29 days in Greece, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

29 days in Greece, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

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Athens
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Hydra
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Athens
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Corinth
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Mycenae
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
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Monemvasia
— 1 night
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Mystras
— 1 night
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Olympia
— 1 night
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Delphi
— 1 night
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Athens
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
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Naxos Town
— 3 nights
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Sifnos
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Fira
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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've added Monastiraki, Mount Lycabettus, Central Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get great views at Mount Lycabettus. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, then admire the striking features of The Academy of Athens, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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

Seattle, USA to Athens is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Athens hover around 92°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Hydra

— 2 nights
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. You've now added Harriets Hydra Horses to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore by horseback at Harriets Hydra Horses. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra and then kick back and relax at Vlychos Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hydra road trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Hydra. In September, daily temperatures in Hydra can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Hydra

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hydra to Athens. You will leave for Corinth on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Transportation

Corinth

History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Corinth Canal. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Corinth Canal.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Corinth travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Athens to Corinth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Corinth are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Mycenae.

Things to do in Corinth

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Mycenae

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mycenae tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Corinth to Mycenae takes an hour. Traveling from Corinth in September, things will get little chillier in Mycenae: highs are around 81°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Great Theatre of Epidaurus as well as Fortress Palamidi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nafplio online tour planner.

Nafplio is very close to Mycenae. In September in Nafplio, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monemvasia

— 1 night
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Monemvasia trip builder website.

Drive from Nafplio to Monemvasia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mystras.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Mystras

— 1 night
Mystras or Mistras, also known as Myzithras in the Chronicle of the Morea, is a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Mystras has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Mystras.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Mystras trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Monemvasia to Mystras takes 1.5 hours. In September in Mystras, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Mystras

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Archaeological Site of Olympia.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Olympia travel route website.

Getting from Mystras to Olympia by car takes about 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Delphi

— 1 night
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Delphi trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Olympia to Delphi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites

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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, Kalambaka is a bit cooler than Delphi - with highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites

Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary website.

Drive from Kalambaka to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, Athens is a bit warmer than Kalambaka - with highs of 84°F and lows of 69°F. You will leave for Mykonos Town on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Transportation

Mykonos Town

— 3 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.
Archaeological Site of Delos has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), kick back and relax at Elia Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in September, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naxos Town

— 3 nights
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Explore Naxos Town's surroundings by going to Temple of Demeter (in Sangri) and Kastraki Beach (in Kastraki). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Naos tou Apollona - Portara, kick back and relax at Agia Anna Beach, get engrossed in the history at Archeological Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Finikas Beach.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Naxos Town visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Naxos Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Sifnos.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sifnos

— 4 nights
Sifnos is an island municipality in the Cyclades island group in Greece. Sifnos is known for beaches, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Church of the Seven Martyrs, don't miss a visit to Chrisopigi Monastery, kick back and relax at Vathi Beach, and stroll through Sifnos Trails.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sifnos attractions planner.

Ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Sifnos in 5.5 hours. In September in Sifnos, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Sifnos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Fira

— 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fira holiday maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Sifnos to Fira takes 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

Naxos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and advantageous winds, the island offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and other watersports. Most of the island's western coastline boasts one sandy beach splashed by blue waters rich in marine life--a big draw for amateur scuba divers. The mountainous interior provides a look at the quieter side of the island, featuring a patchwork of lush valleys, quaint villages, and ancient sites. For a change of pace and a bit of modern dining and shopping, visit Hora, the island's biggest city.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.