57 days in Greece Itinerary

57 days in Greece Itinerary

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57 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 6 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Athens
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Nafplio
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Monemvasia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Elafonisos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Kardamili
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Pylos
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
10
Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
11
Argostolion, Cephalonia
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Paleokastritsa Beach and Yali Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Corfu Town side-trips: Notos Beach (in Notos), Halikounas Beach (in Chalikounas) and Limni Beach (in Paleokastritsa). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, kick back and relax at Mirtiotissa Beach, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corfu, and stroll through Agios Petros Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Corfu Town trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Corfu Town due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Corfu, Yali Beach, Agios Gordios Beach, Notos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Paradise Beach and Agios Sostis Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Mount Kynthos in Delos (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: stop by Little Venice, stroll through Agios Stefanos Beach, kick back and relax at Mirsini Beach, and examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Corfu Town in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Mykonos Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Paraga Beach, Ornos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

6
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Red Beach and Caldera Beach. Step out of Fira with an excursion to La Ponta in Akrotiri--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, and explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

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Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Kamari, Imerovigli, Santorini
Highlights from your plan
Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

6
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: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Athens travel route planning website.

Getting from Fira to Athens by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in March, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nafplio: Dimitsana (Aimyalon Monastery, The Holy Monastery of the Philosopher, &more), Nemea (Lafkioti Winery, Domaine Bairaktaris, &more) and Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou (in Stemnitsa). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, witness a stunning natural landmark at Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring, and take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nafplio online trip maker.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Athens in March; daily highs in Nafplio reach 57°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Nemea, Dimitsana, Corinth, Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, Gaia Winery
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Lake Doxa ©
Lake Doxa
Gaia Winery ©
Gaia Winery

4
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monemvasia: Kastania Cave (in Kastania), Plytras Beach (in Plitra) and Castle of Geraki (in Geraki). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Monemvasia Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), make a trip to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira, and do a tasting at Monemvasia Winery.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Monemvasia travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Monemvasia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Velies, Kosmas, Plytras Beach, Castle of Geraki, Kastania Cave
Highlights from your plan
Kastania Cave ©
Kastania Cave
Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church

2
nights
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. On the 10th (Fri), kick back and relax at Lefki Beach, then kick back and relax at Megali Paralia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pounta Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Elafonisos trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Monemvasia to Elafonisos takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kardamili.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pounta Beach ©
Pounta Beach
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia

4
nights
Kardamili

Kardamili ©
We've included these beaches for you: Sadova beach and Alypa Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kardamili: Akrotiri Tenaro Lighthouse (in Porto Kagio), Cape Tainaron (in Kokkinogia) and Skoutari Beach (in Skoutari).

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kardamili trip planner.

Traveling by car from Elafonisos to Kardamili takes 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Pylos.

Things to do in Kardamili

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Agiou Nikolaou Church, Moni Panagia Giatrissa, Cape Tainaron, Sadova beach, Alypa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Skoutari Beach ©
Skoutari Beach
Cape Tainaron ©
Cape Tainaron
Akrotiri Tenaro Lighthouse ©
Akrotiri Tenaro Lighthouse

5
nights
Pylos

Pylos ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Voidokilia Beach and Mati - Bouka Beach. Explore Pylos' surroundings by going to Lagouvardos Beach (in Lagkouvardos), Kalo Nero Beach (in Kalo Nero) and Ancient Messini Stadium (in Messini).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pylos trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kardamili to Pylos in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Pylos are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Pylos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Petrochori, Koroni, Palace of Nestor, Lagouvardos Beach, Golden Beach (Divari Beach)
Highlights from your plan
Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Kalo Nero Beach ©
Kalo Nero Beach
Koroni Castle ©
Koroni Castle

6
nights
Vasilikos, Zakynthos

Vasilikos ©
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
We've included these beaches for you: Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Vasilikos Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Vasilikos side-trips: Art & Wine Winery (in Maries), Grampsas Winery (in Lagopodo) and Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa (in Argassi). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vrahos Beach, make a trip to Anafonitria Monastery, learn about winemaking at Solomos Wines, and enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Limnionas.

Plan a Vasilikos trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Pylos to Vasilikos takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Argostolion.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Zakynthos, History War Museum, Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery, Art & Wine Winery, Aristeon Ecological Olive Press
Highlights from your plan
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Porto Limnionas ©
Porto Limnionas

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.
Visit Skala Beach and Mounda Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Argostolion: Fteri Beach (in Zola), Kanali Beach (in Lourdata) and Agia Eleni Beach (in Agia Thekli). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Divino Wines and Vinegar, kick back and relax at Trapezaki Beach, stroll through Makris Gialos Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panagia Sissiotissa.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Argostolion online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vasilikos to Argostolion takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Argostolion

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cephalonia, Lassi, Skala, Petani Beach, Divino Wines and Vinegar
Highlights from your plan
Skala Beach ©
Skala Beach
Petani Beach ©
Petani Beach
Makris Gialos Beach ©
Makris Gialos Beach

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