41 days in Greek Isles, Ios & Paros Itinerary

41 days in Greek Isles, Ios & Paros Itinerary

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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
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Kardamena
— 2 nights
3
Ios
— 2 nights
4
Agios Nikolaos
— 2 nights
5
Chania Town
— 2 nights
6
Skiathos
— 1 night
7
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
8
Naxos Town
— 3 nights
9
Paros
— 4 nights
10
Patmos
— 3 nights
11
Kolimbia
— 4 nights
12
Rhodes Town
— 3 nights
13
Vlychada
— 2 nights
14
Oia
— 3 nights
15
Zakynthos Town
— 2 nights
16
Vasilikos
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 5th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Spianada Square. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint James and Saint Christopher, step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, pause for some photo ops at Admiral Ushakov Memorial, thenpause for some photo ops at Holocaust Memorial of Corfu, thencontemplate the long history of Spilia's Gate, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary Of St. Anthony And St. Andrew.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Corfu Town online holiday planner.

London, UK to Corfu Town is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in July, expect Corfu Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kardamena.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Casa Parlante ©
Casa Parlante
New Fortress ©
New Fortress
Archaeological Museum of Corfu ©
Archaeological Museum of Corfu

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Kardamena

Kardámaina or Kardámena, is a small Greek town 7 km from Kos Island International Airport at Antimacheia, situated mid-way along the south coast of the island of Kos. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): kick back and relax at Kardamena Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, thendo a tasting at Hatziemmanouil, and finally explore the striking landscape of Alikes Salt Lakes Tigaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Agios Stefanos Beach, thenmake a trip to The Basilica of Agios Stefanos, and then kick back and relax at Xerokambos (Exotic Beach).

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kardamena holiday maker app.

Getting from Corfu Town to Kardamena by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ios.

Things to do in Kardamena

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kefalos, Alikes Salt Lakes Tigaki, Hatziemmanouil, Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Hatziemmanouil ©
Hatziemmanouil
The Basilica of Agios Stefanos ©
The Basilica of Agios Stefanos

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Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Chora Museum, Ios, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Kolitsani Beach, and then kick back and relax at Mylopotas Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Gremiotissa Church, thenexplore the historical opulence of Paleokastro, and then explore and take pictures at Papa Beach.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Ios online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kardamena to Ios in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Agios Nikolaos.

Things to do in Ios

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach
Kolitsani Beach ©
Kolitsani Beach
Panagia Gremiotissa Church ©
Panagia Gremiotissa Church

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Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos ©
A tour of Agios Nikolaos leads visitors through charming neighborhoods with white washed houses, squares with taverns, steep pedestrian streets, and sea as a backdrop, ideal for exploration on foot.
On the 12th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Votsalo Beach, make a trip to Panagias Keras Church, thenexplore the ancient world of Lato, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ammoudi Beach. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Agios Panteleimonas, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Agios Andreas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Analipsi, thenkick back and relax at Ammos Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Gournia Minoiki Poli.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Agios Nikolaos itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ios to Agios Nikolaos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Agios Nikolaos can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lato
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Lake Voulismeni ©
Lake Voulismeni
Panagias Keras Church ©
Panagias Keras Church
Ekklisia Agios Panteleimonas ©
Ekklisia Agios Panteleimonas

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Chania Town

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Rocco, examine the collection at MINOAN'S WORLD, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Agia Aikaterini Church, and finally examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, stroll the grounds of Venizelos Graves, thensee the interesting displays at Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chania Town trip planner.

Getting from Agios Nikolaos to Chania Town by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Chania Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Skiathos.

Things to do in Chania Town

Museums Spas Historic Sites
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Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
 MINOAN'S WORLD ©
MINOAN'S WORLD

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Skiathos

Skiathos ©
Boasting some of Greece's finest beaches, Skiathos swells with vacationers from colder European countries at the height of the tourist season.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Megali Ammos Beach, thenkick back and relax at Tsougrias Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Bourtzi Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at The Blue House Art Gallery.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Skiathos online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Chania Town to Skiathos in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. While traveling from Chania Town, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Skiathos, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Skiathos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Tsougrias Beach ©
Tsougrias Beach
Bourtzi Beach ©
Bourtzi Beach
Megali Ammos Beach ©
Megali Ammos Beach

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Mykonos Town

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Ornos Beach, thenkick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from Skiathos to Mykonos Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ornos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company
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Ornos Beach ©
Ornos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

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Naxos Town

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
On the 18th (Mon), stop by Naxia Sweet Home. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to BAZEOS TOWER, delve into the distant past at Temple of Demeter, thenexamine the collection at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fish & Olive.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Naxos Town trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Naxos Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Naxos Town, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chalkio, Eggares Olive Press Museum, Church of Agia Irini, Temple of Demeter
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Eggares Olive Press Museum ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum
Temple of Demeter ©
Temple of Demeter
Agia Kiriaki Church ©
Agia Kiriaki Church

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Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
We've included these beaches for you: Faragas Beach and Aliki Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Parikia Town and Krios Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Chrisis Aktis Beach, examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, and look for all kinds of wild species at Butterflies Valley.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paros tour planning website.

Ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Paros in an hour. In July in Paros, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Patmos.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Aliki Beach
Aliki Beach

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Patmos

Patmos ©
Attracting religious pilgrims and wealthy jet set alike, Patmos is an island of contrasts.
On the next day, contemplate the long history of Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, thenmake a trip to Chora Patmos, thensteep yourself in history at Cave of Apocalypse, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of Profitis Ilias.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Patmos travel route builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paros to Patmos. While traveling from Paros, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Patmos, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for Kolimbia.

Things to do in Patmos

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Monastery of Saint John the Theologian ©
Monastery of Saint John the Theologian
Chora Patmos ©
Chora Patmos
Chapel of Profitis Ilias ©
Chapel of Profitis Ilias

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Kolimbia

Kolimbia ©
Best known for its award-winning beach, over the last few decades Kolimbia has managed to turn itself into a modern resort without losing its small-town look and feel.
Ancient Kamiros and Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Agathi Beach and Afandou Beach. Take a break from Kolimbia with a short trip to Vlycha Beach in Vlycha, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ladiko Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Epta Piges, explore the engaging exhibits at Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum, and examine the collection at Tsambika Byzantine Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kolimbia trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Patmos to Kolimbia. When traveling from Patmos in July, plan for little chillier days in Kolimbia, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Kolimbia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lindos, Rhodes, Afandou Beach, Agathi Beach, Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli
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Ladiko Beach ©
Ladiko Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Ancient Kamiros ©
Ancient Kamiros

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Rhodes Town

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes and Church of Our Lady of Victory ''Santa Maria''. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kahal Shalom Synagogue and Bee Museum. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Tassos beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Evaggelismoy ths Theotokoy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandomata Nudist Beach, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort of St. Nicholas.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town trip planner.

Rhodes Town is very close to Kolimbia. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vlychada.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Faliraki, Church of the Virgin of the Burgh, Bee Museum
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Kahal Shalom Synagogue
Kahal Shalom Synagogue
Bee Museum ©
Bee Museum

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Vlychada

Vlychada ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vlychada Beach. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Kambia Beach, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castelli of Emporio, and then see the interesting displays at Monastery of Profitis Ilias.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vlychada tour itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rhodes Town to Vlychada. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Oia.

Things to do in Vlychada

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Castelli of Emporio, Kambia Beach, Monastery of Profitis Ilias
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Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach
Monastery of Profitis Ilias ©
Monastery of Profitis Ilias
Castelli of Emporio ©
Castelli of Emporio

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Oia

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 7th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, admire the masterpieces at Lignos Folklore Museum, and then do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Oia day trip planning tool.

Getting from Vlychada to Oia by car takes about an hour. August in Oia sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zakynthos Town.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Lignos Folklore Museum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
Domaine Sigalas ©
Domaine Sigalas

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Zakynthos Town

Zakynthos Town ©
The commercial center of the eponymous island, Zakynthos Town bustles with the energy as excited tourists and residents go about their daily business.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamaki Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Dionisios Church. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Grampsas Winery, stop by Dionysios Solomos Square, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Zakynthos Metropolis Church, and finally get great views at Bochali View Point.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zakynthos Town trip planner.

You can fly from Oia to Zakynthos Town in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Zakynthos Town when traveling from Oia in August, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Zakynthos Town

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grampsas Winery, Kalamaki Beach, Dionysios Solomos Square, Bochali View Point
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Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Zakynthos Metropolis Church ©
Zakynthos Metropolis Church
Grampsas Winery ©
Grampsas Winery

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Vasilikos

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Zorro Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Zoro Beach. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Vasilikos Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nicholas Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaka Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vasilikos trip planner.

Vasilikos is just a stone's throw from Zakynthos Town. In August, daytime highs in Vasilikos are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Nicholas Church, Porto Zoro Beach
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