38 days in Greece Itinerary

38 days in Greece Itinerary

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Ferry to Killini, Taxi to Olympia
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Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 5 nights
Drive
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
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Hydra
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 5 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Delphi
— 4 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olympia: Dimitsana (Offshore Hydropower Museum & The Holy Monastery of the Philosopher). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, examine the collection at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, and explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia online trip builder.

Tsilivi (Planos) to Olympia is an approximately 3-hour combination of ferry and taxi. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: Corinth Canal (in Isthmia) and Archea Korinthos (in Corinth). There's still lots to do: see where the action happens at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, steep yourself in history at Lion Gate, and delve into the distant past at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nafplio trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Olympia to Nafplio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Nafplio. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Monemvasia

— 2 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stop by To Kelari - Kastro Monemvasias, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), and finally step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, then don't miss a visit to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira, and finally contemplate the long history of Liotrivi Monemvasia - Historical Mansion.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Monemvasia itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Monemvasia in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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 14th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum), ride a horse along Harriets Hydra Horses, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra, admire the masterpieces at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, pause for some photo ops at Andrea Miaoulis Monument, indulge in some personalized pampering at Armonia Wellness Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, and finally look for gifts at Marialena Maramenou.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hydra road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Monemvasia to Hydra. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Hydra

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Athens

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take a stroll through Plaka, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hydra to Athens. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mykonos Town: Delos (House of Dionysus, Archaeological Site of Delos, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Little Venice, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and kick back and relax at Agrari Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. April in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fira online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Tours

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.
Explore Heraklion's surroundings by going to Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos) and Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, indulge in some personalized pampering at Thalasso by Aegeo Spas, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Heraklion trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 4 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.
Corfu Town is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dassia Beach, explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of The Liston.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town online attractions planner.

You can fly from Heraklion to Corfu Town in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In April in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Thessaloniki

— 3 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.
Step out of Thessaloniki to go to Epanomi and see Ktima Gerovassiliou, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in the exciting artwork at Seikilo, see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, and steep yourself in history at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki day trip planning app.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Wineries

Side Trips

Kalambaka

— 1 night
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 7th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Hellenic Culture Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture.

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Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Thessaloniki in May: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums

Delphi

— 4 nights
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Delphi: Recreational Park (in Pavliani) and Hani of Gravia (in Gravia). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Delphi, get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, and contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Delphi trip builder website.

Getting from Kalambaka to Delphi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Delphi, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · 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.