32 days in Greece Itinerary

32 days in Greece Itinerary

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32 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly + Bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Lindos, Rhodes
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Kardamili
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nafplio
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Athens
— 5 nights
Subway + Fly:  3​h
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h
6
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h
7
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Skiathos
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Bristol

2
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Get a sense of the local culture at Village of Lindos and Acropolis of Lindos. Relax by the water at Lindos Beach and Agathi Beach. Take a break from Lindos with a short trip to Faliraki Beach in Faliraki, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Dormition of Theotokos Church.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lindos trip builder site .

Bristol, UK to Lindos is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bristol to Lindos due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Lindos are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kardamili.

Things to do in Lindos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Agathi Beach, Dormition of Theotokos Church, Faliraki Beach
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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos

3
nights
Kardamili

Kardamili ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Archaeological site of Mystra and Acropolis and Ancient Theater. Visit Voidokilia Beach and Marmari Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kardamili: Old Castle Navarino (in Gialova) and Skoutari Beach (in Skoutari).

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kardamili trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lindos to Kardamili. Traveling from Lindos in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Kardamili, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Kardamili

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Archaeological site of Mystra, Old Castle Navarino, Marmari Beach, Voidokilia Beach, Skoutari Beach
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Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Skoutari Beach ©
Skoutari Beach
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra

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.
Get some cultural insight at Fortress Palamidi and Tiryns. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Astros Beach and Paralia Fokianos. Explore Nafplio's surroundings by going to Tigani beach (in Tyros), Lepitsa Beach (in Ermioni) and The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Nauplion Promenade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Kyriaki Church, and stop by Olive Tree Boutique.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kardamili to Nafplio in 2.5 hours. In January, Nafplio is little chillier than Kardamili - with highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tolon, Tigani beach, Paralia Fokianos, Lepitsa Beach, Astros Beach
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Tigani beach ©
Tigani beach
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Athens road trip planning site .

Drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nafplio in January, with highs in Athens at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Palace of Knossos and Fortress Spinalonga. Step out of Heraklion with an excursion to Matala beach in Matala--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion visit planner.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Matala beach, Fortress Spinalonga
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Akrotiri and Venetsanos Winery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Red Beach and Perissa Black Sand Beach. When in Akrotiri, make a side trip to see Ancient Thera in Kamari, approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse, take an in-depth tour of SYMPOSION by La Ponta, and explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Santorini.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Akrotiri fast, fun, and easy.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kamari, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Venetsanos Winery, Perivolos
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Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

5
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Panormos Beach and Paradise Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Aegean Maritime Museum and Paraportiani Church. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Sostis Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town road trip planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. While traveling from Akrotiri, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Skiathos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Agios Stefanos Beach, Ornos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach

3
nights
Skiathos

Skiathos ©
Boasting some of Greece's finest beaches, Skiathos swells with vacationers from colder European countries at the height of the tourist season.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Lalaria Beach and then stroll through Koukounaries Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to monastero di Panagia Evangelistria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church and Clock Tower, and then stroll through Kastani Beach.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Skiathos itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Skiathos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. February in Skiathos sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Skiathos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kastani Beach
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Lalaria Beach ©
Lalaria Beach
Koukounaries Beach ©
Koukounaries Beach
Kastani Beach ©
Kastani Beach

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