30 days in Greece Itinerary

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Hersonissos
— 1 night
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Matala
— 1 night
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Rethymnon
— 3 nights
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Chania Town
— 5 nights
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Drive to Chania International Airport, Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Drive to Monemvasia
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
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Nafplio
— 3 nights
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Athens
— 6 nights
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Thessaloniki
— 7 nights
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Hersonissos — 1 night

Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kazantzakis Museum, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Stalis Beach, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hersonissos online visit planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Hersonissos is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Hersonissos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, you will find days in Hersonissos are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Matala.
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Matala — 1 night

A low-key tourist resort known for its ancient cliffside caves, Matala boasts a rich history that spans over 2,000 years.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Palace of Faistos, then kick back and relax at Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos), and then kick back and relax at Matala Beach.

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You can drive from Hersonissos to Matala in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. July in Matala sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rethymnon.
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Rethymnon — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monastery of Arkadi and St. Nicholas Church. Visit The Holy Monastery of Preveli and The Venetian Fortezza for their historical value. Explore Rethymnon's surroundings by going to Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Plakias (Plakias Beach & Skinaria Beach). There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, stop by Rethymnon Old Town, and take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Matala to Rethymnon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Lighthouse of Chania and Greek National Football Museum. Get some historical perspective at Kastro Gramvoussas and German Military Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Fisika (in Gerani), Falassarna Beach (in Falassarna) and Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, examine the collection at MINOAN'S WORLD, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania, and kick back and relax at Agii Apostoli Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chania Town trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Rethymnon to Chania Town by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Chania Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Monemvasia.
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Monemvasia — 2 nights

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, delve into the distant past at Monemvasia Fortress, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Liotrivi Monemvasia - Historical Mansion, then do a tasting at Monemvasia Winery Tsimbidi, then look for gifts at To Kelari - Kastro Monemvasias, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos).

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Monemvasia journey builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chania Town to Monemvasia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.
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Nafplio — 3 nights

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Fortress Palamidi and Archaeological Site Mycenae are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Akrokorinthos and Lion Gate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Ktima Palivou (in Nemea) and Archea Korinthos (in Corinth). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, explore the ancient world of Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, and take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

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

Drive from Monemvasia to Nafplio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.
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Athens — 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Acropolis Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Archaeological Site of Thorikos (in Thoricus) and Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Athens online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki — 7 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) and Archaeological Museum of Kavala will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Ladadika District and Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Get out of town with these interesting Thessaloniki side-trips: Sofronios Basilica (in Nikiti), Vourvourou (Kayaking & Canoeing & Karydi) and Cenobium of the Annunciation (in Ormylia). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kallitheas Beach, kick back and relax at Koviou Beach, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia.

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You can fly from Athens to Thessaloniki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Athens in August, Thessaloniki is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to home.
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Greece travel guide

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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.
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Peloponnese travel guide

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Scenic landscapes and a high concentration of ancient sites make the Peloponnese one of the most desirable sightseeing destinations in Greece. Separated from the Greek mainland by a narrow gulf, the region contains well-preserved archaeological reminders of the country's eventful history. The Peloponnese also boasts impeccable beaches, local cuisine, and a slew of tiny mountain villages. This region remains relatively uncrowded and lets you discover a quieter and greener corner of Greece, one ruled by traditional hospitality and the simple pleasures of life.
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