28 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
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Milos
— 3 nights
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Sami, Kefalonia
— 2 nights
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Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos
— 3 nights
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Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 3 nights
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Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
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Chania Town, Crete
— 3 nights
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Paros
— 1 night
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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
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Fira, Santorini — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Catholic Church of St. Stylianos and Ancient Thera. Visiting Santorini Volcano and Perivolos will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and Head underground at Zoodochos Pigi Cave.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Fira planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Fira is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Auckland to Fira due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in June, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Fira: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Oneiro Milos and Paliochori Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kleftiko Beach and Paralia Achivadolimni. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Firiplaka Beach, stroll through Agia Kiriaki Beach, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological museum of Milos, and take in the exciting artwork at The Art House - Photography Milos.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Milos route maker app.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Milos in 3 hours. Another option is to fly. July in Milos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Sami.
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Sami, Kefalonia — 2 nights

Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Antisamos Beach. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Skala Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kaminia Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Makris Gialos Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sami trip planner.

Fly from Milos to Sami in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Sami sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Tsilivi (Planos).
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Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos — 3 nights

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Take a break from the city and head to Porto Limnionas and Blue Caves. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gerakas Beach and Agios Dionisios Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Banana Beach (in Vasilikos) and Xigia Beach (in Koroni). There's more to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tsilivi (Planos) trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sami to Tsilivi (Planos) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tsilivi (Planos) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rhodes Town.
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Rhodes Town, Rhodes — 3 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.
Head to Kallithea Springs and To Magazaki Handmadefor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mandraki Harbour and Monastery Tsambika. Explore Rhodes Town's surroundings by going to Agathi Beach (in Haraki), Lindos (Lindos Beach & Agios Pavlos Beach) and Pefkos Beach (in Pefkos). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ancient Kamiros, steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town visit planner.

You can fly from Tsilivi (Planos) to Rhodes Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Tsilivi (Planos) in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Rhodes Town, with highs around 35°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly to Rethymnon.
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Rethymnon, Crete — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Kournas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, then make a trip to Monastery of Arkadi, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon journey builder tool.

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Rethymnon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.
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Chania Town, Crete — 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Lighthouse of Chania and Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Agia Marina Beach and Falassarna Beach. Go for a jaunt from Chania Town to Sfakia to see Samaria Gorge National Park about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Agii Apostoli Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and stroll the grounds of German Military Cemetery.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chania Town online visit planner.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Paros.
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Paros — 1 night

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 21st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Butterflies Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Beach, then steep yourself in history at Lefkes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, and finally head off the coast to Parikia Town.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paros route website.

Traveling by flight from Chania Town to Paros takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Paros can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town, Naxos — 2 nights

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 22nd (Tue): take a stroll through Kastro, delve into the distant past at The Temple of Apollo – Portara, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mikri Vigla Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with Blue Fin Divers Naxos Greece.

Before you visit Naxos Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by ferry from Paros to Naxos Town takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Naxos Town can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): kick back and relax at Agios Stefanos Beach, don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then appreciate the history behind Manto Mavrogenous Square, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Sostis Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, then stroll through Kalo Livadi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, and finally stop by 100% Mykonos.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time 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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