42 days in Greek Isles, Ios & Chora Itinerary

42 days in Greek Isles, Ios & Chora Itinerary

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Tragaki, Zakynthos
— 6 nights
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Imerovigli, Santorini
— 4 nights
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Oia, Santorini
— Few hours
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
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Pyrgos, Santorini
— Few hours
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Ios
— 3 nights
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Rethymnon, Crete
— 3 nights
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Agios Nikolaos, Crete
— 2 nights
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Elounda, Crete
— 2 nights
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Sissi, Crete
— 3 nights
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Chora
— 1 night
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Kalo Livadi, Mykonos
— 3 nights
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Kos Town, Kos
— 2 nights
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Kalymnos
— 1 night
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Patmos
— 3 nights
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Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
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Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 2 nights

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Tragaki, Zakynthos

Tragaki ©
Get in touch with nature at Porto Limnionas and Nero Sport Diving Center. Get a sense of the local culture at Grampsas Winery and Eleftherotria Monastery. Change things up with a short trip to Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery in Agalas (about 32 minutes away).

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tragaki holiday builder app.

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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Tragaki reach 38°C and lows reach 23°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Imerovigli.

Things to do in Tragaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Porto Roxa Beach ©
Porto Roxa Beach
Porto Limnionas ©
Porto Limnionas
Ampelostrates Horse Vineyard ©
Ampelostrates Horse Vineyard

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Imerovigli, Santorini

Imerovigli ©

Balcony to the Aegean

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 Sand Lily Boutique. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vourvoulos Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Imerovigli vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tragaki to Imerovigli. Traveling from Tragaki in July, you will find days in Imerovigli are a bit cooler (35°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oia.

Things to do in Imerovigli

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:
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Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Vourvoulos Beach ©
Vourvoulos Beach
Anastasis Church ©
Anastasis Church

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Oia, Santorini

Oia
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Oia fast, fun, and easy.

Oia is very close to Imerovigli. In July in Oia, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. You'll set off for Fira on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Oia

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Nightlife
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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, then learn 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 Oia. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pyrgos.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:
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Artemis Karamolegos Winery ©
Artemis Karamolegos Winery
Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord ©
Spas

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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.
To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pyrgos day trip tool.

Pyrgos is just a stone's throw from Fira. In July, daily temperatures in Pyrgos can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ios.

Things to do in Pyrgos

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mylopotas Beach and The Church of Episkopi. The Virgin Pandohara Elytis and Panagia Gremiotissa Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Ios, make a side trip to see The Zoodohos Pigi monastery in Sikinos, approximately Sikinos away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Kolitsani Beach, kick back and relax at Papa Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Paleokastro.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ios tour builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Pyrgos to Ios in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Ios

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach
Kolitsani Beach ©
Kolitsani Beach
The Church of Episkopi ©
The Church of Episkopi

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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.
Get outdoors at SUP in Crete and Gorge of Mili. Step off the beaten path and head to Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) and MINOAN'S WORLD. Take a break from Rethymnon with a short trip to Souda Bay War Cemetery in Souda, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, explore the different monuments and memorials at Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon, contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza, and stop by Ergastiri Kompologiou.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rethymnon tour itinerary planning tool.

Ride a ferry from Ios to Rethymnon in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Agios Nikolaos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
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Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery
SUP in Crete ©
SUP in Crete
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

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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, then enjoy 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 34°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Elounda.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Vathy Beach ©
Vathy Beach
Panagias Keras Church ©
Panagias Keras Church
Agios Nikolaos Church ©
Agios Nikolaos Church

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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 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sissi.

Things to do in Elounda

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ieros Naos Agios Konstandinou kai Elenis ©
Ieros Naos Agios Konstandinou kai Elenis
Spas

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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.
Get outdoors at Boufos Beach and Milatos Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Milatos Cave and Happy Train Sissi. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Georgios Monastery, relax and rejuvenate at Sisi Fish Spa Therapy, get your game on at Sissi Mini Golf, and look for gifts at Marshmellow Shop.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sissi trip planner.

You can drive from Elounda to Sissi in an hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sissi when traveling from Elounda in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Chora.

Things to do in Sissi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Milatos Cave ©
Milatos Cave
Agios Georgios Monastery ©
Agios Georgios Monastery
Sisi Fish Spa Therapy ©
Sisi Fish Spa Therapy

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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 Sissi to Chora. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Kalo Livadi.

Things to do in Chora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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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.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chora to Kalo Livadi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chora in July: highs in Kalo Livadi hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kos Town.

Things to do in Kalo Livadi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
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Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach
Super Paradise Beach ©
Super Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

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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), then delve 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.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kalo Livadi to Kos Town. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Kalymnos.

Things to do in Kos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
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Plaka Forest ©
Plaka Forest
Western Archaeological Zone ©
Western Archaeological Zone
Casa Romana Kos ©
Casa Romana Kos

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Kalymnos

Kalymnos
Your day by day itinerary now includes Platis Yialos Beach. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with Kalymnos Diving Center, then stroll through Platis Yialos Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Savvas Monastery.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalymnos day trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Kos Town to Kalymnos takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kalymnos are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Patmos.

Things to do in Kalymnos

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

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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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Agrio Livadi Beach and Lampi Beach. Visit Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and Chapel of Profitis Ilias for their historical value. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kampos Beach, browse the exhibits of Koukoumavla, admire the striking features of Nunnery of the Annuciation, and contemplate the long history of Cave of Apocalypse.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Patmos tour itinerary planner.

You can travel from Kalymnos to Patmos in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Patmos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Saint John the Theologian ©
Monastery of Saint John the Theologian
Chapel of Profitis Ilias ©
Chapel of Profitis Ilias
Kampos Beach ©
Kampos Beach

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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 Lardos 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 lots more to do: kick back and relax at Glystra Beach, stroll through Vlycha Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Panagia.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lindos holiday maker site.

Explore your travel options from Patmos to Lindos with the Route module. Traveling from Patmos in August, you will find days in Lindos are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach
Ancient Kamiros ©
Ancient Kamiros

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): zoom along the surf with Gabriel's Watersports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Virgin of the Burgh.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lindos to Rhodes Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Rhodes Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Street of the Knights ©
Street of the Knights
Church of Our Lady of Filerimos ©
Church of Our Lady of Filerimos
Filerimos Monastery ©
Filerimos Monastery

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