50 days in Greece Itinerary

50 days in Greece Itinerary

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Paros
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Milos
— 3 nights
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Hersonissos, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Rhodes
— 4 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Karpathos
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Karpathos
— 2 nights
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Sami, Kefalonia
— 3 nights
Ferry to Astakós, Taxi to Agios Nikitas
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Agios Nikitas, Lefkada
— 4 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 5 nights
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Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 4 nights
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Athens
— 4 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 5 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort and Elia Beach. There's much more to do: make a trip to Matoyianni Street, stop by Little Venice, kick back and relax at Agios Sostis Beach, and stroll through Kalo Livadi Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Mykonos Town, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Mykonos Town is much hotter than Melbourne - with highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Paros.
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Paros — 2 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): head off the coast to Parikia Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou, then examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Piso Aliki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marathi Marble Quarries, then go for a stroll along the water at Old Port of Naoussa, and then steep yourself in history at Lefkes.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paros online trip maker.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Paros takes 2 hours. In August in Paros, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town, Naxos — 3 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plaka Beach and The Temple of Apollo – Portara. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mikri Vigla Beach, examine the collection at Theatrical Museum Iakovos Kampanellis, take a stroll through Kastro, and enjoy some diversion at Naxos Tennis Club.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Naxos Town trip itinerary maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Paros to Naxos Town in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 6 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santorini Sailing and Amoudi Bay. And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. August in Fira sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Milos.
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Milos — 3 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sarakiniko Beach and Firiplaka Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Paliochori Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalogries Beach, and take a memorable tour with Oneiro Milos.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Milos online day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Milos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly to Hersonissos.
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Hersonissos, Crete — 3 nights

Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Explore hidden gems such as Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) and Room Escape Games. Venture out of the city with trips to Matala Beach (in Matala), Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos) and Heraklion Archaeological Museum (in Heraklion). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, stroll through Stalis Beach, meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Milos to Hersonissos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hersonissos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lindos.
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Lindos, Rhodes — 4 nights

A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Explore hidden gems such as Agios Pavlos Beach and Lindos Beach. Step out of Lindos to go to Kattavia and see Prasonisi Beach, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach, head outdoors with Pefkos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agathi Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery Tsambika.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lindos trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hersonissos to Lindos in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hersonissos in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lindos, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Karpathos.
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Karpathos — 2 nights

Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Lefkos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Apella Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kira Panagia Beach. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Achata, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diakoftis Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amoopi Beach.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Karpathos trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Karpathos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Karpathos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sami.
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Sami, Kefalonia — 3 nights

Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Myrtos Beach and Assos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sami: Skala Beach (in Skala), Argostolion (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Statue of Nikos Kavvadias) and Makris Gialos Beach (in Lassi). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Antisamos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Petani Beach, steep yourself in history at Memorial Acqui Division, and explore the fascinating underground world of Myrtos Cave.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sami route planner.

Traveling by flight from Karpathos to Sami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Karpathos in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sami, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Agios Nikitas.
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Agios Nikitas, Lefkada — 4 nights

Agios Nikitas is a village on the island of Lefkada, Greece, part of the municipal unit of Lefkada . You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kathisma Beach and Pefkoulia Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Agios Nikitas side-trips: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Nidri) and Agios Giannis Beach (in Lefkada Town). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Milos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Megali Petra Beach, snap pictures at Wooden Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faneromeni Monastery.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Agios Nikitas road trip planning site.

Getting from Sami to Agios Nikitas by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Corfu — 5 nights

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and Corfu Old Town. Explore Corfu Town's surroundings by going to Marathias Beach (in Marathias), La Grotta Beach (in Paleokastritsa) and Barbati Beach (in Barbati). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, browse the exhibits of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, appreciate the history behind Schulenburg Statue, and get to know the fascinating history of The Liston.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Corfu Town trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Agios Nikitas to Corfu Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Vasilikos.
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Vasilikos, Zakynthos — 4 nights

Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Porto Limnionas and Banana Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Vasilikos side-trips: Keri Caves (in Limni Keri), Blue Caves (in Korithi) and Regalo (in Keri Village). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at St Nicholas Beach, stroll through Laganas Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nicholas Church, and step off the mainland to explore Marathonisi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vasilikos online journey planner.

Fly from Corfu Town to Vasilikos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Vasilikos sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fortress Palamidi and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Venture out of the city with trips to Nafplio (TASTE3 & Nauplion Promenade) and Corinth Canal (in Isthmia). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Athens day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Vasilikos to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back 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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