30 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kassiopi, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Fly to Argostolion
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Argostolion, Greece
— 2 nights
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Tsilivi (Planos), Greece
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Plaka, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, see the interesting displays at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, and explore the ancient world of Erechtheion.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Little Venice and Aegean Maritime Museum. Relax by the water at Panormos Beach and Agios Sostis Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Paraga Beach, and take a tour by water with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in July: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Akrotiri and Wine Tours & Tastings. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Red Beach and Kamari Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and do a tasting at Santo Winery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira trip builder site.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Greece — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kazantzakis Museum, learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion online trip builder.

Getting from Fira to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 4 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Let the collections at Galata Tower and Great Palace Mosaics Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, examine the collection at Pera Museum, and slough off your stress at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Heraklion in July, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Greece — 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Corfu Museum of Asian Art and Old Fortress Corfu. Let the collections at Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press and Achilleion Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: Paradise Beach (in Liapades), Madalena Boat Trips (in Gouvia) and Issos Beach (in Agios Georgios). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of New Fortress of Corfu, pause for some photo ops at Schulenburg Statue, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corfu, and kick back and relax at La Grotta Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Corfu Town takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Corfu Town. Traveling from Istanbul in July, you will find days in Corfu Town are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kassiopi.
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Kassiopi, Greece — 2 nights

Kassiopi is a village, and a resort on the affluent north east coast of Corfu. On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Stefanos Beach and then kick back and relax at Canal D'Amour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Spyridon Second Beach, then kick back and relax at St. Spyridon First Beach, and then stroll through Kanoni Beach.

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You can drive from Corfu Town to Kassiopi in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kassiopi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Argostolion.
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Argostolion, Greece — 2 nights

A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
On the 25th (Tue), do a tasting at Gentilini Winery & Vineyards, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Agios Andreas, and then awaken your taste buds at Kefalonia Wine Tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Makris Gialos Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kaminia Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skala Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Argostolion trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Kassiopi to Argostolion with the Route module. July in Argostolion sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Tsilivi (Planos).
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Tsilivi (Planos), Greece — 4 nights

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Goumas Estate - Art & Wine Winery and Aristeon Ecological Olive Press. Visit Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Banana Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Tsilivi (Planos) side-trips: Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery (in Agalas) and Makris Gialos Beach (in Makris Gialos). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Holistic Heaven, kick back and relax at Crystal Beach Kalamaki, stroll through Ammoudi Beach, and get great views at Bochali View Point.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tsilivi (Planos) online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Argostolion to Tsilivi (Planos) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In July in Tsilivi (Planos), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough 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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Turkey travel guide

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Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
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