31 days in Greece Itinerary

31 days in Greece Itinerary

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31 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Bus:  19 h 45 min
1
Lindos, Rhodes
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  3 h 15 min
2
Kos Town, Kos
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Naxos Town, Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h
5
Hersonissos, Crete
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Chania Town, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Delphi
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
12
Assos, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
13
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Monastery Tsambika, enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, then kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach, and finally head outdoors with Pefkos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Agathi Beach, kick back and relax at Stegna Beach, then contemplate the long history of Ancient Kamiros, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castle of Monolithos.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lindos trip builder site.

Vancouver, Canada to Lindos is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in May; daily highs in Lindos reach 27°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kos Town.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rhodes, Pefkos Beach, Ancient Kamiros, Agathi Beach, Monastery Tsambika
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Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Castle of Monolithos ©
Castle of Monolithos
Monastery Tsambika ©
Monastery Tsambika

2
nights
Kos Town, Kos

Kos Town ©
Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Xerokambos (Exotic Beach), stroll through Agios Stefanos Beach, then explore the ancient world of Asklepion Kos, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Tigaki Beach, stroll through Therma Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Eleftherias Square.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kos Town trip builder site.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Lindos to Kos Town in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Kos Town, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Kos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kefalos, Tigaki Beach, Asklepion Kos, Therma Beach
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Therma Beach ©
Therma Beach
Asklepion Kos ©
Asklepion Kos

2
nights
Naxos Town, Naxos

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Agios Prokopios Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaka Beach, take a stroll through Kastro, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally delve into the distant past at Portara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Abram Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mikri Vigla Beach, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fish & Olive.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Naxos Town travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kos Town to Naxos Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Naxos, Agios Prokopios Beach, Fish & Olive, Mikri Vigla Beach
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Amoudi Bay. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, explore the historical opulence of Byzantine Castle Ruins, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Naxos Town to Fira in 5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Ancient Thera, Santo Winery, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Spas

1
night
Hersonissos, Crete

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Stalis Beach, examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Hersonissos day trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Hersonissos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Fira in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hersonissos, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Stalis Beach, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:
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Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

2
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, then explore the activities along Lake Kournas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi, and finally see Off-Road Tours. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Monastery of Preveli, admire the masterpieces at Folk Museum of Spili, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally visit Rethymnon Old Town.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rethymnon trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Hersonissos to Rethymnon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Nicholas Church, Folk Museum of Spili, Lake Kournas, Reptisland
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Off-Road Tours
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

3
nights
Chania Town, Crete

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Falassarna Beach and Samaria Gorge National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Seitan Limania Beach in Akrotiri (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, and explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chania Town trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rethymnon to Chania Town by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seitan Limania Beach, Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, Falassarna Beach, Samaria Gorge National Park, Manousakis Winery
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
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Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete ©
Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Lycabettus and Ancient Agora of Athens. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, stop by Monastiraki, wander the streets of Plaka, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Athens tour planner.

Fly from Chania Town to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. May in Athens sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Nauplion Promenade. Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Corinth (Akrokorinthos, Rema ton Mylwn, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, and stop by Olive Tree Boutique.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nafplio online holiday planner.

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Athens in May, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Olive Tree Boutique
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
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Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Museum of Nauplion ©
Archaeological Museum of Nauplion

2
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, then do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, then have fun and explore at Legends Of Greek Mythology, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalo Nero Beach.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Olympia trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Olympia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Olympia, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kalo Nero Beach, Legends Of Greek Mythology
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia

1
night
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 26th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Delphi attractions site.

Getting from Olympia to Delphi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Delphi can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Assos.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

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nights
Assos, Cephalonia

Assos ©
On the 27th (Wed), kick back and relax at Fteri Beach, Head underground at Myrtos Cave, kick back and relax at Myrtos Beach, then look for gifts at Myrtillo, and finally don't miss a visit to Assos. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Emplisi Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Antisamos Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Assos day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Delphi to Assos. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Assos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cephalonia, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Myrtillo, Antisamos Beach, Fteri Beach
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
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Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos Beach
Assos ©
Assos
Emplisi Beach ©
Emplisi Beach

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nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Achilleion Museum and Monastery of Paleokastritsa. Explore Corfu Town's surroundings by going to Ipsos Aqua Arena (in Ipsos) and Paleokastritsa (La Grotta Beach & Paleokastritsa Beach). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Corfu Donkey Rescue, see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Spiridon, and wander the streets of Corfu Old Town.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Assos to Corfu Town with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Gastouri, Ipsos Aqua Arena, Monastery of Paleokastritsa, Pontikonisi
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Kaiser's Throne ©
Kaiser's Throne
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue

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