43 days in Greek Isles, Ios & Chora Itinerary

43 days in Greek Isles, Ios & Chora Itinerary

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Tragaki, Zakynthos
— 5 nights
2
Oia, Santorini
— 2 nights
3
Imerovigli, Santorini
— 3 nights
4
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
5
Ios
— 3 nights
6
Pyrgos, Santorini
— 2 nights
7
Rethymnon, Crete
— 3 nights
8
Agios Nikolaos, Crete
— 2 nights
9
Elounda, Crete
— 2 nights
10
Kalymnos
— 1 night
11
Kos Town, Kos
— 3 nights
12
Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
13
Patmos
— 3 nights
14
Kalo Livadi, Mykonos
— 3 nights
15
Chora
— 1 night
16
Sissi, Crete
— 3 nights

5
nights
Tragaki, Zakynthos

Tragaki ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Porto Limnionas and Porto Roxa Beach. Visiting Ammoudi Beach and Korakonissi will get you outdoors. Take a break from Tragaki with a short trip to Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery in Agalas, about 32 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tragaki tour planner.

London, UK to Tragaki is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, Tragaki is a bit warmer than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Oia.

Things to do in Tragaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Lagopodo, Kallithea, Drosia Beach, Ampelostrates Horse Vineyard
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Porto Roxa Beach ©
Porto Roxa Beach
Porto Limnionas ©
Porto Limnionas
Ampelostrates Horse Vineyard ©
Ampelostrates Horse Vineyard

2
nights
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Koloumbos Beach, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenview the masterpieces at Oria Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Oia Treasures Art Gallery, thenstop by Eponymo, thenlearn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, and finally kick back and relax at Katharos Beach.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Oia online sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tragaki to Oia. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tragaki in July: highs in Oia hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Imerovigli.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Koloumbos Beach
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Domaine Sigalas ©
Domaine Sigalas
Oia Treasures Art Gallery ©
Oia Treasures Art Gallery

3
nights
Imerovigli, Santorini

Imerovigli ©
Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anastasis Church and Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Skaros Rock and Vourvoulos Beach. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Sand Lily Boutique.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Imerovigli day trip planner.

Imerovigli is very close to Oia. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fira.

Things to do in Imerovigli

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Vourvoulos Beach
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Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Vourvoulos Beach ©
Vourvoulos Beach
Anastasis Church ©
Anastasis Church

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Lignos Folklore Museum, thenlearn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira trip itinerary builder tool.

Fira is very close to Imerovigli. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ios.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Artemis Karamolegos Winery ©
Artemis Karamolegos Winery
Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord ©
Spas

3
nights
Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
We've included these beaches for you: Mylopotas Beach and Papa Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kolitsani Beach and Panagia Gremiotissa Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Sikinos (The Church of Episkopi, The Virgin Pandohara Elytis, &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Paleokastro.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ios day trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Ios in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ios can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Pyrgos.

Things to do in Ios

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sikinos
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
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Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach
Kolitsani Beach ©
Kolitsani Beach
The Church of Episkopi ©
The Church of Episkopi

2
nights
Pyrgos, Santorini

Pyrgos ©
Pyrgos provides one of the finest examples of Cycladic architecture in Greece, exemplified by the town's labyrinthine streets and whitewashed stone buildings.
Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Santorini, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, thendelve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Emporio.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyrgos trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ios to Pyrgos in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pyrgos are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Pyrgos

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santorini, Castelli of Emporio
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Estate Argyros ©
Estate Argyros

3
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.
Visit The Venetian Fortezza and Guora Gate for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Four Martyrs Church. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panagia Chalevi, view the masterpieces at Artifacts by Omodamos, and browse the exhibits of Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon online travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Pyrgos to Rethymnon in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. In July in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Agios Nikolaos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
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Archaeological Museum of Rethymno ©
Archaeological Museum of Rethymno
Spas
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza

2
nights
Agios Nikolaos, Crete

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.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Votsalo Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Havanias Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Agios Nikolaos online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rethymnon to Agios Nikolaos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Rethymnon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Agios Nikolaos, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Elounda.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Vathy Beach ©
Vathy Beach
Panagias Keras Church ©
Panagias Keras Church
Agios Nikolaos Church ©
Agios Nikolaos Church

2
nights
Elounda, Crete

Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agios Konstandinou kai Elenis, kick back and relax at Skisma Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Elounda trip planner.

Elounda is just a stone's throw from Agios Nikolaos. Traveling from Agios Nikolaos in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Elounda, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kalymnos.

Things to do in Elounda

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ieros Naos Agios Konstandinou kai Elenis ©
Ieros Naos Agios Konstandinou kai Elenis
Spas

1
night
Kalymnos

Kalymnos ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Platis Yialos Beach. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of Kalymnos, don't miss a visit to N S Papachatzis Sponge Factory, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Platis Yialos Beach, thentake an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum of Kalymnos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Savvas Monastery.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalymnos day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Elounda to Kalymnos. Traveling from Elounda in July, you will find days in Kalymnos are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Kos Town.

Things to do in Kalymnos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Maritime Museum of Kalymnos ©
Maritime Museum of Kalymnos
Folklore Museum of Kalymnos ©
Folklore Museum of Kalymnos
N S Papachatzis Sponge Factory ©
N S Papachatzis Sponge Factory

3
nights
Kos Town, Kos

Kos Town ©
Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
You've now added Lambi Beach to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Daily Art Beach Gallery, stroll through Xerokambos (Exotic Beach), thendelve into the distant past at The Basilica of Agios Stefanos, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Plaka Forest.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kos Town itinerary planner.

Traveling by journey from Kalymnos to Kos Town takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. You will leave for Lindos on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Kos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kefalos, Plaka Forest, Daily Art Beach Gallery
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
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Plaka Forest ©
Plaka Forest
Western Archaeological Zone ©
Western Archaeological Zone
Casa Romana Kos ©
Casa Romana Kos

3
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Get in touch with nature at Stegna Beach and Glystra Beach. Get some cultural insight at Ancient Kamiros and Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Epta Piges in Kolimbia (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Panagia, stroll through Lardos Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Vlycha Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lindos trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Kos Town to Lindos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Patmos.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kolimbia, Lardos Beach, Stegna Beach, Ancient Kamiros
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:
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The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach
Ancient Kamiros ©
Ancient Kamiros

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nights
Patmos

Patmos ©
Attracting religious pilgrims and wealthy jet set alike, Patmos is an island of contrasts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grikos Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and Chapel of Profitis Ilias. Popular historic sites such as Chapel of St. Anne and Nunnery of the Annuciation are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chora Patmos, take an in-depth tour of Simantiri Masnion, look for gifts at Nektar, and contemplate the long history of Cave of Apocalypse.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Patmos road trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lindos to Patmos. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kalo Livadi.

Things to do in Patmos

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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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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Kalo Livadi, Mykonos

Kalo Livadi ©
On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalo Livadi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Anna Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalo Livadi route site.

Getting from Patmos to Kalo Livadi by journey takes about 16 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Patmos in August: highs in Kalo Livadi hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. You'll set off for Chora on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Kalo Livadi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Elia Beach, Super Paradise Beach, Agia Anna Beach
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:
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Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach
Super Paradise Beach ©
Super Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

1
night
Chora

Chora
To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chora trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kalo Livadi to Chora. While traveling from Kalo Livadi, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Chora, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sissi.

Things to do in Chora

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sissi, Crete

Sissi ©
Quiet and calm, the village of Sissi provides a perfect antidote to the boisterous resorts located elsewhere on Crete's northwestern coastline.
On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Avlaki beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boufos Beach.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sissi visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Chora to Sissi with the Route module. Traveling from Chora in August, you will find days in Sissi are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sissi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Milatos, Amazonas Park, House of Vrahassi Folk Exhibition, Agios Georgios Monastery
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
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Milatos Cave ©
Milatos Cave
Agios Georgios Monastery ©
Agios Georgios Monastery
Amazonas Park ©
Amazonas Park

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