30 days in Greece, Cyprus & Beirut Itinerary

30 days in Greece, Cyprus & Beirut Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 4 nights
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Kastellorizo, Greece
— 5 nights
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Rhodes Town, Greece
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Paphos, Cyprus
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Athens, Greece — 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, visit Plaka, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Syntagma Station.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in Athens to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are much warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rhodes Town.
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Rhodes Town, Greece — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rhodes Town: Lindos (Acropolis of Lindos & Lindos Beach). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Evaggelismoy ths Theotokoy, don't miss a visit to Thalassini Pyli, and explore the ancient world of Great Hamam.

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

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rhodes Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rhodes Town: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Kastellorizo.
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Kastellorizo, Greece — 5 nights

Kastellorizo is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Blue Grotto, admire the landmark architecture of Agios Georgos tou Horafiou, delve into the distant past at Medieval Castle of Knights Kastellorizo, and step into the grandiose world of Paleokastro.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kastellorizo online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rhodes Town to Kastellorizo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Rhodes Town.
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Rhodes Town, Greece — 1 night

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rhodes Town route planning website.

You can fly from Kastellorizo to Rhodes Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Paphos.
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Paphos, Cyprus — 5 nights

The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Paphos side-trips: Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia) and Limassol City (Kourion & Fasouri Watermania Water Park). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 12th (Wed) at Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Pafos Zoo, and go for a walk through Paphos Harbour and Port.

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You can fly from Rhodes Town to Paphos in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In July in Paphos, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Beirut.
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Beirut, Lebanon — 11 nights

Paris of the East

Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chir Bay (in Jiyeh), Beit Eddine (in Beiteddine) and Atelier Assaf (in Warhanieh). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Baalbek Roman Ruins, look for all kinds of wild species at Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Beirut trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Paphos to Beirut by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Beirut can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Greece travel guide

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Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Rhodes travel guide

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Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.
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Cyprus travel guide

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From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.
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