49 days in Greece Itinerary

49 days in Greece Itinerary

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49 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Ferry:  7​h 15​min
2
Argostolion, Cephalonia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Olympia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Nafplio
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Chania Town, Crete
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  2​h
8
Heraklion, Crete
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
9
Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
10
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corfu Town: Gardenos Beach (in Gardenos), St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas) and Kavos (Speed Boats Tours & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, stop by Mezzo Mezzo, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town holiday builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Corfu Town is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Corfu Town. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Corfu Town reach 39°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Argostolion.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Kavos, Corfu Donkey Rescue, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Gardenos Beach, St. Spyridon First Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

4
nights
Argostolion, Cephalonia

Argostolion ©
A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Argostolion: Skala (Argo Daily Cruises & Skala Beach), Vathy Bay (in Vathy) and Sami (Melissani Cave & Antisamos Beach). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Assos, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Spiridon Church, Head underground at Drogarati Cave, and kick back and relax at Petani Beach.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Argostolion driving holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Argostolion takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Argostolion sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Argostolion

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Skala, Sami, Vathy Bay, Assos, Monastery of Agios Gerasimos
Highlights from your plan
Argo Daily Cruises ©
Argo Daily Cruises
Skala Beach ©
Skala Beach
Assos ©
Assos

5
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Get out of town with these interesting Tsilivi side-trips: Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery (in Agalas), Gerakas Beach (in Vasilikos) and Keri Caves (in Limni Keri). The adventure continues: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, kick back and relax at Porto Roxa Beach, learn about winemaking at Grampsas Winery, and try for a hole-in-one at Fantasy Mini Golf.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tsilivi online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Argostolion to Tsilivi in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tsilivi can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Vasilikos, Keri Caves, History War Museum, Kalamaki Crazy Golf& Restaurant
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Keri Caves ©
Keri Caves

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Voidokilia Beach (in Petrochori), Tis Arkadias O Platanos (in Kyparissia) and Temple of Apollo Epikourios (in Skliros). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Pylos, and explore the engaging exhibits at Legends Of Greek Mythology.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Olympia travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tsilivi to Olympia takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tis Arkadias O Platanos, Legends Of Greek Mythology, Temple of Apollo Epikourios, Voidokilia Beach, Castle of Pylos
Highlights from your plan
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Temple of Apollo Epikourios ©
Temple of Apollo Epikourios

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: Corinth (Archea Korinthos, Akrokorinthos, &more), The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros) and Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, take in panoramic vistas at Moni Osiou Patapiou, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, and take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio road trip website .

Getting from Olympia to Nafplio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in September, plan for little chillier nights in Nafplio, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Moni Osiou Patapiou, Mystras
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Mystras ©
Mystras

5
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in September since evenings lows in Athens dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rethymnon (Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno & Rethymnon Old Town), Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi) and Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Samaria Gorge National Park.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Chania Town online route planner .

Getting from Athens to Chania Town by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Samaria Gorge National Park, Souda Bay War Cemetery, Balos Lagoon, Elafonissi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
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 Reptisland (in Melidoni), Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia) and Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and do a tasting at Lyrarakis Winery.

Make your Heraklion itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by shuttle from Chania Town to Heraklion takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tylissos, Winery Stilianou, Reptisland, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Matala beach
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

5
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Kamari, Imerovigli, Boutari Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, kick back and relax at Mirsini Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town online holiday planner .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Agios Sostis Beach, Panormos Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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