30 days in Greece Itinerary

30 days in Greece Itinerary

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30 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Exeter
+3
train + shuttle + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Faliraki, Rhodes
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Athens
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Nafplio
— 5 nights
taxi + ferry:  4​h 45​min
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 7 nights
ferry:  1​h
5
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
6
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  8​h 30​min
End: Exeter

4
nights
Faliraki, Rhodes

Faliraki ©
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
Attractions like Agathi Beach and Anthony Quinn Bay make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Faliraki Beach and Lindos Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Faliraki: Lindos (Village of Lindos & Acropolis of Lindos). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palace of Grand Master of Knights, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), and look for gifts at Natura Rodos.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Faliraki trip itinerary maker.

Exeter, UK to Faliraki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Exeter in September, expect nights in Faliraki to be much warmer, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Faliraki

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lindos, Rhodes Town, Natura Rodos, Agathi Beach
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

8
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Shop till you drop at Monastiraki and Melissinos-Art. You'll explore and learn at National Archaeological Museum and Byzantine & Christian Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Attica Zoological Park (in Spata) and Vouliagmeni (Astir Beach & Vouliagmeni Beach). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, and take a stroll through Plaka District.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Getting from Faliraki to Athens by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Faliraki in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Athens, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vouliagmeni, Attica Zoological Park, Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

5
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Head to Metallagi Jewelry and Genesis Ceramic Workshopfor some retail therapy. Epidaurus Theater and Ancient Nemea will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Corinth (Archea Korinthos, Acrocorinth, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Palamidi Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, and delve into the distant past at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nafplio trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mycenae, Corinth, Epidaurus Theater, Archaelogical site of Nemea, Tolo Beach
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Epidaurus Theater ©
Epidaurus Theater
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

7
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.
Family-friendly places like Panormos Beach and Paradise Beach will thrill your kids. Shop till you drop at T-bar Mykonos and 100% Mykonos. Change things up with these side-trips from Mykonos Town: Naxos Town (Old Town & Portara) and Agios Prokopios Beach (in Agios Prokopios).

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town travel planner.

Getting from Nafplio to Mykonos Town by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. September in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Naxos, Paradise Beach, Ornos Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Minima Gallery
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Shop till you drop at The Good Heart and Faros Market. Akrotiri and Venetsanos Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Red Beach, enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, stroll through White Beach, and examine the collection at Cultural Village.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Akrotiri vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pyrgos, Perivolos, Megalochori, Vlychada
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then meet the residents at Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, then delve into the distant past at Malia Minoan Palace, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Stalis Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and finally contemplate the long history of Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion custom trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. September in Heraklion sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Stalis Beach, Malia Minoan Palace
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