40 days in Greece Itinerary

40 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip planner

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Athens
— 3 nights
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Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
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Drive to Zakynthos, Ferry to Pesáda, Drive to Lixouri
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Lixouri, Kefalonia
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kefallinia Airport, Fly to Diagoras Airport, Drive to Lindos
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Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Hersonissos
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Hersonissos, Crete
— 3 nights
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Rethymnon, Crete
— 4 nights
Taxi to Heraklion, Ferry to Fira
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Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
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Naxos
— 4 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis of Athens and Monastiraki. Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Byzantine and Christian Museum. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, get a taste of the local shopping with Ermou Street, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens online tour itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Athens is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. While traveling from New Delhi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Vasilikos, Zakynthos

— 3 nights
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Banana Beach and Gerakas Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Porto Limnionas and Xigia Beach. When in Vasilikos, make a side trip to see Ampelostrates Horse Vineyard in Koiliomenos, approximately Koiliomenos away. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamaki Beach and stop by Spinspot Ceramics & Pottery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vasilikos trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Vasilikos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Vasilikos can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lixouri.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Lixouri, Kefalonia

— 4 nights
Once serving as a favorite summer retreat for the children of the royal family, Lixouri today attracts crowds of holidaymakers to its narrow, paved streets, busy waterfront, and lovely central square surrounded by old-fashioned cafes.
We've included these beaches for you: Antisamos Beach and Myrtos Beach. Get some cultural insight at Divino Wines and Vinegar and Gentilini Winery & Vineyards. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lixouri: Monastery of Panagia Agrilion (in Sami), Myrtillo (in Divarata) and Drogarati Cave (in Chaliotata). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Corgialenios Istoriko kai Laografiko Mouseio, enjoy the sand and surf at Skala Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Petani Beach, and look for gifts at IN gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lixouri driving holiday planner.

Getting from Vasilikos to Lixouri by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Lixouri can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Lixouri

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Lindos, Rhodes

— 3 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
You'll get in some beach time at Lindos Beach and Agathi Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) and Village of Lindos. Explore Lindos' surroundings by going to To Magazaki Handmade (in Faliraki), Prasonisi Beach (in Kattavia) and Marias House (in Embonas). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Profiti Elias Monastery, get into the urban bustle at Kallithea Springs, enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach, and look for gifts at Savvas Keramik.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Lindos online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lixouri to Lindos. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Lindos

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Crete

— 3 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Fortress Spinalonga. Let the collections at Kazantzakis Museum and Maria Sanoudaki Ceramic - Art Studio capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Kritsa (Nostimon & logari), Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos) and Elounda (Maria & Vangelis - Unique Handmade Creations & Eklektos Bookshop). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, stop by Family Pitarokilis, do a tasting at Silva Daskalaki Winery, and stroll through Stalis Beach.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Hersonissos online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Hersonissos in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Lindos in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Hersonissos. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Crete

— 4 nights
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) and Preveli Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Monastery of Arkadi and Matala beach. Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: Goods of the Ground (in Matala), Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs (in Kouses) and Palace of Faistos (in Sivas). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, stop by mariannas, and view the masterpieces at Terzisart.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Rethymnon online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of the city life by going to Perivolos and Santorini Volcano. Head to Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop and the White, Santorinifor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fira online holiday builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Rethymnon to Fira in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Fira sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Naxos

— 4 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Agios Prokopios Beach and Plaka Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Town and Naos Tou Apollona - Portara. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Fish & Olive, view the masterpieces at Aelia Art Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Tower of Zevgolis, and look for gifts at Apodo.

Find out how to plan Naxos trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Naxos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Platis Gialos Beach and Ornos Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Super Paradise Beach and Paradise Beach. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Dio Horia, kick back and relax at Elia Beach, stop by Mytho, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

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.
Get outdoors at Canal D'Amour and Barbati Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Corfu Old Town and Patounis Soap Factory. Venture out of the city with trips to Agios Stefanos (Elisabeth's Gift & Jewellery Shop & Hippopots), Corfu Beer (in Arillas) and Kassiopi (Beautiful & Krocan Delicatessen). There's still lots to do: expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, contemplate the waterfront views at Alikes Lefkimis, see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Agios Georgios.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Corfu Town journey planning app.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Mykonos Town in January, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.