30 days in Greece Itinerary

30 days in Greece Itinerary

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30 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Bus:  19​h 30​min
1
Lindos
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h
2
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4​h
3
Rethymnon
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1​h 30​min
4
Heraklion
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Oia
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Fira
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Olympia
— 4 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Subway + Train + Fly:  24​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

6
nights
Lindos

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tsambika Beach and Gennadi Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Lindos Beach and Agathi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Lindos: Limni Beach (in Apolakkia), Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art (in Kolimbia) and Kalathos Beach (in Kalathos). Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haraki, kick back and relax at Nikolas Beach, and don't miss a visit to Tomb of Kleoboulos.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lindos online day trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Lindos is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Lindos. In March, Lindos is warmer than Montreal - with highs of 63°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Lindos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rhodes, Kallithea, Haraki, Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art, Lardons Go-karts
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Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach

2
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, stroll the grounds of Zeitenlik, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Petralona Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy the sand and surf at Peraia Beach, then explore the ancient world of Eptapyrgio Castle, and finally scramble along the landscape with Baseline Canyoning.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Thessaloniki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lindos in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 42°F in Thessaloniki. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Petralona Cave, Peraia Beach, Zeitenlik
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Zeitenlik ©
Zeitenlik
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

3
nights
Rethymnon

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) and Rethymnon Old Town. Explore hidden gems such as The Venetian Fortezza and Gortyna. Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: Plakias (Kourtaliotiko Gorge, Ammoudaki Beach, & more), Melidoni Cave (in Melidoni) and St. Anthony Gorge (Gorge of Patsos) (in Patsos). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Marathi Beach and stroll through Kalathas Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Rethymnon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 49°F in Rethymnon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plakias, Kalathas Beach, Melidoni Cave, St. Anthony Gorge (Gorge of Patsos), Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
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Kourtaliotiko Gorge ©
Kourtaliotiko Gorge
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Gortyna ©
Gortyna

5
nights
Heraklion

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.
The Palace of Knossos and Church of Saint Titus will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Lyrarakis Winery. Explore Heraklion's surroundings by going to Agios Nikolaos (Panagias Keras Church, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more), Mononaftis Beach (in Agia Pelagia) and Stalis Beach (in Stalis). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ligaria Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Milatos Cave, and get a sense of history and politics at Loggia.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Heraklion trip builder app .

You can take a shuttle from Rethymnon to Heraklion in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Agios Nikolaos, Agia Pelagia, The Palace of Knossos, Stalis Beach, Milatos Cave
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Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Church of Saint Titus ©
Church of Saint Titus

2
nights
Oia

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Katharos Beach, explore the galleries of Oia Treasures Art Gallery, then explore the historical opulence of Byzantine Castle Ruins, and finally explore the activities along Amoudi Bay. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Eponymo, go for a walk through Oia's Main Street, look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, and finally don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Oia travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Oia takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Oia can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fira.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Oia's Main Street
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Byzantine Castle Ruins ©
Byzantine Castle Ruins
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

2
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 22nd (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Akrotiri LightHouse, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then kick back and relax at Eros Beach, then see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Vlychada Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fira attractions planner.

Fira is just a short distance from Oia. In March, daytime highs in Fira are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Vlychada, Eros Beach, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ancient Agora of Athens and Erechtheion. Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus. Venture out of the city with trips to Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio) and Astir Beach (in Vouliagmeni). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Hellenic Parliament, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in March, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Temple of Poseidon, Glyfada Beach, Astir Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon

4
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Archaeological Site of Olympia and Archaeological Museum of Olympia. We've included these beaches for you: Paralia Agia Marina and Palouki beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Olympia: Agios Andreas Beach (in Ierapetra), Katakolo (Greek Art Gallery & Museum of Ancient Greek Technology) and Kaiafas Lake (in Zacharo). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, and delve into the distant past at Karytaina Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Olympia road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Olympia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Athens in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Olympia, with lows of 45°F. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Katakolo, Amaliada, Agios Andreas Beach, Karytaina Castle, Kaiafas Lake
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia

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