36 days in Greece Itinerary

36 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 18 nights
+2
Subway + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
2
Naxos
— 3 nights
Taxi:  4 h 30 min
3
Milos
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
4
Skiathos
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
5
Paros
— 3 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
6
Oia
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
7
Fira
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Athens

18
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Shop till you drop at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre and Melissinos Art -The Poet Sandal Maker. Get in touch with nature at Mount Lycabettus and Schinias Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Lagonisi), Glyfada (Rosina Perfumery Glyfada & ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece) and Dasoktima Tatoiou (in Acharnes). Rev up your beach day on the 17th (Wed) with Ikarian Cruises. see Sea Stars. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, and don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Athens online travel route planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. October in Athens sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Glyfada, Marathon, Vouliagmeni, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ikarian Cruises
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Archeological Museum and then explore the ancient world of Portara. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, look for gifts at Naxia Gi, view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive, thensee the interesting displays at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zas Mountain.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Naxos trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi from Athens to Naxos in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Milos.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Museums Nature
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Portara ©
Portara
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive
Eggares Olive Press Museum ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum

3
nights
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kleftiko Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sikia Beach.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Milos route planning tool.

Traveling by taxi from Naxos to Milos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. October in Milos sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Skiathos.

Things to do in Milos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Paliochori Beach ©
Paliochori Beach

3
nights
Skiathos

Skiathos ©
Boasting some of Greece's finest beaches, Skiathos swells with vacationers from colder European countries at the height of the tourist season.
On the 2nd (Fri), kick back and relax at Lalaria Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Koukounaries Beach. On the next day, stroll through Hidden Beach and then kick back and relax at Maratha Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Skiathos trip planner.

You can fly from Milos to Skiathos in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daytime highs in Skiathos are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paros.

Things to do in Skiathos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lalaria Beach ©
Lalaria Beach
Koukounaries Beach ©
Koukounaries Beach
Maratha Beach ©
Maratha Beach

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Palm Beach Paros, thenstep off the mainland to explore Parikia Town, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Piso Aliki Beach. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou, kick back and relax at Lageri beach, and then kick back and relax at Krios Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Paros online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Skiathos to Paros takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. November in Paros sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 57°F at night. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani
Lageri beach
Lageri beach

3
nights
Oia

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the galleries of Mnemossyne Gallery and then look for gifts at Atlantis Books E.E.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, choose your vessel at Alex Private Boat Rental, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oia online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Paros to Oia takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Oia can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fira.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites Outdoors Transportation

Side Trips

Fira, Alex Private Boat Rental, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Akrotiri
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop and then kick back and relax at Kamari Beach. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Nea Kameni, thencontemplate the geological forces at Santorini Volcano, thenstop by Oneiro Jewelry, and finally explore the world behind art at MATI Art Gallery.

Plan a Fira trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Fira is very close to Oia. November in Fira sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Santorini, Kamari
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Santorini Volcano ©
Santorini Volcano

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