29 days in Greece Itinerary

29 days in Greece Itinerary

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29 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h
4
Kalamata
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Athens
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 6 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Sydney

4
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.
Relax by the water at Panormos Beach and Elia Beach. For shopping fun, head to Fish & Olive or Triciclo Art Shop Mykonos. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Ornos Beach, stroll through Agios Sostis Beach, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Mykonos Town. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Ornos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll get in some beach time at Red Beach and Caldera Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Akrotiri and Mnemossyne Gallery. Step out of Fira to go to Perivolos and see Perivolos, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, stop by Atlantis Books, browse the exhibits of Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop, and learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A..

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Fira driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Fira, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Kamari, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, Art Space
Highlights from your plan
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

3
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Palace of Knossos and Winery Stilianou. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heraklion: Matala beach (in Matala), Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia) and Kurtes (in Zaros). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion road trip planning tool .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. July in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kalamata.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurtes, Kazantzakis Museum, The Palace of Knossos, Matala beach, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Kalamata

Kalamata ©
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Old Watermill and Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta. We've included these beaches for you: Voidokilia Beach and Lagouvardos Beach. Explore Kalamata's surroundings by going to Petrochori Beach (in Petrochori), Mystras (in Sparta) and St. Peter Church (in Kastania). There's more to do: pick up some local products at Kalamata Farmer's Market and delve into the distant past at Antigua Mesenia.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalamata trip itinerary maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Heraklion to Kalamata. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Heraklion in July since evenings lows in Kalamata dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Kalamata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Petrochori, Sparta, St. Peter Church, Lagouvardos Beach, Antigua Mesenia
Highlights from your plan
Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Mystras ©
Mystras
Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Archaeological Site Mycenae and The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary (in Kranidi) and Astros Beach (in Paralio Astros). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Luke Archibishop, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip planner .

Getting from Kalamata to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Kalamata in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Nafplio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Astros Beach
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and Ermou Street. Shop till you drop at Taf The Art Foundation and Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Plaka, take in the exciting artwork at Technohoros Art Gallery, browse the exhibits of Ioannidou Art Gallery, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Athens driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nafplio to Athens by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

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

6
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
Corfu Museum of Asian Art and Emporion D'artes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at St. Spyridon First Beach and Porto Timoni Beach. Explore Corfu Town's surroundings by going to Barbati Beach (in Barbati), Paleokastritsa (La Grotta Beach & Paleokastritsa Beach) and Marathias Beach (in Marathias). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, kick back and relax at Yali Beach, browse the exhibits of Corfu Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerasia Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Corfu Town journey builder site .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Corfu Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in July since evenings lows in Corfu Town dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kassiopi, Paleokastritsa, Porto Timoni Beach, St. Spyridon First Beach, Paralia Agios Georgios
Highlights from your plan
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

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