37 days in Greece Itinerary

37 days in Greece Itinerary

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37 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Corinth
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
3
Zakynthos Town, Zakynthos
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Delphi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Sparta
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
9
Paxos
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
10
Divarata, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
11
Sami, Cephalonia
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
12
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
13
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stop by Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

Before you visit Athens, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Athens reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Corinth.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
nights
Corinth

Corinth ©
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
On the 23rd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Archea Korinthos, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and then do a tasting at Ktima Palivou. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Corinth Canal, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corinth, then explore the ancient world of Akrokorinthos, and finally contemplate the long history of Lion Gate.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Corinth online trip planner .

You can take a bus from Athens to Corinth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Corinth can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zakynthos Town.

Things to do in Corinth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mycenae, Ktima Palivou
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

2
nights
Zakynthos Town, Zakynthos

Zakynthos Town ©
The commercial center of the eponymous island, Zakynthos Town bustles with the energy as excited tourists and residents go about their daily business.
Step out of Zakynthos Town to go to Vasilikos and see Gerakas Beach, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Dionisios Church, stroll through St Nicholas Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Banana Beach, and learn about winemaking at Grampsas Winery.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zakynthos Town online itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Corinth to Zakynthos Town with the Route module. September in Zakynthos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Zakynthos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vasilikos, Zakynthos, Kalamaki Crazy Golf& Restaurant, Grampsas Winery, Bochali View Point
Highlights from your plan
St Nicholas Beach ©
St Nicholas Beach
Dafni Beach ©
Dafni Beach
Water Village ©
Water Village

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stop by Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and finally stroll through Elia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town vacation site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zakynthos Town to Mykonos Town. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympia: Kyparissia Castle (in Kyparissia), Temple of Apollo Epikourios (in Skliros) and Kukuvaya (in Katakolo). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, and see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Mykonos Town to Olympia in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Olympia, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Kyparissia Castle, Temple of Apollo Epikourios, Kukuvaya
Highlights from your plan
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Temple of Apollo Epikourios ©
Temple of Apollo Epikourios

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, explore the ancient world of Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosios Loukas.

Plan my day in Delphi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Delphi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church, Hosios Loukas
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

3
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.
Step out of Heraklion to go to Matala and see Matala beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion planning website .

Getting from Delphi to Heraklion by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Delphi in October, Heraklion is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sparta.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Venture out of the city with trips to Monemvasia (Agia Sofia Church & Monemvasia Fortress), Mavrovouni Beach (in Gytheio) and Polylimnio Waterfall (in Charavgi). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mystras, appreciate the history behind Statue of Constantine Paleologos, explore the ancient world of Archaeological site of Mystra, and admire the masterpieces at Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sparta trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Heraklion to Sparta with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sparta when traveling from Heraklion in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Paxos.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Monemvasia, Mystras, Polylimnio Waterfall, Mavrovouni Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra
Polylimnio Waterfall ©
Polylimnio Waterfall

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Paxos

Paxos ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Erimitis Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mongonissi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vrika Beach. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Statue of Georgios Anemogiannis, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kipiadi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Monodendri Beach.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Paxos online trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Sparta to Paxos with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Paxos are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Divarata.

Things to do in Paxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Monodendri Beach ©
Monodendri Beach
Tripitos Arch ©
Tripitos Arch
Mongonissi ©
Mongonissi

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Divarata, Cephalonia

Divarata ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Myrtos Beach. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Assos, then look for gifts at Myrtillo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Myrtos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Vatsa Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Petani Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Divarata online travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paxos to Divarata. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sami.

Things to do in Divarata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lixouri, Assos, Myrtos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos Beach
Assos ©
Assos
Petani Beach ©
Petani Beach

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nights
Sami, Cephalonia

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Melissani Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sami: Kaminia Beach (in Eleios-Pronnoi), Skala Beach (in Skala) and Makris Gialos Beach (in Lassi). There's lots more to do: get outside with Vathy Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Port of Sami, steep yourself in history at Memorial Acqui Division, and enjoy the sand and surf at Antisamos Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sami trip builder website .

Sami is just a short distance from Divarata. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Sami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Skala Beach, Vathy Bay, Monastery of Agios Gerasimos, Kaminia Beach, Drogarati Cave
Highlights from your plan
Melissani Cave ©
Melissani Cave
Skala Beach ©
Skala Beach
Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach

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Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
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.
On the 19th (Mon), do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, then visit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, and then ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Akrotiri tour planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sami to Akrotiri in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and ferry. October in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Fira.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Venetsanos Winery
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fira online trip itinerary builder .

Fira is just a short distance from Akrotiri. October in Fira sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Oia, Kamari, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, Santo Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Helicopter Tours
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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