1 month in Greece: The Ultimate 30 Days Itinerary + My Best Tips

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Itinerary: One Month in Greece – The Best Places to Visit

You’re planning to spend one month in Greece for your next trip?

Great idea!

In order to help you plan your stay, I have prepared for you this 1 month itinerary in Greece.

During your 30-31 days trip, you will visit the best of Greece with places such as Athens, the Peloponnese region, Delphi, the Meteora, as well as 4 islands of the Cyclades archipelago ( Santorini, Amorgos, Naxos and Paros). You will also visit Rhodes and small islands in the Dodecanese region!

In addition to the best places to visit for each stage of your itinerary, I will also give you all my best tips and accommodation suggestions depending on your budget.

So, how to spend a month in Greece? Where to go and where to stay?

Let’s find out!

1) Athens (4 days)

Let’s start this one month trip to Greece in Athens, the capital city.

For this trip, you will need to rent a car. However, you won’t need it in Athens, so you have 2 choices:

  1. You can rent your car directly at the airport when you land.
  2. Or you can also choose to rent a car on the 5th day of your trip, when you will leave Athens.

In any case, you should rent your car on Rentalcars.com website. It’s very easy-to-use and it allows you to compare prices between all the car rental companies. If you chose their “Full Protection Insurance” you will be fully refunded in case of accident of theft. Tested and approved, they have already refunded me more than 1200 euros!

Rentalcars also offers the “best price warranty”: if you find the same car cheaper somewhere else, they will refund you the difference! It’s perfect to find a cheap car rental.

Here are the best things to do during your 1st day in Athens (in this order):

  • The Acropolis Museum
  • Athens Acropolis, a must-see attraction in Greece!
  • Plaka district
  • The Ancient Agora and its museum
  • Monastiraki district
  • Philoppapos Hill at sunset
  • Gazi district, if you like to party!

For you 2nd day in Athens, take a stroll in the city and visit:

  • The Panathenaic Stadium
  • The Arch of Hadrian
  • The Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Zappeion Park and the National Garden
  • Syntagma Square
  • Ermou Street
  • The National Archaeological Museum of Athens
  • Mount Lycabettus, the perfect spot to admire the sunset over the Acropolis.

Voyage Tips - Advice

A 30€ combined ticket allows you to visit the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, and others ancient sites: Hadrian’s Library, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Roman Agora and more.

You can buy it at the entrance of each site. It’s valid for 5 days!

And if you want to learn everything about the Acropolis History, the best is to opt for a guided visit (it’s also a skip the line ticket).

The best guided tour in English is the one from GetyourGuide Originals. It’s so great that they will give you a full refund if you don’t enjoy your time!

To book it, you just have to click on the button below:

Athens
Athens Acropolis

Spend the 2 next days visiting Athens’ surroundings.

I recommend you the following:

You should really go to Cape Sounion, the landscape is wonderful there! The place is famous for its temple next to the sear and the breathtaking view on the Saronic Gulf. You can go there by yourself if you have already rented a car, or you can opt for a full day tour. You can book your Cap Sounion day trip here.

The next day, go on a 1-day cruise to the Saronic islands to discover Hydra, Poros and Aegina.

You’ll find every details you need to visit Athens and its surroundings in my article: Visit Athens: the definitive guide.

Where to stay in Athens

  • Bedbox Hostel: A Youth Hostel located 300m from Monastiraki Square, and 700m from the Acropolis. Dormitory room starting from 18€ per night. Strong points: the location, the really kind staff and the cleanliness!
  • Evripides Hotel: Located 400m from Ermou Street and 500m from Monastiraki. The rooms are simple but comfortable, starting from 70€ per night, with breakfast included. What I loved: the breathtaking view of the Acropolis from the rooftop, the location (perfect to visit Athens on foot) and the friendly and helpful staff! A great choice in Athens for its exceptional value for money!
  • Amalia Hotel: Located on Syntagma Square, just in front of the National Gardens. The double rooms are modern and spacious. Some of them even have a balcony with a nice view of the gardens. The price starts at 155€ per night with breakfast included. Strong points: The comfort, the generous breakfast, and the location in the centre of Athens.
  • Wyndham Grand Athens: 5-star Hotel located 1km from Ermou Street and 1.5km from the Acropolis. You’ll love the elegant and design double rooms here, starting from 200€ per night. Breakfast will cost you 16€. Strong points: the outdoor pool on the roof, the view of the Acropolis, the spa center, and the location right next to a metro station!
  • Electra Metropolis: This 5-star hotel is located only 200m from Syntagma Square and 600m from the Acropolis. The price for a spacious and comfortable double room starts at 270€ per night, breakfast included. What I loved: the ideal location, the view of The Acropolis from the rooftop, the amazing restaurant, the pool. The best choice for a luxury stay in Athens.
Saronic Islands
The Saronic Islands, easily accessible from Athens

2) Mycenae / Epidaurus / Nafplio (1 day)

You will continue this 1-month itinerary in Greece spending a few days in Peloponnese region.

On your 1st day, you will see:

  • Corinth Canal, located 1 hour away from Athens
  • Mycenae: as the former home of King Agamemnon is mostly in ruins, visit it only if you’re an History lover!
  • Epidaurus and its famous ancient theatre
  • Nafplio, where you will stay for the night. Take a stroll in the old town’s paved alleys. This lovely seaside town is also the perfect place to relax at the beach.

If you want detailed information about Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus or Nafplio, you can read my article: The 15 best things to do in Peloponnese.

Where to stay in Nafplio

  • Agamemnon Hotel: Located in Nafplio’s old town, just in front of the Bourtzi Castle. The double rooms, with a balcony and sea view for some of them, are starting from 55€, with breakfast included. Strong points: the location, the view, the kind staff.
  • Amymone and Adiandi Hotel: Located 5 minutes away from the beach, in the old town. You will love the elegant double rooms, starting from 75€ including breakfast. What I loved: the delicious breakfast, the location on a pedestrian alley, the rooms’ original and nice design. It offers the best value for money in Nafplio!
  • Amalia Nafplio Hotel: Located about 2km away from the city centre. The luxurious and comfortable double rooms are starting from 110€ per night, with breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the free private parking, the quietness, the varied breakfast.
  • Nafplia Palace Hotel & Villas: This 5-star hotel is only 5 minutes away from the beach and 15 minutes away from the city centre. The rooms are large and modern, with balconies and the offer a great views of the sea and the castle. Price starts from 260€ per night. If you want an even more luxurious stay, you can sleep in a villa with its private pool, starting from 570€ per night. It’s my favorite hotel in Nafplio, perfect for a luxury stay!
Epidaurus Theatre
Epidaurus Theatre

3) Palamidi Fortress / Monemvasia (1 day)

In the morning, your should visit the Palamidi Fortress, a castle overlooking the city. You will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the town and the sea.

Then, continue your 1 month trip to Greece and go to Monemvasia, located a 3-hour drive from Nafplio.

The village was built under a high cliff, and is completely hidden by its fortified walls. Walk in its beautiful paved alleys, and reach the main square to see a church and a cathedral. Then, take one of the walking trails to go to the fortress located on the top of the cliff.

Get back in your car, drive for 1h30 to reach Mystras, and spend the night there!

Where to stay in Mystras

  • Byzantion Hotel: Located just across Mystras’ main square. The simple but comfortable rooms offer a view on the Archaeological site. Price starts from 55€, breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the view, the private parking lot.
  • Mazaraki Guesthouse: Located close to Mystras’ Archaeological Site and surrounded by nature, this place offers large and warm suites with balcony, starting from 115€ including breakfast. What I loved: the pool, the environment, the decoration, and the breakfast served in your room.
  • Arxontiko Taygeti: This Guesthouse is located only 5km away from Mystras’ city centre. The duplex suites, with a kitchen, a living room and a balcony with a beautiful mountain view are starting from 160€, with breakfast included. Strong points: the calm, the kind staff, the environment. You will also find everything you need for breakfast in your fridge!
  • Mystras Grand Palace Resort: This 5-star hotel is located only a 5-minute drive from Mystras. This brand new hotel offers rooms with stone walls, exposed beams and terrace, starting from 180€ per night including breakfast. What I loved: the pool, the hot tub, the sauna, the comfortable rooms, the calm. It’s the best choice for a luxury stay in Mystras.
Monemvasia
Monemvasia

4) Mystras / Olympia (1 day)

The 4th stage of your 30-days road trip in Greece takes you to Mystras.

During your tour of this former capital of the Byzantine Empire, you will be amazed by the many churches, monasteries, covents and the fortress. As the site is quite big, plan at least 3 hours to visit it.

In my opinion, Mystras is one of the best places to see in Peloponnese!

Then, drive for 2 hours to reach Olympia. End your afternoon with a visit of the Museum and the archaeological site.

Right next to the site, you can also visit the Museum of the Olympic Games. The entrance is included in your Olympia ticket.

If you need more information about Mystras and Olympia, you can check my article: Visit Peloponnese.

Where to stay in Olympia

  • Leonidaion Guesthouse: Located only 10-minute walk from the Archaeological site of Olympia. The large and comfortable double rooms are starting from 55€ per night, including breakfast. What I loved: the free private parking lot, the location close to the site, the quietness. It’s the best value for money in Olympia!
  • Amalia Hotel Olympia: Located at the city’s entrance. The large and bright rooms, with balcony or terrace are starting from 80€, with breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the very tasty breakfast, the kind staff, the free fruit basket and water in your room.
  • Arty Grand Hotel: Located on a hill overlooking the city, this 5-star hotel offers modern double rooms, with a small living room and a balcony, starting from 95€ per night including breakfast. Strong points: the huge outdoor pool, the indoor pool, the environment. It’s the best hotel for a luxury stay in Olympia!
Olympia
Olympia

5) Delphi (1 day)

To continue this one-month itinerary in Greece, you’re about to leave Peloponnese and go to Delphi!

It takes at least 3h15 to go from Olympia to Delphi, but don’t worry: the road is really nice, and you can stop in Nafpaktos and Galaxidi towns.

Once in Delphi, visit the ancient site and the archaeological museum. Delphi was considered as the centre of Ancient Greece: there, the Pythia (the oracle of Delphi), transmitted Apollo’s directives directly from the gods to humans.

If you visit Delphi at the end of the day, you’ll get a perfect lighting to take beautiful pictures!

Where to stay in Delphi

  • Fedriades Delphi Hotel: Located a 10-minute walk from the ancient site of Delphi. The modern double rooms with balcony are starting from 55€, and you have to add 8€ for breakfast. Strong points: the panoramic view, the high quality beds, the kind staff.
  • Kastalia Boutique Hotel: Located only 5 minutes from Delphi. You’ll enjoy large and modern double rooms, starting from 62€ including breakfast. What I loved: the terrace, where you can have your breakfast, the warm welcome, the location. It’s the best value for money in Delphi!
  • Nidimos Hotel: Located only 1km from the archaeological site. The bright and comfortable double rooms with balcony are starting from 65€ per night, with a 10€ breakfast. Strong points: the various and copious breakfast, the free parking lot, the beautiful view.
  • Amalia Hotel Delphi: Located 800 meters from the archaeological site. Modern and bright double room offering a nice view up to the sea starting at 90€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the large swimming pool, the view. The most high-end hotel in Delphi!
Delphi
Delphi

6) The Meteora (1 day)

For the next day of this one-month trip to Greece, you’re about to visit another incredible site: the Meteora.

Leave Delphi early in the morning, as you will have to drive for 3 hours! Then you will have time to visit the Meteora in the afternoon.

Stop in Kalambaka (the closest city) for lunch, and ask for your map of Meteora Monasteries at the Tourist Office.

Then, you just have to follow the road to reach the Meteora Monasteries, located on top of huge rocks. The scenery is truly unique and breathtaking!

Voyage Tips - Advice
You can visit 6 Monasteries, and each entrance costs 3€. If you just want to visit one, it has to be the Monastery of Great Meteoron. It’s by far the most impressive!

Where to stay in Meteora

  • Pyrgos Adrachti: Located in the village of Kastraki, only a 5-minute drive from the monasteries. The double rooms, with a beautiful view of the Meteora are starting from 60€, with a 7.50€ breakfast. Strong points: the magnificent view, the quietness, the amazing big breakfast.
  • Meteora Hotel at Kastraki: Located in Kastraki. The modern and bright double rooms are starting from 80€ per night, with breakfast included. What I loved: the pool, the location in the countryside, the spectacular view. It’s the best value for money in Meteora!
  • Hotel Meteoritis: Also located in Kastraki. You will love the spacious and comfortable double rooms, with a balcony and a view of the Meteora, starting from 125€ including breakfast. Strong points: the kind staff, the location, the private parking, the varied breakfast.
The Meteora Greece
The Meteora, Greece

7) Thessaloniki (3 days)

It’s now time to continue your one month Greece tour. Just go to Thessaloniki and stay there for 3 nights!

The best places to see in Thessaloniki are:

  • The White Tower
  • Thessaloniki Waterfront
  • The Archaeological sites: the Ancient Agora, the Arch of Galerius, the Rotunda, the Galerius Palace
  • The many museums
  • The churches
  • Ana Poli district, Thessaloniki’s old town
  • The markets, to buy local products
  • Going out at night

You will find every details to visit Thessaloniki in my article: Visit Thessaloniki: the 12 best things to do.

Once you’ve discovered the city (it will take you 1 or 2 days), you can have some really nice day trips in the surroundings:

At the end of the day, or the next morning, drop off your rental car at Thessaloniki’s Airport, and fly to the 2nd part of this itinerary: the Greek islands! (Cyclades)

Where to stay in Thessaloniki

  • Stay Hybrid Hostel: This youth hostel is located around Ladadika and Valaoritou districts. Dormitory rooms starting from 10€ per night only! Strong points: the price, the modern rooms, the ideal location to go out at night, the rooftop.
  • Plaza Hotel, Philian Hotels and Resorts: Located in Ladadika district, only 50 meters from the seaside. The warm double rooms, with comfortable beds are starting from 60€ per night, with breakfast included. What I loved: the ideal location, if you want to get around Thessaloniki on foot, the great breakfast, the kind staff. A great choice in Thessaloniki for its exceptional value for money!
  • Astoria: Located 300 meters from the port and 500 meters from Modiano market. The double rooms, with a balcony for some of them, are starting for 100€ per night, with a 10€ breakfast. Strong points: the location, the good breakfast, the kind staff.
  • Electra Palace Thessaloniki: This 5-star hotel is located on Aristotelous Square, in the heart of the city. You will love its large rooms with a classical decoration and wooden furniture! The price starts at 200€ per night, including breakfast. What I loved: the swimming pool and the restaurant on the roof, with a great panoramic view, the location in the city centre, the hotel services. The best choice for a luxury stay in Thessaloniki!
Thessaloniki
The white tower, in Thessaloniki

8) Santorini (3 days)

If you visit Greece in 1 month, you will have plenty of time to discover some of the Greek Islands. You will start with the most famous: Santorini.

If you want to discover the best of Santorini, here’s an itinerary you can follow:

  • 1st day: visit Fira and Oia, the most typical Cycladic villages, with their white and blue houses. As they’re located on the edge of the caldera, you will also enjoy breathtaking views, especially if you choose to walk from Fira to Oia.
  • 2nd day: how about a 1-day boat trip to Nea Kameni volcano and Palea Kameni hot springs? You must book it in advance here. You can also chose the luxury version, on a catamaran boat (it’s even more amazing).
  • 3rd day: go on a road trip around the island to visit the other villages, discover the archaeological sites of Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. You will also have time to relax at one of the many beaches: Red Beach, Black Beach…

To plan your trip to Santorini, you should read my detailed guide: Visit Santorini in 3 days.

Voyage Tips - Advice
If you want to visit Santorini, you should rent a car. The best thing is that all parking spaces are free on the island!

Where to stay in Santorini

Best hotels in Oia

  • Aethrio Hotel: Located in Oia, only a few steps away from the main square. You can rent double rooms, studio flats or apartments with balcony for most of them. The price starts from 160€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the swimming pool, the large rooms, the rooftop to admire the sunset. It’s one of the cheapest places in Oia, and it offers a great value for money!
  • Caldera Premium Villas: Located in the centre of Oia. You will love the troglodyte suites with a breathtaking view of the sea and the caldera, starting from 290€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the design of the rooms, and the location.
  • Theodora Suites Apartment: Located in the heart of the city. Studio flats with small kitchen, fridge, private terrace and hot tub, starting from 350€, breakfast included. What I loved: the hot tubs, the breathtaking view, the kind staff.
  • Andronis Boutique Hotel: 5-star hotel located in Oia. You’ll enjoy large suites with a view of the caldera, private balcony and private hot tub or pool, starting from 800€ with breakfast included. Strong points: the idyllic scenery and the calm. It’s my recommendation for a one-week romantic stay in Greece!
  • Katikies Hotel – The Leading Hotels of the World: This luxurious hotel offers rooms and suites with a great view, bathtub and spa. The price starts from 1000€ with breakfast included. What I loved: the pools, the spas, the splendid views and the food! It’s my recommendation for a luxury stay in Santorini!
Santorini
Santorini – The Cyclades

Best hotels in Fira

  • Galatia Villas: Located 10 minutes away from Fira’s city centre. The double rooms are quite basic but nice, and the price starts from only 80€ per night. Strong points: the hot tub on the roof, the kind staff, the great value for money for Santorini.
  • Lilium Santorini Villa: Located on the edge of the caldera. These elegant and modern double rooms with sea view are available starting from 315€, breakfast included. What I loved: the pool, the exceptionnal location, the warm and welcoming staff.
  • Cosmopolitan Suites – Small Luxury Hotels of the World: Located in the heart of Fira. You will enjoy lovely rooms with private balcony, decorated in the purest Cycladian style, starting from 550€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the infinity pool over the cliff, and the luxury hotel services. This is the perfect place to stay with your lover in Santorini!
  • Aria Suites: Located in Fira, this high standard hotel offers only 6 suites and luxury villas, fully equipped (you even get a laptop), starting from 700€ per night. What I loved: the magnificent place, the pool and the staff availability. This is a great choice for a luxurious and romantic stay in Fira!
mill Santorin
Santorini

Other best places to stay in Santorini Island (Cheaper)

  • Memories Beach Hotel: Located just accross Monolithos beach. These comfortable modern rooms starts from 65€ per night, with breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the calm and the adorable staff.
  • Rose Suites: Located in Vourvoulos, only 4 kilometers away from Fira. Those studio flats and apartments are well equiped and decorated, with a small kitchen and a private terrace. The prices are starting from 75€ per night. What I loved: the pool, the calm, the decoration. The fridge is also full with everything you need for breakfast.This is the best choice in Santorini for its exceptional value for money!
  • Hippocampus Hotel: Located in Kamari, only 50 meters away from the beach. The rooms, with a view on the swimming pool or the garden, are starting from 85€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the ideal location close to the beach, and the really kind staff.
  • Meltemi Village Hotel: Located in Perissa, only 5 minutes away from the Black beach. The rooms and suites with hot tubs are starting from 100€ per night, with the breakfast included. What I loved: the pools, the spa, and the great breakfast. A great choice for a stay on Santorini’s shore!
Fira
Fira, one of the most beautiful villages in Santorini

9) Amorgos (3 days)

After leaving Santorini, let’s continue this one month itinerary in Greece with a less busy island: Amorgos

You have to take the ferry to reach Amorgos. If you want to plan your trip and book your tickets, just click the button below:

Be careful when booking your tickets, as Amorgos has 2 ports: Katapola and Aegiali.

On the first day, the best places to see are:

  • Katapola
  • Hora, the capital, and its ancient windmills
  • The Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa
  • Agia Ana cove, right next to the Monastery
  • Kalotaritissa, if you want to take a dip! Don’t miss the shipwreck of “The Big Blue” movie.

For the 2 next days, enjoy Amorgos’ numerous walking trails, and get around the island on foot. During your hikes, you will discover many beautiful coves to go swimming.

You can find a list of the marked trails on Amorgos’ official website.

And if you want more details about the best things to see in Amorgos, you should check my Article: The 8 best things to do in Amorgos.

Where to stay in Amorgos

When you visit Amorgos, you can stay in one of the 2 main cities: Katapola and Aegiali. Choose between the 2 according to your port of departure!

Here is a selection of the best places to stay in Amorgos:

Best hotels in Katapola

  • Amorgion Hotel: Located 1km from the port of Katapola, and at only 8-minute walk from the beach. The double rooms with private balcony, and a view of the Aegean Sea for some of them, are starting from 50€ per night, with an 8€ breakfast. Strong points: the pool, the private free parking, the warm welcome. It’s the only hotel with a swimming pool in Katapola!
  • Barbara Pension: Located 5 minutes away from the beach, right next to the port of Katapola. The studio flats are equipped with a sink, a fridge and also have a balcony. The prices are starting from 55€per night. Strong points: the cleanliness, the quietness, the very kind owner!
  • Diasino Studios: Located close to the port. The studio flats and apartments are modern, with terrace or balcony. The prices are starting from 60€ with a 5€ breakfast. What I loved: the calm, the location close to all the restaurants. It’s the best value for money in Katapola!
  • Landeris Hotel: Located 3 minutes away from the beach, and close to the port. The rooms, studio flats and apartments are decorated in a rustic style, with wooden furniture. The prices are starting from 60€ per night with breakfast included. Strong points: the kindness of the owners, the delicious breakfast, the great advice!
  • Minoa Hotel: Located 100m from the beach, close to the port. The bright and large double rooms, with balcony are starting from 80€ per night including breakfast. Strong points: the kind staff, the great breakfast.
Amorgos
Amorgos

Best hotels in Aegiali

  • Pelagos: Located only 3 minutes from the beach and 100m from the port of Aegiali. The double rooms with balcony and sea view are starting from 35€ per night, with a 5€ breakfast. Strong points: the view, the welcome directly at your boat, the copious breakfast.
  • Aelia Studios: Located on the sea side. The modern and cosy studio flats, equipped with a small kitchen with an oven and hotplates are starting from 60€ per night. What I loved: the design and the charm of the apartments, the location. It’s the best value for money in Aegiali!
  • Vigla Hotel: Located 10 minutes away from the beach, in Tholaria, above Aegiali. The modern and bright large rooms are starting from 110€per night, with breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the copious breakfast, the comfort, the quietness, the great restaurant. If you are looking for a nice hotel with a swimming pool in Amorgos, you should definitely try the Vigla!
  • Aegialis Hotel & Spa: Located above Aegiali, this 5-star hotel (the only one in Amorgos) offers comfortable rooms with balcony starting from 140€ per night. Strong points: the big pool, the magnificient view of Aegiali and the sea, the spa, the quietness. It’s simply the best hotel in Amorgos!
Amorgos-Big Blue
The film set of “The Big Blue”, in Amorgos

10) Naxos (3 days)

Another island you have to discover during your one month road trip in Greece is Naxos.

From Amorgos, the ferry takes you to Naxos in less than 1h30.

And, as Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades, you should rent a car.

Now, here is the itinerary to make the most of your stay in Naxos:

On your first day, discover Hora, the capital city. There, you will admire the island’s most iconic monument, the Portara. Take a stroll in Kastro district, and end your day at one of the West Coast beaches.

Naxos
Naxos

During your 2nd day in Naxos, explore the remote mountain villages of Halki, Filoti and Apiranthos. From the Aria Spring (right next to Filoti), you can also hike to the summit of Mount Zeus, the highest point in the Cyclades.

Spend your afternoon around Moutsouna, at one of the East Coast beaches.

And for your last day, you can have a really nice cruise around the island, including many stops to take a dip. You can book it right here.

If you want to learn more about Naxos, read my article: Visit Naxos: the definitive guide.

Where to stay in Naxos

If you wish to visit Naxos, the best is to stay in Hora (the capital city) or its surroundings.

  • Anatoli Hotel: Located a 10-minute walk from Naxos centre and the beach. The modern rooms with balcony and a view of the pool or the garden are starting from 45€ with breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the sauna, the hot tub, and the free transfer from the port and the airport.
  • The Saint Vlassis: Located only 700m from the city centre and 500m from the Agios Georgios beach. This hotel offers comfortable and large double rooms, with an outdoor hot tub for some of them! The prices are starting from 60€ per night including breakfast. Strong points: the warm welcome, the good breakfast, the free parking. It’s simply the best value for money in Naxos!
  • Xenia Hotel: Located in the centre of Naxos. The modern and well equipped double rooms are starting from 70€ with an 8€ breakfast. Strong points: the location in the city centre (really convenient to take the ferry), the kind staff, the comfortable beds.
  • Hotel Grotta: Located only 700m from the Portara and 15 minutes from the beach. Those nice and bright double rooms with balcony are starting from 90€ with breakfast included. A great place for a romantic gateway in Naxos!
  • Nissaki Beach Hotel: Located on Agios Georgios beach, the closest to Naxos. The double rooms are very well decorated, and with a balcony. The prices are starting from 220€ per night, with breakfast included. What I loved: The pool, the location next to the beach, the amazing breakfast, the staff. It’s the best hotel for a luxury stay in Naxos!
Beaches Naxos
Relax at the beach in Naxos

11) Paros (3 days)

The last Greek island you will visit during your 1 month vacation itinerary in Greece is Paros.

Once again, you will have to take the ferry to reach Paros. This time, it only takes 40 minutes.

On your 1st day, you can focus on the Nothern part of the island, and discover:

  • Parikia, the capital
  • Paros Park, where you can walk for 2 hours on 3 marked trails. End your hike at the beach, right next to the Park!
  • Naoussa, Paros’ trendy seaside resort, with its chic boutiques and many restaurants.
  • The beaches of Siparos, Stefano, Lageri, Santa Maria or Kolymbithres. Just choose one and relax!

On your 2nd day, discover the Southern part of the island!

  • Visit the 3 picturesque villages of Lefkes, Prodromos and Marpissa
  • Have your lunch in the port of Piso Livadi
  • Spend your afternoon at one of the beaches right next: Golden Beach, Logaras, Fagaras,.

And for your 3rd and last day, you can choose a 1-day cruise around Paros and Antiparos. You can also go to Antiparos with your car: you will need to take the ferry in Pounda village.

All the best things to do in Paros are in my article: Visit Paros.

Paros park korakas lighthouse
The Korakas Lighthouse, in Paros Park

Where to stay in Paros

In Paros, you will find most of the accommodations around Parikia (that’s convenient, because its where the ferries arrive), or in Naoussa, the island’s main seaside resort.

You will find here a selection of the best places to stay in Parikia and Naoussa.

Best hotels in Parikia

  • Margarita: Located only 300m from the church of Parikia, and 400m from the beach. The double rooms with balcony are starting from 37€ per night. Strong points: the kindness and the advice of the owners, the warm welcome.
  • Nostos Studios: Located only a minute walk from the beach and 1km from the port. The studios for 2 to 4 people, with a beautiful sea view, are starting from 70€ per night. Strong points: the terrace to admire the sunset, the warm welcome.
  • Sunset View Hotel: Located only 10 minutes away from the port. The confortable rooms with balcony are starting from 80€ including breakfast. What I loved: the pool, the free shuttle from the port, the private parking.It’s the best value for money in Paros!
  • Akrotiri Hotel: Located 2km from the port of Parikia. The clean and comfortable double rooms with sea view are starting from 100€ per night, with breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the view, the great breakfast, the kind staff.

Best hotels in Naoussa

  • Surfing Beach Village Paros: Located directly on Santa Maria’s beach, a 5-minute drive from Naoussa. The nice bungalows, decorated in Cycladian style are starting from 30€ per night including breakfast. Strong points: the pool, the free transfer to the port, the location, the free deckchairs on the beach.
  • Hotel Senia: Located 200m away from the centre of Naoussa, on the seaside. The rooms and suites with private balconies and amazing view are starting from 105€, with breakfast included. What I loved: the 2 pools, the free parking, the great breakfast. It’s the best value for money in Naoussa!
  • Paliomylos Spa Hotel: Located 800m away from Naoussa. The bright and large double rooms are starting from 110€ per night, including breakfast. Strong points: the pool, the spa with massages, the decoration, the complete and varied breakfast.
  • Villa Bellonia: Located 12 minutes away from the beach and 1km from Naoussa. The lovely rooms with balcony or private terrace are starting from 120€ per night, with breakfast included. What I loved: The pool, the comfort, the amazing breakfast. It’s the best choice for a romantic gateway in Paros!
  • Saint Andrea Resort Hotel: Located 1.5km away from Naoussa, this hotel offers luxurious accomodation with private terrace and view of the garden and the sea, starting from 200€ per night. Strong points: the location in front of the sea, the kind staff, the big pool. It’s my recommendation for a luxury stay in Paros!
Naoussa
Naoussa

12) Rhodes (4 days or more)

After more than three weeks in central Greece and in the Greek Islands, it’s now time to end your one-month Greece tour with another part of Greece: Dodecanese.

Let’s discover the largest Dodecanese island, Rhodes.

If you want to go to Rhodes from Paros, you can either go back to Santorini or Athens. Then, from these 2 cities, you can directly fly to Rhodes.

During your 4 days in Rhodes, you will have plenty of time to discover all the best places to see. If you have more time, you can choose to stay 1 week or more, to enjoy the many beaches and relax for the last part of your trip to Greece.

So, what are the best things to do in Rhodes?

  • The Medieval city of Rhodes, one of the most impressive fortified city I’ve ever seen!
  • Mandraki, Rhodes’ modern city
  • The Acropolis of Rhodes
  • Lindos and its Acropolis
  • Saint Paul’s Bay
  • The Tsambika Monastery, and the beach named after it!
  • Epta Piges
  • The Valley of the Butterflies
  • The Ancient site of Kamiros
  • The castles of Kritinia and Monolithos
  • And, of course, the island’s numerous beaches!
Rhodes
Lindos, on the island of Rhodes

You can also book full-day tours, if you want to discover the others Dodecanese Islands. The most popular takes you to Symi Island.

You can book it right here!

You will find every details about all the places listed above in my article dedicated to Rhodes island: Visit Rhodes: the definitive guide.

Voyage Tips - Advice

As Rhodes is a very large island, you should rent a car. It’s the best way to go everywhere on the island!

Where to stay in Rhodes

When visiting Rhodes, you can either stay in the medieval city or its surroundings, or you can choose one of the many seaside resorts located near Faliraki or on the East coast.

Depending on what you like, here is a selection of the best places to stay in Rhodes.

Best hotels in Rhodes city

  • Hotel Angela Suites & Lobby: Located in the heart of Rhodes city, only 600 meters from the Palace of the Grand Master. The modern double rooms are starting from 60€ per night, with breakfast included. Strong points: The outdoor pool, the location, the quietness.
  • Ibiscus Hotel: Located only 200 meters from the aquarium, and 1 km from the medieval city. The spacious and bright double rooms are starting from 90€, including breakfast. What I loved: the pool, the location on the seaside, the great breakfast.
  • Bellevue Suites: Located 15 minutes away from the medieval city. This hotel offers double rooms with large bay windows and sea view, starting from 180€ per night, including breakfast. Strong points: the pool, the kind staff, the copious and varied breakfast.
  • Rodos Park Suites & Spa: This 5-star hotel is located only a 5-minute walk from the entrance of the medieval city. You will love its spacious and comfortable double rooms, with balcony and a view of the gardens or the city. The price starts at 210€ per night, with breakfast included. What I loved: the pool, the garden, the spa, the location. The best choice for a luxury stay in Rhodes!

Best hotels in Rhodes East coast

  • Dias Studios Hotel: Located only a 10-minute walk from the beach and from Faliraki’s city centre. The studios flats, with a small kitchen and balcony are starting from 40€ with breakfast included. Strong points: the family atmosphere, the cleanliness.
  • La Marquise Luxury Resort Complex: Located only 4 minutes from the beach, in the heart of a 12 hectare natural park, this 5-star hotel offers double rooms with a great view of the gardens, starting from 100€ per night including breakfast. What I loved: the 6 outdoors and the indoor pool, the park, the room’s beautiful design. It’s the best value for money in Rhodes !
  • Esperos Village Blue & Spa – Adults Only: This luxury resort is located in the seaside resort of Faliraki. The bright and large rooms with sea view are starting from 150€ per night, with breakfast included. Strong points: the free shuttle inside the resort, the tennis courts, and the quietness of this adult-only hotel! It’s the best hotel for a romantic gateway in Rhodes!
  • Elysium Resort & Spa: Located on the seaside of Kallithea. The spacious and elegant rooms, with a great sea view, are starting from 180€ per night, including breakfast. Strong points: the “lagoon” pool, the 800m² spa, the private beach, the gourmet restaurant, the amazing breakfast.
  • Mitsis Alila Resort & Spa: This 5-star hotel is located in Faliraki. The double rooms are really elegant and well decorated, with a sea view. The price starts at 270€ per night for an all-inclusive package. What I loved: the indoor and outdoor pool, the great restaurant, the private beach, the facilities. The best choice for a luxury stay in a resort in Rhodes!
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Monolithos Castle, on Rhodes Island

Now you know how to spend one month in Greece! If you have any questions about planning your 30 or 31 days itinerary in Greece, don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments section.

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