26 days in Greece Itinerary

26 days in Greece Itinerary

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26 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Sparta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Kardamili
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h
8
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 5 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Family-friendly places like Plaka and Acropolis of Athens will thrill your kids. Visit Temple of Olympian Zeus and Temple of Athena Nike for their historical value. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou), admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and delve into the distant past at Erechtheion.

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Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Family-friendly places like Astros Beach and Acrocorinth will thrill your kids. Visit Epidaurus Theater and Archaeological Site Mycenae for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Panaghia.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nafplio trip itinerary app .

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in June since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Akrokorinthos, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Astros Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

3
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Bring the kids along to Simos Beach and Mystras. Get outdoors at Skoutari Beach and Mourtias Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Ancient Messene in Messini (about 1h 05 min away). There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological site of Mystra.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sparta day trip website .

You can drive from Nafplio to Sparta in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in June, Sparta is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kardamili.

Things to do in Sparta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Antigua Mesenia, Skoutari Beach, Archaeological site of Mystra, Mourtias Beach, Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία
Highlights from your plan
Mystras ©
Mystras
Skoutari Beach ©
Skoutari Beach

3
nights
Kardamili

Kardamili ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Alypa Beach and Peroulia Beach. Visiting Agios Nikolaos Beach and Foneas Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Zaga Beach (in Koroni), Agiou Nikolaou Church (in Platsa) and Caves of Diros (in Areopoli).

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kardamili travel planner .

Traveling by car from Sparta to Kardamili takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kardamili are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Kardamili

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Agiou Nikolaou Church, Agios Nikolaos Beach, Zaga Beach, Alypa Beach, Peroulia Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Bead Shop Kardamyli ©
The Bead Shop Kardamyli

1
day
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Heraklion trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Kardamili to Heraklion with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kardamili in June: highs in Heraklion hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

Tsilivi ©
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Ampoula Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Vrahos Beach and Speed Boats Tours. When in Tsilivi, make a side trip to see Mikro Nisi Beach in Mikro Nisi, approximately 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Plakaki Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamaki Beach.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tsilivi day trip app .

Getting from Heraklion to Tsilivi by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In June, daytime highs in Tsilivi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ampoula Beach, Kalamaki Beach, Plakaki Beach, Mikro Nisi Beach, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Highlights from your plan
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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 Panormos Beach and Kapari Beach. Visiting Paradise Beach and Platis Gialos Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, kick back and relax at Kalo Livadi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and stroll through Elia Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tsilivi to Mykonos Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tsilivi in June: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Kapari Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

5
nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Akrotiri and Castelli of Emporio. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Beach and Vlychada Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, stroll through Caldera Beach, do a tasting at Santo Winery, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Akrotiri day trip planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In June in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santorini, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Perivolos, Boutari Winery
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

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