history at Kastro.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naxos Town day trip planning app .

Dublin, Ireland to Naxos Town is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Naxos Town is 2 hours. When traveling from Dublin in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Naxos Town: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Koufonissi.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Chalkio, Naxos, Agios Prokopios Beach, Apollonas Beach, Temple of Demeter
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Kastro ©
Kastro

4
nights
Koufonissi, Greece

Koufonissi ©
Take a break from Koufonissi with a short trip to Pori Beach in Schinoussa Town, about 38 minutes away.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Koufonissi online itinerary maker .

Getting from Naxos Town to Koufonissi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Koufonissi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Pori Beach
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Pori Beach ©
Pori Beach
kato koufonissi ©
kato koufonissi

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nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Thessaloniki side-trips: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina), Kalogria Beach (in Nikiti) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Vourvourou). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, catch some excitement at Locked escape rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios.

To find out how to plan a trip to Thessaloniki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koufonissi to Thessaloniki. When traveling from Koufonissi in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Thessaloniki, with highs around 38°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Kalogria Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing
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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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Saranda, Albania

Saranda ©
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Get out of town with these interesting Saranda side-trips: Butrint National Park (in Butrint), Blue Eye (in Vlore) and Gjirokaster (Zekate House, Gjirokaster, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, stroll through Santa Quaranta beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Vivar Kanal.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saranda online travel route planner .

Getting from Thessaloniki to Saranda by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Saranda are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gjirokaster, Himare, Blue Eye, Butrint National Park
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster

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