31 days in Greece Itinerary

31 days in Greece Itinerary

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31 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Naxos Town, Naxos
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Chania Town, Crete
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
8
Lindos, Rhodes
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Archaeological Site of Delos and Kalo Livadi Beach. You'll explore and learn at Aegean Maritime Museum and Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and stroll through Panormos Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Mykonos Town. While traveling from Sydney, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Archaeological Site of Delos, Panormos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Kapari Beach, Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach

2
nights
Naxos Town, Naxos

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, then contemplate the long history of Old Town, and finally explore the ancient world of Portara. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Plaka Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mikri Vigla Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Fish & Olive.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Naxos Town road trip planning site .

You can drive from Mykonos Town to Naxos Town in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plaka Beach, Mikri Vigla Beach, Fish & Olive, Eggares Olive Press Museum, Agios Prokopios Beach
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Eggares Olive Press Museum ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach

4
nights
Vasilikos, Zakynthos

Vasilikos ©
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Appreciate the collections at Aristeon Ecological Olive Press and Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Blue Caves and Saint Nicholas Church. Explore Vasilikos' surroundings by going to Speed Boats Tours (in Tsilivi), Grampsas Winery (in Lagopodo) and Xigia Beach (in Koroni). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Porto Limnionas, brush up on your military savvy at History War Museum, learn more about the world around you at Helmi's Natural History Museum, and stroll through Kalamaki Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vasilikos online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Naxos Town to Vasilikos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Vasilikos are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Zakynthos, History War Museum, Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, Kalamaki Beach, Saint Nicholas Church
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Porto Limnionas ©
Porto Limnionas
Aristeon Ecological Olive Press ©
Aristeon Ecological Olive Press
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Monastery of Paleokastritsa and Barbati Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Fortress Corfu and Corfu Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corfu Town: Porto Timoni Beach (in Afionas), Paralia Agios Georgios (in Agios Georgios) and La Grotta Beach (in Paleokastritsa). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, explore the galleries of Tsami Ceramics, and step into the grandiose world of New Fortress.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town day trip website .

Fly from Vasilikos to Corfu Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tsami Ceramics, Barbati Beach, Monastery of Paleokastritsa, Porto Timoni Beach, Paralia Agios Georgios
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Porto Timoni Beach ©
Porto Timoni Beach
Paralia Agios Georgios ©
Paralia Agios Georgios

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Let the collections at Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Akrotiri LightHouse and Santo Winery. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Fira takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Fira are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Santo Winery, Amoudi Bay, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Akrotiri LightHouse
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Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, then explore the activities along Lake Kournas, and finally take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Monastery of Preveli and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi.

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

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Rethymnon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

St. Nicholas Church, Lake Kournas
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St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

4
nights
Chania Town, Crete

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Greek National Football Museum and Maritime Museum of Crete will appeal to museum buffs. Chania Venetian Lighthouse and Kastro Gramvoussas will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Kedrodasos Beach (in Kissamos) and Akrotiri (Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) & Seitan Limania Beach). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Agii Apostoli Beach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chania Town trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Rethymnon to Chania Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Chania Town are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kedrodasos Beach, German War Cemetery, Manousakis Winery, Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera
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Kedrodasos Beach ©
Kedrodasos Beach
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery

6
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Explore hidden gems such as Castle of Monolithos and Ancient Kamiros. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Village of Lindos and The Church of the Panagia. Explore Lindos' surroundings by going to Art Park Rhodes (in Archipoli) and Epta Piges (in Kolympia). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindos Beach, head outdoors with Pefkos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Agathi Beach, and explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lindos online day trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Chania Town to Lindos in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. October in Lindos sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rhodes, Ancient Kamiros, Epta Piges, Pefkos Beach, Stegna Beach
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 30:
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach

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