50 days in Greece Itinerary

50 days in Greece Itinerary

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50 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Cork
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Messini
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Sparta
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Nafplio
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Athens
— 6 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h
9
Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
10
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
End: Cork

5
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Fortress Corfu and Achilleion Museum. Visit Corfu Museum of Asian Art and New Fortress for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corfu Town: St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas), Spiros Boat Hire (in Barbati) and Arkoudilas Beach (in Kavos). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, contemplate the long history of Kassiopi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, and examine the collection at Casa Parlante.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Corfu Town holiday planner .

Cork, Ireland to Corfu Town is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Cork to Corfu Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cork in June, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Corfu Town: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Spyridon First Beach, Alikes Lefkimis, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Achilleion Museum, Corfu Donkey Rescue
Highlights from your plan
Spiros Boat Hire ©
Spiros Boat Hire
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

6
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Get a sense of the local culture at Agios Dionisios Church and Grampsas Winery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Nicholas Church and Zakynthos Metropolis Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tsilivi: Makris Gialos Beach (in Makris Gialos), Vrahos Beach (in Vasilikos) and Xigia Beach (in Koroni). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamaki Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Porto Limnionas Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tsilivi road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Corfu Town to Tsilivi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Zakynthos Town, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kalamaki Beach, Ampoula Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach

2
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Get some cultural insight at Monemvasia Fortress and Agia Sofia Church. Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos) and Our Lady of Hrisafittisa will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Monemvasia: Elafonisos (Megali Paralia & Panagia Beach), Kastania Cave (in Kastania) and Plytras Beach (in Plitra).

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Monemvasia route planner.

Explore your travel options from Tsilivi to Monemvasia with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Messini.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Elafonisos, Plytras Beach, Kastania Cave
Highlights from your plan
Kastania Cave ©
Kastania Cave
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia
Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church

5
nights
Messini

Messini ©
Popular historic sites such as Temple of Apollo Epikourios and Castle of Pylos are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Ancient Messene and Lera Moni Panagia Soumela. Get out of town with these interesting Messini side-trips: Agia Theodora (in Vastas), Pamisos Springs (in Agios Floros) and Methoni Castle (in Methoni).

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Messini journey builder .

You can drive from Monemvasia to Messini in 2.5 hours. June in Messini sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sparta.

Things to do in Messini

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Petrochori, Kastania, Romanos Beach, Agia Theodora, Archelon Sea Turtles Rescue Center
Highlights from your plan
Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Temple of Apollo Epikourios ©
Temple of Apollo Epikourios
Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia

5
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mystras and Archaeological site of Mystra. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of Agia Kyriaki and Acropolis and Ancient Theater. Explore Sparta's surroundings by going to Mavrovouni Beach (in Gytheio), Skoutari Beach (in Skoutari) and Agiou Nikolaou Church (in Platsa). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Simos Beach, don't miss a visit to Archaeological site Keadas, contemplate the long history of The Menelaion, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ritsa Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sparta road trip site .

You can drive from Messini to Sparta in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Sparta

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kardamili, Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία, Skoutari Beach, Church of Agia Kyriaki, Archaeological site Keadas
Highlights from your plan
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Archaeological Site Mycenae and Didyma Caves. Do some cultural sightseeing at Epidaurus Theater and Archea Korinthos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: Nemea (Ktima Palivou & Archaelogical site of Nemea), Astros Beach (in Paralio Astros) and Acrocorinth (in Corinth). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Ayios Georgios, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nafplio trip planner .

You can drive from Sparta to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sparta in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nafplio, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mycenae, Corinth, Nemea, Zoodochou Pigis Church, Didyma Caves
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

6
nights
Athens

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Plaka and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Theater of Dionysus are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kerameikos Cemetery, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in July since evenings lows in Athens dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

3
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.
The Palace of Knossos and Church of Saint Titus will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and The Natural History Museum of Crete. Step out of Heraklion to go to Melidoni and see Reptisland, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, have some family-friendly fun at Lampogialo - Rage Room, learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, and steep yourself in history at Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Heraklion trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in July: highs in Heraklion hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Reptisland, Rouvas Gorge (Agiou Nikolaou), The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

5
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get some historical perspective at Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A. and Castelli of Pyrgos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Fira's surroundings by going to Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Akrotiri (Santo Horse Riding & Caldera Beach). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at KAMARA BEACH, tour the water at your own pace with Santorini Sail Cruises, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and gain a rich perspective with Captain George Santorini Yachting.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fira tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2 hours. In July in Fira, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Castelli of Pyrgos, Captain George Santorini Yachting, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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.
Paraportiani Church and Armenistis Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Little Venice and Church of Saint George are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach, make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and choose your vessel at Rent a Boat Mykonos.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town online vacation planner .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ornos, Panormos Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Armenistis Lighthouse, Elia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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