31 days in Greece Itinerary

31 days in Greece Itinerary

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31 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Oia, Santorini
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
6
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Athens
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Nafplio
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Get out of town with these interesting Lindos side-trips: Faliraki Beach (in Faliraki), Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes (in Rhodes Town) and Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art (in Kolimbia). Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, stroll through Agathi Beach, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Kamiros.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lindos trip planner .

Newark, USA to Lindos is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, Lindos is a bit warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ancient Kamiros, Tsambika Beach, Faliraki Beach, Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, Agathi Beach
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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heraklion: Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda), Lychnostatis Open Air Museum (in Hersonissos) and Sissi Mini Golf (in Sissi). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Heraklion in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hersonissos, The Palace of Knossos, Fortress Spinalonga, Sissi Mini Golf, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

5
nights
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Venture out of the city with trips to Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa), Akrotiri (Akrotiri & Red Beach) and Kamari (Ancient Thera & KAMARA BEACH). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oia holiday website .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Oia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Megalochori, Akrotiri, Fira, Kamari, Imerovigli
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Alex Private Boat Rental ©
Alex Private Boat Rental
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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.
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, stroll through Super Paradise Beach, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Oia to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Agios Stefanos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Paraportiani Church ©
Paraportiani Church

2
nights
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 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, then look for gifts at Hellofrom Thessaloniki, and finally stroll through Baseline Canyoning.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other 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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mykonos Town in August: highs in Thessaloniki hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Meteora.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kalambaka trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kalambaka when traveling from Thessaloniki in August, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

5
nights
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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kalambaka to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kalambaka in August since evenings lows in Athens dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to 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
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Astros Beach (in Paralio Astros), Epidaurus Theater (in Epidavros) and Corinth (Corinth Canal, Archea Korinthos, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Palamidi Castle, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, and explore the world behind art at Nafplio National Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nafplio road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, Nafplio is slightly colder at night with lows of 59°F. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, Astros Beach, Epidaurus Theater
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Epidaurus Theater ©
Epidaurus Theater
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

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