38 days in Greece Itinerary

38 days in Greece Itinerary

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38 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Lindos, Rhodes
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Zagorohoria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ioannina
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Corinth
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
7
Athens
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Chania Town, Crete
— 5 nights
shuttle:  2​h 15​min
10
Heraklion, Crete
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h
11
Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv


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4
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Get out of town with these interesting Lindos side-trips: Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes (in Rhodes Town), Faliraki Beach (in Faliraki) and Epta Piges (in Kolympia). Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, stroll through Tsambika Beach, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Kamiros.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Lindos online vacation builder .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lindos is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, you will find days in Lindos are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Zagorohoria.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Faliraki Beach, Ancient Kamiros, Epta Piges, Tsambika Beach, Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
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Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach

1
night
Zagorohoria

Zagorohoria ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): snap pictures at Bridge of Plakidas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Convent of Agia Paraskevi, then take in the dramatic natural features at Vikos Gorge, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Vikos Gorge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Drakolimni and then explore the activities along Voidomatis River.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zagorohoria trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lindos to Zagorohoria. When traveling from Lindos in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Zagorohoria: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ioannina.

Things to do in Zagorohoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monodendri, Vikos Gorge
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Vikos Gorge ©
Vikos Gorge
Vikos Gorge ©
Vikos Gorge
Drakolimni ©
Drakolimni

1
night
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis, admire the landmark architecture of Aslan Pasha Mosque, then step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Archeologiko Mousio Ioanninon, and finally head outdoors with Alpine Zone.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ioannina trip planner .

You can drive from Zagorohoria to Ioannina in an hour. Traveling from Zagorohoria in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ioannina, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Adventure Tours
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Lake Pamvotis ©
Lake Pamvotis
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle
Archeologiko Mousio Ioanninon ©
Archeologiko Mousio Ioanninon

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, explore the landscape on two wheels at Meteora, then examine the collection at Natural History Museum of Meteora & Mushroom Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kalambaka online itinerary planner .

Getting from Ioannina to Kalambaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ioannina in October: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Delphi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosios Loukas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parnassus, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila).

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Delphi journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In November, Delphi is a bit warmer than Kalambaka - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Corinth.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hosios Loukas
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Corinth

Corinth ©
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
Get out of town with these interesting Corinth side-trips: Nafplio (Nauplion Promenade, Palamidi Castle, & more), Epidaurus Theater (in Epidavros) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Archea Korinthos, explore the striking landscape at Acrocorinth, and explore the ancient world of Archaelogical site of Nemea.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Corinth trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Delphi to Corinth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Corinth, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Corinth

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nafplio, Archaeological Site Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Archaelogical site of Nemea
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

7
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, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take a stroll through Plaka.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Athens travel planner .

Traveling by car from Corinth to Athens takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, and finally don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with Baseline Canyoning, then stop by Hellofrom Thessaloniki, then pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip itinerary site .

Getting from Athens to Thessaloniki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Athens in November, things will get slightly colder in Thessaloniki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

5
nights
Chania Town, Crete

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi), Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia) and Rethymnon (Rethymnon Old Town, The Venetian Fortezza, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, do a tasting at Karavitakis Emmanouil, delve into the distant past at Ancient Aptera, and kick back and relax at Balos Lagoon.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chania Town vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Thessaloniki to Chania Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, Chania Town is somewhat warmer than Thessaloniki - with highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Elafonissi Beach, Samaria Gorge National Park, Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, Kastro Gramvoussas
Highlights from your plan
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park
Elafonissi  Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

4
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.
Explore Heraklion's surroundings by going to Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum.

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

Drive from Chania Town to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
When in Fira, make a side trip to see Ekklisia Panagia Platsani in Oia, approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, choose your vessel at Alex Private Boat Rental, enjoy the sand and surf at KAMARA BEACH, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sunset in Oia.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fira online day trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2 hours. In November in Fira, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Oia, Kamari, Santorini, Akrotiri, Megalochori
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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