39 days in Greece Itinerary

39 days in Greece Itinerary

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39 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  15 h
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Kamena Vourla
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
3
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Siatista
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Corinth
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
8
Mycenae
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
9
Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Poros
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14 h
12
Knosos, Crete
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h
13
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
14
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
15
Naxos
— 7 nights
Taxi + Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Hephaestus and Temple of Athena Nike. Venture out of the city with trips to Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church (in Glyfada) and Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Athens. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Athens at 34°C and lows at 24°C. You'll set off for Kamena Vourla on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church, Temple of Poseidon
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Temple of Athena Nike
Temple of Athena Nike

1
night
Kamena Vourla

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

You can drive from Athens to Kamena Vourla in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kamena Vourla when traveling from Athens in September, with lows around 19°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kamena Vourla

Tours Spas Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Potamos Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Trigonion Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Heptapyrgion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Panteleimon, then admire the striking features of Church of Panagia Acheiropoietos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolis Cathedral of Agios Gregorios Palamas, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Kamena Vourla to Thessaloniki takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Siatista.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Heptapyrgion ©
Heptapyrgion
Food Tours

1
night
Siatista

Siatista
To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Siatista trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Siatista takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Siatista when traveling from Thessaloniki in September, with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Kalambaka on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Siatista

Museums Wineries Fun & Games

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.
Meteora has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Porta Panagia, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Filoneikos, snap pictures at Stone Bridge Gate, wander the streets of Old City of Trikala, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koursoum Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): snap pictures at Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge, don't miss a visit to Theopetra's Prehistoric Cave, examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, then stop by Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi), then get engrossed in the history at Hellenic Culture Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kalambaka online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Siatista to Kalambaka takes 1.5 hours. In September in Kalambaka, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trips

Trikala, Porta Panagia, Filoneikos
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Old City of Trikala ©
Old City of Trikala
Porta Panagia ©
Porta Panagia

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Delphi Archaeological Museum as well as Temple of Apollo. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Distomo Massacre Memorial, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kryas Livadeia Springs, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Vagonetto-Fokis Mining Park Tours.

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

You can drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, Delphi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Corinth.

Things to do in Delphi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kryas Livadeia Springs, Distomo Massacre Memorial, Vagonetto-Fokis Mining Park Tours
Highlights from your plan
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Kryas Livadeia Springs ©
Kryas Livadeia Springs

1
night
Corinth

Corinth
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
On the 21st (Mon), stop by Kilix Ceramic Crafts and then explore the activities along Lake Iraiou.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Corinth trip tool .

You can drive from Delphi to Corinth in 3 hours. In September in Corinth, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Mycenae.

Things to do in Corinth

Parks Nature Shopping

1
night
Mycenae

Mycenae ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Areos Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Fotini Mantineias Church, and then learn about winemaking at Lafazanis Winery.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mycenae trip planner.

Traveling by car from Corinth to Mycenae takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Corinth in September, expect Mycenae to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Mycenae

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Nemea, Agia Fotini Mantineias Church, The Sunken City - Ancient Epidaurus, Areos Square, DOMAINE SKOURAS / ΚΤΗΜΑ ΣΚΟΥΡΑ Ο.Α.Ε.
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Bairaktaris ©
Domaine Bairaktaris
Agia Fotini Mantineias Church ©
Agia Fotini Mantineias Church
Lafazanis Winery ©
Lafazanis Winery

2
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 23rd (Wed), look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, then do a tasting at Monemvasia Winery, then contemplate the long history of Liotrivi Historical Mansion, and finally explore the historical opulence of Monemvasia Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, then kick back and relax at Plytras Beach, and finally head outdoors with Liapades Bay.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Monemvasia online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mycenae to Monemvasia takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Velies, Liapades Bay, Plytras Beach
Highlights from your plan
Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church

1
night
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the world behind art at Nafplio National Gallery, and finally stop by T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nafplio tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Monemvasia to Nafplio by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Poros.

Things to do in Nafplio

Museums Spas Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Nafplio National Gallery ©
Nafplio National Gallery
Church of Panaghia ©
Church of Panaghia
Spas

2
nights
Poros

Poros ©
Poros is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, about 58km south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200m wide sea channel, with the town of Galatas on the mainland across the strait. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Poros Port.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Poros fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Nafplio to Poros in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nafplio in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Poros, with lows around 24°C. You will leave for Knosos on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Poros

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon
Clock Tower ©
Clock Tower
Monument to the Fallen Heroes ©
Monument to the Fallen Heroes

5
nights
Knosos, Crete

Knosos ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Palace of Knossos. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Winery Stilianou and Kounaviano Gorge.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Knosos trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Poros to Knosos with the Route module. September in Knosos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Knosos

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Myrtia, Moni Palianis, Winery Stilianou
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
Kounaviano Gorge ©
Kounaviano Gorge
Moni Palianis ©
Moni Palianis

4
nights
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.
You've now added Akrotiri to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Akrotiri LightHouse and Santo Horse Riding. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Vlychada Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kambia Beach, see the interesting displays at Monastery of Profitis Ilias, and do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri travel website .

Explore your travel options from Knosos to Akrotiri with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santorini, Vlychada, Venetsanos Winery, Argyros Mansion, Monastery of Profitis Ilias
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach

few
hours
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.
You've now added Archaeological Site of Delos to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rarity Gallery and Ftelia Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kapari Beach, learn about winemaking at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, stop by Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery, and get engrossed in the history at Lena's House.

Start your trip to Mykonos Town by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Port ©
Old Port

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nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Step off the beaten path and head to Maragas Beach and Alyko Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Panormos Beach, kick back and relax at Pyrgaki, get engrossed in the history at Archeological Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Alyko Dimou Naxou.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Naxos trip builder tool .

You can drive from Mykonos Town to Naxos in 1.5 hours. In October in Naxos, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alyko Dimou Naxou ©
Alyko Dimou Naxou
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

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