38 days in Greece Itinerary

38 days in Greece Itinerary

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38 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Oia, Santorini
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 4 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
4
Athens
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Nafplio
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
10
Lindos, Rhodes
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

5
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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, kick back and relax at Agios Stefanos Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Mykonos Town is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in October, with highs in Mykonos Town at 25°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Elia Beach, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Paraga Beach, Agios Sostis Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

5
nights
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Explore Oia's surroundings by going to Akrotiri (Akrotiri & Red Beach), Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Kamari (Ancient Thera & KAMARA BEACH). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, hike along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, do sightseeing your way with Alex Private Boat Rental, and stop by Koukla Art.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oia holiday builder .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Oia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. October in Oia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Heraklion: Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Rethymnon (Rethymnon Old Town, Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, & more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Heraklion online holiday planner .

Ride a ferry from Oia to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. November in Heraklion sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Kazantzakis Museum, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
Highlights from your plan
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga

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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip builder tool .

Getting from Heraklion to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In November, daytime highs in Athens are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Nafplio.

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

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Corinth (Acrocorinth & Archea Korinthos), Mystras (in Sparta) and Epidaurus Theater (in Epidavros). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Palamidi Castle, look for gifts at Olive Tree Boutique, delve into the distant past at Archaelogical site of Nemea, and contemplate the long history of Fortress Palamidi.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nafplio online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in November; daily highs in Nafplio reach 19°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Corinth, Olive Tree Boutique, Archaelogical site of Nemea, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Mystras ©
Mystras

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 20th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, then steep yourself in history at Ancient Olympia, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, and finally savor the flavors at Agriturismo Magna Grecia. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and finally experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Olympia vacation site .

Drive from Nafplio to Olympia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nafplio in November, with highs in Olympia at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Wineries Tours
Highlights from your plan
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Delphi.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Delphi trip tool .

Getting from Olympia to Delphi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Delphi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

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 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then grab your bike and head to Meteora, then see the interesting displays at Natural History Museum of Meteora & Mushroom Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kalambaka trip planner .

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Delphi in November, things will get slightly colder in Kalambaka: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

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

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.
On the 24th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, make a trip to Monument of Alexander The Great, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then look for gifts at Hellofrom Thessaloniki, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): get the adrenaline pumping with Baseline Canyoning, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St.Sophia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Thessaloniki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

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

4
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lindos: Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes (in Rhodes Town), Faliraki Beach (in Faliraki) and Valley of the Butterflies (in Petaloudes). Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, stop by Kori Lindos, and stroll through Agathi Beach.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lindos trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Thessaloniki to Lindos takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Lindos: highs are around 24°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rhodes Town, Tsambika Beach, Agathi Beach, Faliraki Beach, Dormition of Theotokos Church
Highlights from your plan
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach

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