51 days in Greece Itinerary

51 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece journey planner

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Fly to Santorini, Bus to Akrotiri
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Akrotiri, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 4 nights
Fly
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Faliraki, Rhodes
— 4 nights
Drive
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Elafonisos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lixouri, Kefalonia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 7 nights
Drive
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Skoutari
— 5 nights
Drive
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Petrochori
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 6 nights
Drive to Rafina, Ferry to Mykonos Town
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 6 nights
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Akrotiri, Santorini

— 3 nights

Greek Pompeii

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.
Visiting Kamari Beach and Red Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Akrotiri and Artemis Karamolegos Winery. Take a break from Akrotiri with a short trip to Vourvoulos Beach in Vourvoulos, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, stop by Galatea Pottery, and trot along with Experience Horse Riding.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri trip website.

Sydney, Australia to Akrotiri is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, Akrotiri is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete

— 4 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Matala Beach and Stalis Beach. Fortress Spinalonga and The Palace of Knossos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Akrotiri to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Heraklion are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Faliraki.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Faliraki, Rhodes

— 4 nights
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Village of Lindos and Campochiaro. Visit Faliraki Beach and Agathi Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Faliraki side-trips: Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda) and Lindos Beach (in Lindos). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Faliraki online tour planner.

Fly from Heraklion to Faliraki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Faliraki

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Elafonisos

— 2 nights
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Get in touch with nature at Megali Paralia and Pounta Beach. Visit Panagia Beach and Lefki Beach for some beach relaxation.

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Drive from Faliraki to Elafonisos in 25 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lixouri.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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.
Get some cultural insight at Gentilini Winery & Vineyards and Monastery of Agios Andreas. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Petani Beach and Vatsa Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Lixouri side-trips: Makris Gialos Beach (in Lassi), Skala Beach (in Skala) and Melissani Cave (in Karavomylos). The adventure continues: stroll through Myrtos Beach, learn about winemaking at Domaine Foivos, appreciate the history behind Statue of Nikos Kavvadias, and explore the fascinating underground world of Drogarati Cave.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lixouri trip app.

Traveling by car from Elafonisos to Lixouri takes 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Lixouri

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

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.
Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Mount Lycabettus and Areopagus will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, and enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Lixouri to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In June in Athens, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Skoutari.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Skoutari

— 5 nights
Skoutari is a village and a community of the municipality of East Mani. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Skoutari Beach and Agios Nikolaos Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Foneas Beach and Alypa Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Skoutari: Akrotiri Tenaro Lighthouse (in Porto Kagio), Mourtias Beach (in Mirtia) and Moni Panagia Giatrissa (in Stoupa). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marmari Beach, steep yourself in history at Agiou Nikolaou Church, and stroll through Gerolimenas Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Skoutari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Skoutari takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Athens in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Skoutari, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Petrochori.

Things to do in Skoutari

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Petrochori

— 4 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Petrochori Beach and Kalo Nero Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Antigua Mesenia and Old Castle Navarino. Change things up with these side-trips from Petrochori: Aristomenous Square (in Kalamata) and Peroulia Beach (in Vounaria).

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Petrochori trip planning app.

Getting from Skoutari to Petrochori by car takes about 2.5 hours. July in Petrochori sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Petrochori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Astros Beach and Paralia Fokianos. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Bourtzi. Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Tigani beach (in Tyros) and Kantia Beach (in Kantia). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, pause for some photo ops at Lion of Bavaria, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Petrochori to Nafplio takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Petrochori in July, Nafplio is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Nafplio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 6 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 in touch with nature at Panormos Beach and Paradise Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Platis Gialos Beach and Elia Beach. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, look for gifts at Mayonaisa Darling, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town sightseeing site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Nafplio to Mykonos Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nafplio in July: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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.