26 days in Greece Itinerary

26 days in Greece Itinerary

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26 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Subway:  17 h 15 min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Perachora
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
4
Loutraki
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
5
Corinth
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Nemea
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Sparta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Pirgos Dirou
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Elafonisos
— 2 nights
Travel:  6 h
11
Hydra
— 2 nights
Travel:  3 h 30 min
12
Epidavros
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
13
Mycenae
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Denver

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Orlik Gallery and Ioannidou Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, and view the masterpieces at Technohoros Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Denver, USA to Athens is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in May, expect nights in Athens to be much warmer, around 64°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Legrena Beach, Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

1
night
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 3rd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Delphi driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 64°F in Delphi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Perachora.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

1
night
Perachora

Perachora ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the ancient world of West Court of Heraion of Perachora.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Perachora route planning tool .

You can drive from Delphi to Perachora in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Perachora are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Loutraki.

Things to do in Perachora

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
West Court of Heraion of Perachora ©
West Court of Heraion of Perachora

1
night
Loutraki

Loutraki ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Loutraki Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Moni Osiou Patapiou, then contemplate the waterfront views at Limni Vouliagmeni, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Melagavi (Iraion).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Loutraki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Loutraki is just a short distance from Perachora. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Corinth.

Things to do in Loutraki

Parks Beaches Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Limni Vouliagmeni ©
Limni Vouliagmeni

2
nights
Corinth

Corinth ©
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stop by Fereikos snails, then delve into the distant past at Akrokorinthos, and then get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corinth, contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo, then stroll through Corinth Canal, then kick back and relax at Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring, and finally snap pictures at Submersible Bridges.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Corinth trip planner.

Corinth is just a stone's throw from Loutraki. In June, daily temperatures in Corinth can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Nemea.

Things to do in Corinth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring
Highlights from your plan
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Archaeological Museum of Corinth ©
Archaeological Museum of Corinth

1
night
Nemea

Nemea ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): do a tasting at Ktima Palivou, then delve into the distant past at Archaelogical site of Nemea, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Nemea, and finally contemplate the long history of Monastery of the Dormition Rock Nemea.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nemea trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Corinth to Nemea by car takes about an hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Corinth in June; daily highs in Nemea reach 83°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Nemea

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Archaelogical site of Nemea ©
Archaelogical site of Nemea
Archaeological Museum of Nemea ©
Archaeological Museum of Nemea

2
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta, appreciate the history behind Statue of Constantine Paleologos, then contemplate the long history of Mystras, and finally delve into the distant past at Archaeological site of Mystra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mavrovouni Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sparta tour site .

Drive from Nemea to Sparta in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sparta when traveling from Nemea in June, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pirgos Dirou.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Archaeological site of Mystra, Mavrovouni Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra
Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil ©

1
night
Pirgos Dirou

Pirgos Dirou ©
On the 11th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery, explore the fascinating underground world of Spilaio Glyfada, then explore the historical opulence of Kelefa Castle, and finally take some stellar pictures from Prophet Elias.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pirgos Dirou online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sparta to Pirgos Dirou takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Pirgos Dirou

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spilaio Glyfada, Prophet Elias
Highlights from your plan
Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery ©
Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery
Prophet Elias ©
Prophet Elias

2
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, and then delve into the distant past at Monemvasia Fortress. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plytras Beach, and finally do a tasting at Monemvasia Winery.

Planning Monemvasia trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pirgos Dirou to Monemvasia in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Monemvasia Winery, Plytras Beach
Highlights from your plan
Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church

2
nights
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. On the 14th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Megali Paralia, then kick back and relax at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία, and then stroll through Lefki Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Panagia Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Elafonisos online vacation planner .

You can drive from Monemvasia to Elafonisos in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia
Panagia Beach
Panagia Beach

2
nights
Hydra

Hydra ©
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Andrea Miaoulis Monument, then kick back and relax at Mandraki Resort Beach, then explore the world behind art at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, and finally take a pleasant ride with Harriets Hydra Horses. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Agios Matronas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, then stop by Marialena Maramenou, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine).

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hydra tour itinerary planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Elafonisos to Hydra with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Hydra can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Epidavros.

Things to do in Hydra

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Harriets Hydra Horses ©
Harriets Hydra Horses
Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra ©
Mandraki Resort Beach ©
Mandraki Resort Beach

2
nights
Epidavros

Epidavros ©
One of the ancient world's famed places of healing, Epidavros today remains best known as the site of a remarkably well-preserved Hellenic theater, designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 18th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Epidaurus Archaeological Museum and then contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Lepitsa Beach, see the interesting displays at Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary, then delve into the distant past at The Sunken City - Ancient Epidaurus, and finally explore the ancient world of Sanctuary of Asklepios.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Epidavros journey maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hydra to Epidavros. Traveling from Hydra in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Epidavros, with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mycenae.

Things to do in Epidavros

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Lepitsa Beach, Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Sanctuary of Asklepios ©
Sanctuary of Asklepios
The Sunken City - Ancient Epidaurus ©

2
nights
Mycenae

Mycenae ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Lion Gate, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, then indulge your taste buds at Street Market Tripoli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Church of St. Basil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Golden Mycenae, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae, then take in the exciting artwork at Agora art gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mycenae driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Epidavros to Mycenae in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tripoli
Highlights from your plan
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Citadel and Treasury of Atreus
Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

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