29 days in Greece Itinerary

29 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece sightseeing planner

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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 1 night
Drive
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Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos
— 4 nights
Ferry to Pesáda, Drive to Argostolion
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Argostolion, Kefalonia
— 3 nights
Bus to Kefallinia, Fly to Heraklion
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu

— 3 nights
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: Roda Beach (in Roda), St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas) and Folklore Museum of Acharavi (in Acharavi). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, experience rural life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, and get a dose of the wild on Madalena Boat Trips.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip itinerary builder.

Manchester, UK to Corfu Town is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Corfu Town. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect nights in Corfu Town to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are much hotter, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Athens

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Athens route planner.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. July in Athens sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Nafplio

— 2 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns and then contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, and finally delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio day trip planner.

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nafplio, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Olympia

— 1 night
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Olympia day trip planning site.

Getting from Nafplio to Olympia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Olympia when traveling from Nafplio in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tsilivi (Planos).

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Wineries

Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos

— 4 nights
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Venture out of the city with trips to Renata Boat (in Alykanas), Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria) and Goumas Estate - Art & Wine Winery (in Maries). The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at Holistic Heaven, enjoy the sand and surf at Alykes Beach, see the interesting displays at Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Banana Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tsilivi (Planos) using our trip planner.

Drive from Olympia to Tsilivi (Planos) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tsilivi (Planos) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Argostolion.

Things to do in Tsilivi (Planos)

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Argostolion, Kefalonia

— 3 nights
A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
Explore Argostolion's surroundings by going to Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Dimitrios-Efthimia (in Katelios), Kefalonia Wine Tour (in Omala) and Kaminia Beach (in Eleios-Pronnoi). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Dias Beekeeping, do a tasting at Gentilini Winery & Vineyards, take an in-depth tour of Corgialenios Istoriko kai Laografiko Mouseio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panagia Sissiotissa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Argostolion holiday app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Tsilivi (Planos) to Argostolion in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Heraklion.

Things to do in Argostolion

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stop by Inspira, then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, then do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, and finally do a tasting at Lyrarakis Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Argostolion to Heraklion in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Heraklion are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 4 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Explore Mykonos Town's surroundings by going to Delos (Mount Kynthos, Archaeological Site of Delos, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning tool.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.