56 days in Greece Itinerary

56 days in Greece Itinerary

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56 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Mackay
Fly + Drive:  35​h
1
Lindos, Rhodes
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Imerovigli, Santorini
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Chania Town, Crete
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Rethymnon, Crete
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Matala, Crete
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Naxos Town, Naxos
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
7
Argostolion, Cephalonia
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Olympia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Nafplio
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Kalambaka
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h
12
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 6 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
13
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Mackay

4
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
The Church of the Panagia and Ancient Kamiros will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Agios Pavlos Beach and Castle of Monolithos. Change things up with a short trip to Art Park Rhodes in Archipoli (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, stroll through Stegna Beach, delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dormition of Theotokos Church.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lindos trip itinerary planning website .

Mackay, Australia to Lindos is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Mackay to Lindos due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mackay in March, with highs in Lindos at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Imerovigli.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rhodes, Art Park Rhodes, Dormition of Theotokos Church, Stegna Beach, Pefkos Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach

2
nights
Imerovigli, Santorini

Imerovigli ©
Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and then trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Imerovigli trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lindos to Imerovigli. In March, daytime highs in Imerovigli are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Imerovigli

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Falassarna Beach and Off-Road Tours. Visiting Agii Apostoli Beach and Samaria Gorge National Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri), Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi) and Panagia Of The Two Rocks (in Fres). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, and don't miss a visit to Chania Venetian Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chania Town online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Imerovigli to Chania Town. In March, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Souda, Elafonissi Beach, Samaria Gorge National Park, Falassarna Beach, Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
Highlights from your plan
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park

5
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monastery of Arkadi and Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon. Visiting Reptisland and Imbros Gorge will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis), Museum of El Greco (in Fodele) and Hersonissos (Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre & Lychnostatis Open Air Museum). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Stalis Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon day trip website .

Traveling by bus from Chania Town to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Matala.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Heraklion, Hersonissos, Museum of El Greco, St. Nicholas Church, Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach

2
nights
Matala, Crete

Matala ©
A low-key tourist resort known for its ancient cliffside caves, Matala boasts a rich history that spans over 2,000 years.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Palace of Faistos, kick back and relax at Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Matala beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ligres Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rouvas Gorge (Agiou Nikolaou).

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Matala online itinerary planner .

Getting from Rethymnon to Matala by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Matala are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Matala

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ligres Beach, Rouvas Gorge (Agiou Nikolaou), Palace of Faistos
Highlights from your plan
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)
Palace of Faistos ©
Palace of Faistos
Matala beach ©
Matala beach

4
nights
Naxos Town, Naxos

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and House of Dionysus. Your inner history buff will appreciate Portara and Church of Saint George. Venture out of the city with trips to Agios Sostis Beach (in Agios Sostis) and Mykonos Town (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Little Venice, & more). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach and stroll through Plaka Beach.

Plan a trip to Naxos Town easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Matala to Naxos Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Naxos Town are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Argostolion.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Agios Sostis Beach, Agios Prokopios Beach, House of Dionysus, Plaka Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint Spiridon Church and Monastery of Agios Andreas. Memorial Acqui Division and Church of Panagia Sissiotissa will appeal to history buffs. Explore Argostolion's surroundings by going to Monastery of Panagia Agrilion (in Sami), Skala (Skala Beach & Argo Daily Cruises) and Mounda Beach (in Katelios). The adventure continues: stroll through Myrtos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Makris Gialos Beach, explore the activities along Kaminia Beach, and make a trip to Assos.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Argostolion online day trip planner .

Getting from Naxos Town to Argostolion by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In April, daytime highs in Argostolion are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Argostolion

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cephalonia, Skala, Petani Beach, Kaminia Beach, Makris Gialos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos Beach
Petani Beach ©
Petani Beach
Makris Gialos Beach ©
Makris Gialos Beach

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.
Popular historic sites such as Archaeological Site of Olympia and Castle of Pylos are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Voidokilia Beach and Messinia Wild Experience. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympia: Messini (Arcadian Gate, Ancient Messini Stadium, & more), Temple of Apollo Epikourios (in Skliros) and Palace of Nestor (in Chora). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia and steep yourself in history at Tis Arkadias O Platanos.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Olympia day trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Argostolion to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Olympia can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Messini, Temple of Apollo Epikourios, Palace of Nestor, Voidokilia Beach, Tis Arkadias O Platanos
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress Palamidi and Lion Gate. Get some historical perspective at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Archaeological site of Mystra. Explore Nafplio's surroundings by going to Didyma Caves (in Kranidi), Ktima Palivou (in Nemea) and Mystras (in Sparta). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, steep yourself in history at Catholic Church of Metamorphosis Tou Sotiros, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zoodochou Pigis Church, and stroll through Corinth Canal.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nafplio road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Olympia to Nafplio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Nafplio, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Byzantine Church of the Panagias, Zoodochou Pigis Church, Agia Theodora
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra

2
nights
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then steep yourself in history at Delphi, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, then examine the collection at Hani of Gravia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Delphi tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Nafplio to Delphi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Delphi, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, Agios Nikolaos Church, Hani of Gravia
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
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.
Meteora and Roussanou Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Monastery of the Great Meteoron and Agios Stefanos. Venture out of the city with trips to Porta Panagia (in Pyli), Grevena (Pindos National Park & Portitsa Gorge) and Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion (in Metsovo). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

To plan Kalambaka vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Delphi to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Delphi in April: highs in Kalambaka hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grevena, Porta Panagia, Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Meteora ©
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

6
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.
Visit Church of Saint Spiridon and Corfu Museum of Asian Art for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Fortress Corfu and Corfu Old Town. Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Sidari), Corfu Reptilla Roda (in Roda) and Agios Spyridonas (Foresta Nisos & St. Spyridon First Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Timoni Beach, walk around Alikes Lefkimis, stroll through La Grotta Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Corfu Town trip site .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Corfu Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kalambaka in April since evenings lows in Corfu Town dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Agios Spyridonas, Monastery of Paleokastritsa, Corfu Reptilla Roda, Porto Timoni Beach
Highlights from your plan
Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon
Porto Timoni Beach ©
Porto Timoni Beach
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ancient Agora of Athens and Erechtheion. Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. When in Athens, make a side trip to see Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Corfu Town to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Corfu Town in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
Highlights from your plan
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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