29 days in Greece Itinerary

29 days in Greece Itinerary

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29 days in Greece Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
Oia, Santorini
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Athens
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Nafplio
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Newark

4
days
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lindos: Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes (in Rhodes Town), Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art (in Kolimbia) and Faliraki Beach (in Faliraki). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, contemplate the long history of Ancient Kamiros, and stroll through Tsambika Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lindos trip planning site .

Newark, USA to Lindos is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Lindos. Traveling from Newark in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in Lindos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Lindos

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rhodes, Faliraki Beach, Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art, Agathi Beach, Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

3
days
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Heraklion: Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda), Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos) and Lychnostatis Open Air Museum (in Hersonissos). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, steep yourself in history at Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Heraklion trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Lindos to Heraklion by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Heraklion sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Fortress Spinalonga, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Lake Voulismeni
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

4
days
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Explore Oia's surroundings by going to Kamari (KAMARA BEACH & Ancient Thera) and Akrotiri (Red Beach & Akrotiri). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, take a tour by water with Alex Private Boat Rental, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oia trip maker website .

Getting from Heraklion to Oia by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In June in Oia, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Oia

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Fira, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Hiking Trail Fira - Oia
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

4
days
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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Oia to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Paraga Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

2
days
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St.Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Monument of Alexander The Great, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, take in breathtaking views at Baseline Canyoning, then look for gifts at Hellofrom Thessaloniki, and finally steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mykonos Town to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Mykonos Town in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Thessaloniki, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

#Museums, #Tours, #Parks
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

1
day
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Meteora.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka road trip website .

Drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Thessaloniki in June, Kalambaka is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Kalambaka

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Trails
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

5
days
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Athens online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kalambaka to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Kalambaka in July, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

5
days
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Corinth (Archea Korinthos & Acrocorinth), Astros Beach (in Paralio Astros) and Epidaurus Theater (in Epidavros). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Palamidi Castle, do a tasting at DOMAINE SKOURAS / ΚΤΗΜΑ ΣΚΟΥΡΑ Ο.Α.Ε., appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panaghia.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nafplio sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in July since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nafplio

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus Theater, DOMAINE SKOURAS / ΚΤΗΜΑ ΣΚΟΥΡΑ Ο.Α.Ε., Astros Beach
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Epidaurus Theater ©
Epidaurus Theater
Palamidi Castle ©
Palamidi Castle
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

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