59 days in Greece Itinerary

59 days in Greece Itinerary

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

— 4 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, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fira sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Fira is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, you will find days in Fira are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Go for a jaunt from Heraklion to Myrtia to see Kazantzakis Museum about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, and don't miss a visit to Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion itinerary planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. April in Heraklion sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · 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.
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, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

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You can fly from Heraklion to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Athens are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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, explore the world behind art at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, relax and rejuvenate at Armonia Wellness Center, and don't miss a visit to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hydra holiday builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Hydra. In April, daily temperatures in Hydra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Hydra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Monemvasia

— 3 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Step out of Monemvasia to go to Agios Nikolaos and see Petrified Forest, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress, stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, and do a tasting at Monemvasia Winery Tsimbidi.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Monemvasia trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hydra to Monemvasia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Sparta

— 3 nights
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Venture out of the city with trips to Agia Theodora (in Vastas), Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou (in Stemnitsa) and Metropolitan Church of St. Basil (in Tripoli). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Mystras, take a memorable drive along Langada Pass, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, and get to know the fascinating history of Archaeological site of Mystra.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sparta journey builder site.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Sparta in 1.5 hours. In April in Sparta, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nafplio: Offshore Hydropower Museum (in Dimitsana) and Kapsia Cave (in Kapsas). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, steep yourself in history at Lion Gate, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Nauplion.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nafplio online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Sparta to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sparta in April, Nafplio is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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.
Step out of Olympia with an excursion to Temple of Apollo Epikourios in Skliros--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Euphoria Spa.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia day trip planning tool.

Getting from Nafplio to Olympia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Olympia, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Delphi: Recreational Park (in Pavliani) and Hosios Loukas (in Distomo). There's still lots to do: see where the action happens at Delphi, take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, and brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Delphi online visit planner.

Drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Kalambaka

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), make a trip to Meteora, then examine the collection at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora, and finally examine the collection at Tsitsani Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, and finally see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip itinerary tool.

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 slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Delphi in May; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Ioannina

— 5 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ioannina: White Pegasus Horse Ride and Treks Day Tours (in Papigko), Stone Forest (in Monodendri) and Metsovo (Averoff Gallery, Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Silversmithing Museum, explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Ioannina Ch.Nikolaou, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iera Moni Agiou Nikolaou Filanthropinon.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ioannina trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Ioannina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ioannina, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 5 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Corfu Beer (in Arillas) and Apollo Dive Center (in Nissaki). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corfu, admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, and make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

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Take a bus from Ioannina to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Thessaloniki

— 6 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 to go to Epanomi and see Ktima Gerovassiliou, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, explore the ancient world of Rotunda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, and steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki online vacation planner.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. May in Thessaloniki sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mykonos Town: Delos (House of Masks, Archaeological Site of Delos, &more). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Beautyworld Spa, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company, stop by Little Venice, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town attractions planning website.

Fly from Thessaloniki to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Thessaloniki in May, plan for little chillier days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · 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.