29 days in Greece Itinerary

29 days in Greece Itinerary

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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
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Athens
— 5 nights
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
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Olympia
— 2 nights
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Delphi
— 2 nights
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corfu Town: Kassiopi Castle (in Kassiopi), Arena horse riding corfu (in Perithia) and St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, experience rural life at MKB Corfu Beekeeping Vasilakis, step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, and look for all kinds of wild species at Madalena Boat Trips.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town route planner.

Detroit, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Detroit to Corfu Town, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in May, Corfu Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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 7th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then steep yourself in history at Castello del Molo (Koules), then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Aegeo Spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Heraklion in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

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: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip planning site.

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · 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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, see some colorful creatures with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ornos Beach, and kick back and relax at Panormos Beach.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town day trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi and then see where the action happens at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, then get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Panaghia, and finally delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nafplio vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Athens in May, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Olympia

— 2 nights
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 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Euphoria Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, then learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, then pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Olympia trip builder website.

Getting from Nafplio to Olympia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 56°F in Olympia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Wineries

Delphi

— 2 nights
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 26th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then catch a live event at Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, and finally relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Delphi trip tool.

Getting from Olympia to Delphi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Delphi, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kalambaka

— 1 night
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then don't miss a visit to Meteora, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kalambaka itinerary planner.

Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in May, expect Kalambaka to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites

Thessaloniki

— 2 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and finally don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum and then learn about winemaking at Ktima Gerovassiliou.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki itinerary planner.

Getting from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in May, with highs in Thessaloniki at 78°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Wineries · 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.