60 days in Greece Itinerary

60 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Athens, Bus to Nafplio
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Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nidri
— 2 nights
Taxi to Igoumenitsa, Ferry to Corfu Town
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Corfu Town
— 5 nights
Fly
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Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Paros
— 2 nights
Fly
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Milos
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Fira
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Rethymnon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chania Town
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rhodes Town
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Kos Town
— 3 nights
Fly
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Laganas
— 5 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 5 nights
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Nafplio — 4 nights

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Explore Nafplio's surroundings by going to Ergo Dive Loumis Diving Team (in Porto Heli), Corinth (Archea Korinthos & Akrokorinthos) and Didyma Caves (in Didyma). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Archaeological site of Mystra, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, and explore the ancient world of Antigua Mesenia.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nafplio day trip planning app.

Alexandria, Egypt to Nafplio is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Traveling from Alexandria in September, expect nights in Nafplio to be colder, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nidri.
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Nidri — 2 nights

A major yachting destination in the Ionian Sea, Nidri serves as the gateway to Lefkada's satellite islets, reachable by regular boat tours.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the views from Wooden Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mili Beach, then admire the sheer force of Nydri Waterfalls, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Megali Petra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Avali Beach, stroll through Milos Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kathisma Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at The House of Smile Lefkada.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nidri travel route planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Nidri in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in September, Nidri is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town — 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corfu Town: Paleokastritsa Beach (in Paleokastritsa), Avlaki Beach (in Kassiopi) and Kalami (Kalami Beach & Sakis Water Sports). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, get interesting insight from Apollo Dive Center, identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Spyridon First Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town day trip tool.

Getting from Nidri to Corfu Town by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki — 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thessaloniki: Nikiti (Kalogria Beach & Sofronios Basilica), Lagomandra beach (in Neos Marmaras) and Afitos (Daysailing & Afytos Central Square). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, and appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September in Thessaloniki, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town — 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.
Explore Mykonos Town's surroundings by going to Naxos Town (Old Town, The Temple of Apollo – Portara, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

Find out how to plan Mykonos Town trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mykonos Town, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) 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.
On the 6th (Thu), head off the coast to Parikia Town, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum Parou, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, then steep yourself in history at Lefkes, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Old Port of Naoussa. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Stretch Pilates, explore the fascinating underground world of Marathi Marble Quarries, look for all kinds of wild species at Cycladic Diving, then examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., and finally look for gifts at Atelier Noe Ceramics.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paros tour itinerary site.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Paros in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Milos.
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Milos — 4 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 find plenty of places to visit near Milos: Kimolos (Skiadi & Poliegos). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Oneiro Milos, examine the collection at Milos Mining Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Gerontas Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Firiplaka Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Milos online itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Paros to Milos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October in Milos, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fira visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Milos to Fira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Fira, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.
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Heraklion — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Heraklion: Matala (Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos), Matala Beach, &more) and Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, get curious at Kotsanas Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion sightseeing tool.

Getting from Fira to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Rethymnon.
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Rethymnon — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: Finikas Beach (Palm Beach) (in Plakias), Melidoni (Melidoni Cave & Reptisland) and Kerameion Georgios Dalamvelas (in Margarites). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza, take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rethymnon trip maker app.

Traveling by shuttle from Heraklion to Rethymnon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Kissamos (To Pantopolion, Sirikari Gorge - Polyrrinia Trail, &more), Ancient Olive Tree (in Vouves) and Elafonissi (Elafonisi Viewpoint & Elafonissi Beach). Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Samaria Gorge National Park. There's lots more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Afrata Beach, identify plant and animal life at Royal Octopus DIVE CENTER, and pause for some serene contemplation at Gouverneto Monastery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chania Town trip planning website.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Chania Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Rhodes Town.
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Rhodes Town — 4 nights

A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Explore Rhodes Town's surroundings by going to Jungle of Rhodes (in Archangelos), Valley of the Butterflies (in Petaloudes) and Lindos (Village of Lindos, Lindos Beach, &more). On the 29th (Sat), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Agathi Beach, stroll through Tsambika Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Nectarios Church.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rhodes Town vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Chania Town to Rhodes Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. October in Rhodes Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Kos Town.
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Kos Town — 3 nights

Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kos Town: Kefalos (Agios Stefanos Beach, Exotic Beach, &more) and Kardamena Beach (in Kardamena). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, delve into the distant past at Asklepion Kos, stroll through Lambi Beach, and contemplate the long history of Casa Romana Kos.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kos Town using our trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Rhodes Town to Kos Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Laganas.
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Laganas — 5 nights

The center of nightlife on the island of Zakynthos, the popular tourist resort of Laganas boasts over a hundred bars and clubs.
Explore Laganas' surroundings by going to Ammoudi Beach (in Ammoudi), Xigia Beach (in Koroni) and Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Limnionas, kick back and relax at Vrahos Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Relax Spa & Beauty.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Laganas itinerary planner.

Fly from Kos Town to Laganas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens — 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step out of Athens with an excursion to Seahorse Dive Center in Vari--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, visit Plaka, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

You can fly from Laganas to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Athens sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly 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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Lefkada travel guide

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Beaches · Waterfalls · Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Connected to mainland Greece by a long causeway and floating bridge, Lefkada represents more than just an island paradise of modern seaside resorts and pristine Ionian beaches. Though it measures only 35 km (22 mi) from north to south, the island offers a mosaic of landscapes that include excellent mountain biking spots. Evade the big crowds of the southern coastline's popular beaches and soak up some local culture by visiting the small villages along Lefkada's eastern side, where you can explore traditional taverns known for serving local dishes to the tune of traditional live music.
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Corfu travel guide

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Island of the Phaeacians
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Corfu retains many reminders of the island's Venetian, British, and French heritage.The northernmost of the Ionian Islands, the mild-weathered city made it into mythology as the idyllic place where Poseidon enjoyed marital bliss with the nymph Korkyra. Allegedly named after this mythical beauty, the island offers a blend of well-developed seaside areas and pristine mountain ranges, popular with both package tourists and casual backpackers. The island's top attraction remains the pleasant city of Corfu, an architectural gem made for sightseeing on foot. The island also serves as a convenient jumping-off point for tours of the Albanian and Italian coastlines.
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Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Rhodes travel guide

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Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.
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Kos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
A tiny island big on history and tradition, Kos appears littered with ancient ruins and well-preserved Corinthian columns. Located just 4 km (2 mi) from the coast of Turkey, this minute Aegean island boasts over 100 km (60 mi) of coastline and offers a string of immaculate beaches within easy walking distance of fine shops, bars, and hotels. The past and present seem to converge within the narrow streets of the town of Kos, where cosmopolitan cafes sit right next to ancient traditional taverns. Tourism and farming remain the island's main sources of revenue, its interior dotted by lush groves of almond, fig, and olive trees.
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Zakynthos travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Flower of the East
Located just off the west coast of mainland Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a reputation as both a party destination and a family-friendly getaway. Packed with foreign tourists along its eastern and southeastern coastline, the island also features numerous tranquil pockets in its central region of forested mountains and rolling hills. Avoid the overcrowded east by discovering the island's less-explored northern sections, which contain a series of deep caves that feature sun reflecting on seawater and white stones, creating a striking shade of azure particular to this part of the world. The northern capes of the island also offer the calmest waters, which lap a string of developed beaches with plenty of modern facilities.
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