50 days in Greece Itinerary

50 days in Greece Itinerary

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Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
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Athens
— 7 nights
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Hydra
— 3 nights
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Nafplio
— 6 nights
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Sparta
— 3 nights
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Monemvasia
— 3 nights
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Kardamili
— 2 nights
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Olympia
— 3 nights
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Delphi
— 4 nights
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Kalambaka
— 3 nights
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Thessaloniki
— 5 nights
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Heraklion, Crete

— 3 nights
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: Reptisland (in Melidoni) and Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, don't miss a visit to Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, and learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Heraklion trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Heraklion is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Heraklion due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in March; daily highs in Heraklion reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Plan trip to Fira with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Mykonos Town side-trips: Delos (Mount Kynthos, Archaeological Site of Delos, &more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Beautyworld Spa, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, and don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Athens

— 7 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, visit Monastiraki, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens road trip site.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Athens by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Athens are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Hydra

— 3 nights
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Hydra is known for beaches, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ride a horse along Harriets Hydra Horses, indulge in some personalized pampering at Armonia Wellness Center, see the interesting displays at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, and pause for some photo ops at Andrea Miaoulis Monument.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hydra day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Athens to Hydra. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Hydra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Nafplio

— 6 nights
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: Kapsia Cave (in Kapsas) and Offshore Hydropower Museum (in Dimitsana). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, steep yourself in history at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, and stop by T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nafplio journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hydra to Nafplio. In March, Nafplio is a bit cooler than Hydra - with highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Sparta

— 3 nights
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Get out of town with these interesting Sparta side-trips: Karytaina Castle (in Karitena) and Agia Theodora (in Vastas). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Mystras, take a memorable drive along Langada Pass, take in breathtaking views at Kastora Canyon, and examine the collection at The Camera Museum – Takis Aivalis.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sparta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Sparta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in March, things will get a bit warmer in Sparta: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Monemvasia

— 3 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Change things up with these side-trips from Monemvasia: Simos Beach (in Elafonisos) and Kastania Cave (in Kastania). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress, stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Sofia Church, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia.

You can plan Monemvasia trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Sparta to Monemvasia in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kardamili.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kardamili

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): look for gifts at The Bead Shop Kardamyli, kick back and relax at Ritsa Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Moni Panagia Giatrissa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Sophia. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Lera Moni Panagia Soumela, explore the ancient world of Antigua Mesenia, then contemplate the long history of The House of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor, and finally get outside with Vyros Gorge.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kardamili holiday planner.

Getting from Monemvasia to Kardamili by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kardamili are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Kardamili

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Olympia

— 3 nights
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. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Change things up with a short trip to Mati Jewellery and More in Katakolo (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, examine the collection at Archimedes Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at Euphoria Spa, and appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympia online trip maker.

Drive from Kardamili to Olympia in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Olympia can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Delphi

— 4 nights
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Explore Delphi's surroundings by going to Hani of Gravia (in Gravia) and Recreational Park (in Pavliani). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Delphi, take an in-depth tour of Amfissa Archaeological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila).

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Delphi online journey planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Kalambaka

— 3 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Metsovo (Averoff Gallery, Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery, examine the collection at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora, and stop by Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi).

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Delphi in April: highs in Kalambaka hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Wineries

Side Trip

Thessaloniki

— 5 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Step out of Thessaloniki with an excursion to Ktima Gerovassiliou in Epanomi--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Thessaloniki tour builder website.

Drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Outdoors

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.