36 days in Greece Itinerary

36 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip itinerary planner

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Athens
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 5 nights
Drive
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Skoutari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gialova
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kalamata Airport, Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Heraklion
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Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly
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Faliraki, Rhodes
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Akrotiri, Santorini
— 4 nights
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Athens

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Visit Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, look for gifts at Canvas, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and stop by Plaka.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Athens is 7 hours. In May, Athens is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 77°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Astros Beach and Tigani beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Fortress Palamidi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: Paralia Fokianos (in Fokiano) and Paralia Lepitsa (in Kranidi). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Kyriaki Church, and stop by Metallagi Jewelry.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nafplio visit planner.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Athens in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 47°F in Nafplio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Skoutari.

Things to do in Nafplio

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skoutari

— 3 nights
Skoutari is a village and a community of the municipality of East Mani. Do some cultural sightseeing at Akrotiri Tenaro Lighthouse and Agiou Nikolaou Church. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Foneas Beach and Skoutari Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Skoutari side-trips: Marmari Beach (in Marmari) and Agios Nikolaos Beach (in Agios Nikolaos).

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Skoutari road trip app.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Skoutari takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nafplio in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Skoutari. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Gialova.

Things to do in Skoutari

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gialova

— 5 nights
Gialova is a village on Navarino Bay in the municipality of Pylos-Nestor in the regional unit of Messenia in the south-west Peloponnese, Greece, about six kilometres north of Pylos. Castle of Pylos and Temple of Apollo Epikourios are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Voidokilia Beach and Bouka-Mati Beach. Explore Gialova's surroundings by going to Peroulia Beach (in Vounaria), Kalo Nero Beach (in Kalo Nero) and Finikounda Beach (in Finikounda). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Petrochori Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagouvardos Beach.

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You can drive from Skoutari to Gialova in 2.5 hours. May in Gialova sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Gialova

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fortress Spinalonga and Matala Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Kazantzakis Museum. Take a break from Heraklion with a short trip to Reptisland in Melidoni, about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Heraklion planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gialova to Heraklion. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gialova in June: highs in Heraklion hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to Faliraki.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Faliraki, Rhodes

— 4 nights
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
Get some cultural insight at Village of Lindos and The Acropolis of Rhodes. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Faliraki Beach and Lindos Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Valley of the Butterflies (in Petaloudes), Acropolis of Lindos (in Lindos) and Agathi Beach (in Haraki). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach and learn about winemaking at Emery Winery.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Faliraki online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Faliraki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Faliraki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Aegean Maritime Museum and Paraportiani Church. Visit Panormos Beach and Paraga Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fokos Beach, look for gifts at White, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Faliraki to Mykonos Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santorini

— 4 nights

Greek Pompeii

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Get in touch with nature at Perissa Black Sand Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Museum-lovers will get to explore Monastery of Profitis Ilias and Cultural Village. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, identify plant and animal life at Experience Horse Riding, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, and get maximum retail therapy with Sand Lily Boutique.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Akrotiri trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.