37 days in Greece Itinerary

37 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens
— 4 nights
2
Nafplio
— 3 nights
3
Hydra
— 2 nights
4
Monemvasia
— 3 nights
5
Olympia
— 2 nights
6
Delphi
— 3 nights
7
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
8
Ioannina
— 3 nights
9
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
10
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
11
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
12
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
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: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Athens travel site.

Rockhampton, Australia to Athens is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Rockhampton to Athens, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Rockhampton, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Athens, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Nafplio is known for historic sites, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, explore the world behind art at Nafplio National Gallery, sample the fine beverages at Karonis Distillery, and steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nafplio trip maker.

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in November, things will get little chillier in Nafplio: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation ©
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation

2
nights
Hydra

Hydra ©
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. On the 25th (Thu), look for gifts at Marialena Maramenou, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine), thenappreciate the history behind Andrea Miaoulis Monument, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Agios Matronas, explore by horseback at Harriets Hydra Horses, and then make a trip to Mount Eros Hydra.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nafplio to Hydra. Traveling from Nafplio in November, things will get a bit warmer in Hydra: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Hydra

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harriets Hydra Horses ©
Harriets Hydra Horses
Mount Eros Hydra ©
Mount Eros Hydra
Andrea Miaoulis Monument ©
Andrea Miaoulis Monument

3
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. When in Monemvasia, make a side trip to see Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία in Elafonisos, approximately Elafonisos away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), make a trip to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Monemvasia online travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Hydra to Monemvasia with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Liotrivi Monemvasia - Historical Mansion, Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία
Highlights from your plan
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία
Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church

2
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, thenpause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Olympia online tour builder.

Drive from Monemvasia to Olympia in 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Olympia can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Hermes by Praxiteles
Hermes by Praxiteles

3
nights
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
When in Delphi, make a side trip to see Recreational Park in Pavliani, approximately Pavliani away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Delphi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church, and take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus.

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Traveling by car from Olympia to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Olympia in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Delphi, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Recreational Park, Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

2
nights
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
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.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, thensee the interesting displays at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora, and finally take in the views from Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), thensnap pictures at Lithaios Central Bridge, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument for the Ipsoma 731.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Kalambaka trip planning site.

Getting from Delphi to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, Kalambaka is a bit cooler than Delphi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Trikala
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Roussanou Monastery ©
Roussanou Monastery

3
nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Change things up with a short trip to Kokkori Bridge in Koukouli (about 54 minutes away). Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Vikos – Aoos National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Voidomatis River, see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Ioannina Ch.Nikolaou.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Ioannina trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kalambaka to Ioannina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in December: high temperatures in Ioannina hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kokkori Bridge, Vrellis Greek History Museum, Voidomatis River
Highlights from your plan
Voidomatis River ©
Voidomatis River
Silversmithing Museum ©
Silversmithing Museum
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle

3
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
When in Corfu Town, make a side trip to see Corfu Beer in Arillas, approximately Arillas away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Paleokastritsa, see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Corfu Town trip planner.

Getting from Ioannina to Corfu Town by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. December in Corfu Town sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Monastery of Paleokastritsa, Horseback Riding Tours, Corfu Beer, Pontikonisi
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Paleokastritsa ©
Monastery of Paleokastritsa
Corfu Beer ©
Corfu Beer
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

3
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Thessaloniki is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Corfu Town in December, expect Thessaloniki to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
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 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, thenget a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, thenget engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, thensee the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, thenexplore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and finally admire the local landmark of Bembo Fountain.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Heraklion journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, Heraklion is a bit warmer than Thessaloniki - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Change things up with a short trip to Sunset in Oia in Oia (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the geological forces at Santorini Volcano.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fira online visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Fira are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santorini, Oia, Imerovigli
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

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