31 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

31 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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31 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  20​h
1
Fira, Santorini
— 9 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Rethymnon, Crete
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Chania Town, Crete
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Naxos
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Mexico City

9
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Domaine Sigalas. Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Venetsanos Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fira: Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa), Perivolos (in Perivolos) and Speed Boats Tours (in Oia). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira online trip itinerary builder .

Mexico City, Mexico to Fira is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Fira is 8 hours. In August, Fira is somewhat warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Imerovigli, Perissa, Oia
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Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

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.
The Holy Monastery of Preveli and St. Nicholas Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Faistos and Four Martyrs Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Karavostasi Beach (in Bali), Monastery of Christ and St. Gedeon (in Margarites) and Lake Kournas (in Kournas). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Souda Beach, examine the collection at Wooden Museum, and kick back and relax at Frangokastello Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rethymnon trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Rethymnon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Heraklion, Reptisland, Wooden Museum, Frangokastello Beach, Souda Beach
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Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Souda Beach ©
Souda Beach

5
nights
Chania Town, Crete

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Firkas Fortress and Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera. Relax by the water at Agii Apostoli Beach and Seitan Limania Beach. Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri), Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos) and Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chania Venetian Lighthouse, stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete, and do a tasting at Manousakis Winery.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chania Town online tour planner .

You can drive from Rethymnon to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Chania Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Souda, Akrotiri, German War Cemetery, Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete, Balos Lagoon
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery

5
nights
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Plakia Beach and The Church of the Panagia. Get a sense of the local culture at Street of the Knights and Ancient Kamiros. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rhodes Town: Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli (in Eleousa), Archanggelos Michail Thari Monastery (in Laerma) and Lindos (Lindos Beach & Acropolis of Lindos). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Stegna Beach, contemplate the long history of Mandraki Harbour, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Filerimos.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town journey maker website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Chania Town to Rhodes Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August in Rhodes Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lindos, Faliraki, Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli, Kallithea Springs, Ancient Kamiros
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Plakia Beach ©
Plakia Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach

5
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Get in touch with nature at Kalo Livadi Beach and Plaka Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eggares Olive Press Museum and Little Venice. Change things up with these side-trips from Naxos: Mykonos Town (Matoyianni Street & Rarity Gallery). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Kastro, contemplate the long history of Old Town, explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, and stop by Ta Axotica Gift Shop.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Naxos trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Rhodes Town to Naxos takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Naxos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Kalo Livadi Beach
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Eggares Olive Press Museum ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach

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