28 days in Greece Itinerary

28 days in Greece Itinerary

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28 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 6 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
shuttle:  1​h 15​min
6
Rethymnon, Crete
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
7
Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Jeddah

6
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and wander the streets of Plaka.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary maker tool .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Athens. Traveling from Jeddah in June, things will get little chillier in Athens: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Panormos Beach and Platis Gialos Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Fokos Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paraga Beach, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip site .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Athens in June, plan for little chillier days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Ornos Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia 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.
On the 1st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, then enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mykonos Town to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Mykonos Town in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Thessaloniki, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

3
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Lindos Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Faliraki Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lindos road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Thessaloniki to Lindos in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in July, Lindos is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Lindos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Faliraki Beach, Agathi Beach, Tsambika Beach
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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

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.
Kids will enjoy The Palace of Knossos and The Natural History Museum of Crete. Step out of Heraklion with an excursion to Fortress Spinalonga in Elounda--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, make a splash at Acqua Plus Water Park, and steep yourself in history at Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Heraklion takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Fortress Spinalonga, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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.
Family-friendly places like Limnoupolis Water Park and Reptisland will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis), Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Ancient Aptera (in Souda). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Monastery of Arkadi, and steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rethymnon online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Heraklion to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, Aqua Creta Limnoupolis, St. Nicholas Church, Lake Kournas, Reptisland
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

5
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Attractions like KAMARA BEACH and Red Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fira: Perivolos (in Perivolos) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, choose your vessel at Alex Private Boat Rental, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and look for gifts at Sand Lily Boutique.

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Ride a ferry from Rethymnon to Fira in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Fira are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Sand Lily Boutique, Amoudi Bay, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Kamari Beach
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Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©

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