31 days in Greece Itinerary

31 days in Greece Itinerary

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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Delphi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 2 nights
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Nafplio
— 4 nights
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Hydra
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 5 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
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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.
Corfu Town is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Spiridon, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip planner.

London, UK to Corfu Town is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Corfu Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, expect Corfu Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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.
On the 5th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, explore the ancient world of Rotunda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), view the masterpieces at Seikilo, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip itinerary app.

Getting from Corfu Town to Thessaloniki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Thessaloniki are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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 7th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Hellenic Culture Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then don't miss a visit to Meteora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, Kalambaka is slightly colder than Thessaloniki - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums

Delphi

— 3 nights
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Go for a jaunt from Delphi to Gravia to see Hani of Gravia about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Delphi, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi, take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Delphi online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kalambaka to Delphi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Delphi, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, don't miss a visit to Archaeological Site of Olympia, and then awaken your taste buds at Guide me in Greece tours.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympia day trip planning site.

You can drive from Delphi to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Nafplio

— 4 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Step out of Nafplio with an excursion to Archea Korinthos in Corinth--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Panaghia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, and admire the masterpieces at Nafplio National Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nafplio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Nafplio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nafplio, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, pause for some photo ops at Andrea Miaoulis Monument, then explore by horseback at Harriets Hydra Horses, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, relax and rejuvenate at Armonia Wellness Center, then don't miss a visit to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra, and finally don't miss a visit to Mount Eros Hydra.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hydra tour builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nafplio to Hydra. Traveling from Nafplio in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Hydra. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Hydra

Museums · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

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: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hydra to Athens. In May, daytime highs in Athens are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Delos (House of Dionysus, Archaeological Site of Delos, &more). There's still lots to do: stop by Little Venice, kick back and relax at Agrari Beach, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town road trip website.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of Fira to go to Akrotiri and see La Ponta, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, and trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary planning website.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Tours

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 30th (Sun): meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and finally steep yourself in history at Castello del Molo (Koules). On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Heraklion trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.