30 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

30 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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30 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

Start: Paphos
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 6 nights
shuttle:  1​h
2
Rethymnon, Crete
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 7 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
5
Lindos, Rhodes
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Paphos

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matala beach (in Matala), Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos), Spinalonga (Kalydon) (in Elounda), Lychnostatis Open Air Museum (in Hersonissos), Stalis Beach (in Stalis) and Milatos Cave (in Milatos). Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Lassithi Plateau. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 1st (Tue) at Watercity Waterpark Themed Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, admire the masterpieces at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Cyprus, the closest major airports are Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport and Chania International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Lassithi Plateau, Lake Voulismeni, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: Balos Beach and Lagoon (in Kissamos), Chania Town (Limnoupolis Water Park, Old Venetian Harbor, & more), Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi), Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Souda Bay War Cemetery (in Souda). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, head outdoors with Piges Argiroupolis, steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, and make a trip to Loggia Veneziana.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rethymnon sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Heraklion to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Souda, Elafonissi Beach, Lake Kournas, Old Venetian Harbor, Aqua Creta Limnoupolis
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Elafonissi  Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor

7
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Take a break from Fira with a short trip to Santorini Yachting in Vlychada, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and stroll through Red Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fira travel planner.

Ride a ferry from Rethymnon to Fira in 3 hours. In November in Fira, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Santorini, Kamari, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia

6
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.
Mykonos Town is known for historic sites, sightseeing, nightlife, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of local nightlife at Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), enjoy the sand and surf at Super Paradise Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Archaeological Site of Delos, Elia Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Paraportiani Church ©
Paraportiani Church

4
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Explore Lindos' surroundings by going to Palace of Grand Master of Knights (in Rhodes Town) and Faliraki Beach (in Faliraki). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos, enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach, get your game on at Lardons Go-karts, and stroll through Lindos beach.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lindos vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mykonos Town to Lindos in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, car ferry, and ferry. When traveling from Mykonos Town in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Lindos, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, Tsambika Beach, Ancient Kamiros, Faliraki Beach, Lardons Go-karts
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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos

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