60 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

60 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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60 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  25​h
1
Kos Town, Kos
— 6 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Rethymnon, Crete
— 9 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
5
Fira, Santorini
— 9 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Naxos
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 9 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Agios Stefanos Beach and Nisyros. Get out of town with these interesting Kos Town side-trips: Kardamena Beach (in Kardamena) and Kefalos (Paradise Beach, Agios Theologos Beach, & more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Asklepion, stop by Olive Wood, take in the natural beauty of Embros Therme, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tigaki Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kos Town trip builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Kos Town is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kos Town is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Kos Town reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Kos Town

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kefalos, Kos, Lido Waterpark, Hatziemmanouil, Kardamena Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Asklepion ©
Asklepion
Therma Beach ©
Therma Beach

7
nights
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pefkos Beach and Prasonisi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rhodes Town: Campochiaro (in Eleousa), Lindos (Village of Lindos, The Church of the Panagia, & more) and Monastery Tsambika (in Kolimbia). On the 7th (Sat), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. There's much more to do: get into the urban bustle at Kalithea Springs, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and stop by Marias House.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rhodes Town driving holiday planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Kos Town to Rhodes Town in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Lindos, Rhodes, Campochiaro, Prasonisi Beach, Faliraki Beach
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Pefkos Beach ©
Pefkos Beach
Kalithea Springs ©
Kalithea Springs

7
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Stalis Beach and Star Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Dia Xeiros (in Sissi), Lychnostatis Open Air Museum (in Hersonissos) and Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos). Spend a day of island exploring on the 14th (Sat) at Chrissi Island. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, cool off at Acqua Plus Water Park, step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga, and admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain).

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Heraklion driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Rhodes Town to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Heraklion are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Stalis Beach, Matala beach, Dia Xeiros, Lake Voulismeni
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach

9
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete and St. Nicholas Church. Explore Rethymnon's surroundings by going to Kournas (Lake Kournas & Mandali), Frangokastello Beach (in Frangokastello) and Ilingas (in Sfakia). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with Captain Nick's Glass Bottom Boat Aphrodite, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agia Marina Beach, kick back and relax at Preveli Beach, and go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon travel route planner .

You can drive from Heraklion to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Chania Town, Akrotiri, Kournas, Limnoupolis Water Park, Manousakis Winery
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Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas
Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete ©
Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete

9
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Museum of Prehistoric Thera. Get out of town with these interesting Fira side-trips: Perivolos (in Perivolos) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fira online itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Rethymnon to Fira in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Santorini, Akrotiri, Megalochori, Kamari
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Alex Private Boat Rental ©
Alex Private Boat Rental
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

10
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town and Agios Prokopios Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naxos: Mykonos Town (Paraportiani Church, The Windmills (Kato Milli), & more), Elia Beach (in Elia) and Paradise Beach (Super Paradise Beach & Paradise Beach). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Portara, enjoy the sand and surf at Aeolis Aghios Georgios Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ornos Beach, and wander the streets of Kastro.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Naxos day trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Naxos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Naxos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Naxos

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Ornos Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Agios Prokopios Beach ©
Agios Prokopios Beach

9
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 Speed Boats Tours and Aqualand. Get out of town with these interesting Corfu Town side-trips: Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press (in Vraganiotika), Barbati Beach (in Barbati) and Beautiful (in Kassiopi). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paleokastritsa Monastery, explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Georgios Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Grotta Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Corfu Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Naxos to Corfu Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Naxos, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Corfu Town, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Corfu, Paleokastritsa, Pontikonisi, Beautiful, Aqualand
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Mount Pantokrator ©
Mount Pantokrator
Speed Boats Tours
Paralia Agios Georgios ©
Paralia Agios Georgios

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