34 days in Greece Itinerary

34 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Bus
2
Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corinth
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Athens
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Gournes, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive to Heraklion, Ferry to Oia
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Oia, Santorini
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Fira, Santorini
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Schulenburg Statue, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, then examine the collection at Casa Parlante, then get to know the fascinating history of The Liston, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Spiridon. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paleokastritsa Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town road trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Corfu Town is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: highs in Corfu Town hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Ioannina.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Ioannina

— 2 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vrellis Greek History Museum and Ioannina Castle. There's still lots to do: see Alpine Zone, admire the landmark architecture of Aslan Pasha Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Municipal Ethnographic Museum of Ioannina, and examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Ioannina trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Corfu Town to Ioannina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December in Ioannina, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Kalambaka

— 2 nights
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 16th (Fri): visit Old City of Trikala, admire the landmark architecture of Koursoum Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Matsopoulou Mill, then take in the views from Stone Bridge Gate, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Porta Panagia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Hellenic Culture Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, then look for gifts at Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi), then examine the collection at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ieros Naos Kimiseos tis Theotokou.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka day trip planning app.

Getting from Ioannina to Kalambaka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ioannina in December: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Delphi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parnassus, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Delphi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, Delphi is a bit warmer than Kalambaka - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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 20th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, then examine the collection at Legends Of Greek Mythology, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nicolaos Church. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Archimedes Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, and then experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Olympia online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Lion of Bavaria, then pause for some photo ops at Kolokotroni Statue, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Nafplio National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Panaghia, then look for gifts at TASTE3, then brush up on your military savvy at War Museum Nafplio Branch, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nafplio trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Nafplio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, Nafplio is little chillier than Olympia - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Corinth.

Things to do in Nafplio

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Corinth

— 2 nights
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Corinth Canal, do a tasting at Ktima Palivou, do a tasting at Domaine Skouras Winery, then learn about winemaking at Ktima Bairaktaris, and finally look for gifts at Fereikos snails. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Environment Museum of Stymphalia, then explore the ancient world of Akrokorinthos, and then get to know the fascinating history of Archea Korinthos.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Corinth road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Corinth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Corinth when traveling from Nafplio in December, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Corinth

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Athens

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Erechtheion and Mount Lycabettus. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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You can drive from Corinth to Athens in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Crete

— 2 nights
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Attractions like Reptisland and Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Monastery of Arkadi and The Venetian Fortezza. When in Rethymnon, make a side trip to see Paralia Polyrizos in Rodakino, approximately Rodakino away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Contemporary Art Museum of Crete, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Damoni Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Rethymnon trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Athens to Rethymnon in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Moni Palianis, 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, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Lampogialo - Rage Room. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, stop by Nerium Oleander, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, get your game on at VR Lab, then make a trip to Turkish Pumphouse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion online road trip planner.

Take a shuttle from Rethymnon to Heraklion in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Gournes.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Gournes, Crete

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Kounaviano Gorge, examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and then get outside with Neroulakia Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Kassakis Bros, then make a trip to Nikos Doxastakis Pottery, then get in on the family fun at Dinosauria Park, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gournes day trip planning site.

Gournes is very close to Heraklion. In January, daily temperatures in Gournes can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Gournes

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Santorini

— 2 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 7th (Sat), steep yourself in history at The Castle of St Nicholas, then kick back and relax at Katharos Beach, then make a trip to Wave, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Oria Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Baxedes Beach, then don't miss a visit to Nikolaou Nomikou, then view the masterpieces at Oia Treasures Art Gallery, and finally stop by Eponymo.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oia day trip planning site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Gournes to Oia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Oia sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Fira.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Fira, Santorini

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, get a taste of the local shopping with Asimis Kolaitou Art Gallery Santorini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and make a trip to Three Bells of Fira.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fira day trip planner.

Fira is very close to Oia. In January, daytime highs in Fira are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Shopping · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.