60 days in The Balkans Itinerary

60 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
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Vasilikos, Greece
— 6 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 6 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 6 nights
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Naxos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 6 nights
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Milos, Greece
— 3 nights
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Lindos, Greece
— 4 nights
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Chania Town, Greece
— 5 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 6 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 7 nights

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chora Museum and Dolmabahce Palace. Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, contemplate the long history of Valens Aqueduct, and explore the galleries of Rumeli Fortress.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Varna, Bulgaria to Istanbul is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

5
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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi. Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Sail Kos (in Kos Town). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, visit Monastiraki, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, and wander the streets of Plaka.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planning site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Athens

Side Trips

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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

6
nights
Vasilikos, Greece

Vasilikos ©
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Do your shopping at Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery and Razi Aroma. Agios Dionisios Church and Saint Nicholas Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vasilikos: Aristeon Ecological Olive Press (in Lithakia), Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria) and Blue Caves (in Korithi). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Xigia Beach, kick back and relax at Plakaki Beach, do a tasting at Ampelostrates Horse Vineyard, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Vasilikos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Vasilikos, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Porto Limnionas ©
Porto Limnionas
St Nicholas Beach ©
St Nicholas Beach

6
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Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Achilleion Museum and Old Fortress Corfu. Get some cultural insight at Corfu Old Town and Corfu Museum of Asian Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: Paradise Beach (in Liapades), Paralia Agios Georgios (in Agios Georgios) and Agios Gordios Beach (in Agios Gordios). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kaiser's Throne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Spiridon, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Spyridon First Beach, and stroll through Barbati Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town road trip planning tool.

Fly from Vasilikos to Corfu Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Corfu Town sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kaiser's Throne ©
Kaiser's Throne
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Paralia Agios Georgios ©
Paralia Agios Georgios

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©

Chora Mykonos

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Elia Beach and Paraga Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Platis Gialos Beach and GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mykonos Town: Delos (House of Dionysus, Archaeological Site of Delos, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Super Paradise Beach, stroll through Agios Stefanos Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and wander the streets of Little Venice.

Before you visit Mykonos Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Corfu Town in July: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Archaeological Site of Delos ©
Archaeological Site of Delos
GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort ©
GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach

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Naxos Town, Greece

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Naos tou Apollona - Portara and Fish & Olive are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Agios Prokopios Beach and Maragas Beach. Take a break from Naxos Town with a short trip to Tower of Zevgolis in Apeiranthos, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with Blue Fin Divers Naxos Greece, wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate the long history of Kastro, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mikri Vigla Beach.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Naxos Town trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Naxos Town by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach

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Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Santo Winery and Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail. Get a sense of the local culture at Akrotiri and Museum of Prehistoric Thira. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Vlychada Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Perivolos, see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary website.

Traveling by ferry from Naxos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Fira, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Milos.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Santorini Sailing ©
Santorini Sailing
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

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Milos, Greece

Milos ©

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sarakiniko Beach and Kleftiko Beach. Get outdoors at Oneiro Milos and Firiplaka Beach. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Tsigrado Beach and stroll through Kalogries Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Milos trip planner.

Getting from Fira to Milos by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daytime highs in Milos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Milos

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

4
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Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Agios Pavlos Beach and Agathi Beach. Visiting Tsambika Beach and Lindos Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lindos: Art Park Rhodes (in Archipoli), Tsambikos Watersports (in Kolimbia) and Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda). Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Glystra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stegna Beach, get outside with Pefkos Beach, and make a trip to Monastery Tsambika.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Lindos day trip planning site.

Getting from Milos to Lindos by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach

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Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Falassarna Beach and Agii Apostoli Beach. Popular historic sites such as Monastery of Arkadi and Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Rethymnon (Rethymnon Old Town & Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno), Reptisland (in Melidoni) and St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chania Town trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Chania Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and shuttle. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chania Town when traveling from Lindos in August, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Reptisland ©
Reptisland

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Split, Croatia

Split ©

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get outdoors at Marjan Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic City of Trogir and Dubovica Beach. Step out of Split to go to Hvar and see Spanjola, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Dedicate the 21st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and steep yourself in history at Old Split.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Split road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Chania Town to Split takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Side Trips

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Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dubrovnik City Walls and Lapad. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Wine Tours & Tastings. Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Cavtat (Cavtat Cemetery, Cavtat Old Town, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, browse the collection at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

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