21 days in Chios, Samos & Lemnos Itinerary

21 days in Chios, Samos & Lemnos Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Armolia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kokkari
— 7 nights
Drive
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Lemnos
— 8 nights
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Armolia — 4 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Armolia side-trips: Agia Dinami Beach (in Emporios) and Paralia Kato Fana (in Mastichochoria).

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Armolia online route planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Armolia is an approximately 35-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Armolia is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in September, expect Armolia to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kokkari.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:

Kokkari — 7 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Pythagorion (Heraion of Samos, Tunnel of Eupalinos, &more), Pappa Beach (in Ireon) and Karlovasi (Potami Waterfalls & Potami Beach).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kokkari itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Armolia to Kokkari in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September in Kokkari, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lemnos.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 15:

Lemnos — 8 nights

On the 17th (Fri), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Keros beach.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lemnos trip planner.

Getting from Kokkari to Lemnos by car takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kokkari in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lemnos, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 23:

Chios travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Mastic Island
Rich history and scenic landscapes make Chios one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Aegean. Nicknamed the "Mastic Island" because it remains one of the world's major producers and exporters of mastic gum, Chios offers visitors a chance to explore medieval villages and age-old monasteries. Start at the ancient settlement serving as the island's center of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Alternatively, make the southwestern port of Mesta your base for touring a cluster of satellite islands reachable by boat or ferry. The island is nearer to the Turkish coastline than the Greek mainland, and as a result shares much of eastern Turkey's topography of rugged crags and fragrant citrus groves.

Samos travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Nightlife · Caves
Green Island
An island of volcanic mountains and terraced vineyards, Samos lies near the Turkish mainland and serves as a convenient resting point on the route between Athens and Izmir. Rich in history and culture, Samos experienced its golden age as a powerful and wealthy independent state long before Athens expanded its influence as the region's principal urban center. In modern times, the island has become a popular holiday destination, known mostly for its beaches, coastal paths, and ancient sites. The island's top attractions include the World Heritage-listed remains of a vast sanctuary devoted to Hera and a 2,500-year-old aqueduct, regarded as one of the highest achievements of ancient engineering.