34 days in Greece Itinerary

34 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece vacation planner

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Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Nafplio
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kardamili
— 1 night
Drive
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
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Hydra
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 7 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Thessaloniki

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like White Tower of Thessaloniki and Aristotelous Square. Take a break from Thessaloniki with a short trip to Republic Square in Katerini, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, and see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Thessaloniki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Thessaloniki is 2 hours. When traveling from London in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Thessaloniki: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for gifts at Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi), take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Ethereal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery, see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, steep yourself in history at Old City of Trikala, then examine the collection at Tsitsani Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Porta Panagia.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kalambaka trip planner.

Drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Thessaloniki in February, things will get a bit cooler in Kalambaka: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Delphi and Parnassus. Step out of Delphi with an excursion to Katafygio-Oiti in Panourgias--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, and take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

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

You can drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in February, expect Delphi to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, then experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, then pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Euphoria Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, and then stop by Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February in Olympia, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Nafplio

— 5 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Archea Korinthos and Bourtzi. Change things up with a short trip to Akrokorinthos in Corinth (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Arvanitia beach.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nafplio vacation planner.

Drive from Olympia to Nafplio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in February, things will get a bit cooler in Nafplio: highs are around 14°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kardamili.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kardamili

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Sophia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamitsi Beach, then look for gifts at The Bead Shop Kardamyli, and finally head outdoors with Vyros Gorge.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Kardamili trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Nafplio to Kardamili by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nafplio in February; daily highs in Kardamili reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Kardamili

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Monemvasia

— 2 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 26th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Sofia Church, then stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and then step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, and finally make a trip to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Monemvasia tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kardamili to Monemvasia in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Museums · 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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum), then ride a horse along Harriets Hydra Horses, then pause for some photo ops at Andrea Miaoulis Monument, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Armonia Wellness Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Marialena Maramenou, pause for some serene contemplation at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, admire the masterpieces at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, then don't miss a visit to Mount Eros Hydra, and finally don't miss a visit to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hydra road trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Monemvasia to Hydra. In February, daily temperatures in Hydra can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Hydra

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Athens

— 7 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Bring the kids along to Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Spata to see Attica Zoological Park about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Athens attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hydra to Athens. March in Athens sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Kids will enjoy Paradise Beach and Agios Stefanos Beach. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Beautyworld Spa, make a trip to Matoyianni Street, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalo Livadi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Super Paradise Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. March in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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 12th (Fri): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally stop by Nerium Oleander. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, then contemplate the long history of Castello del Molo (Koules), then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and finally learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Heraklion takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. March in Heraklion sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) 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.