59 days in Greece Itinerary

59 days in Greece Itinerary

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59 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  29​h
1
Lindos, Rhodes
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Agios Nikolaos, Crete
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Plakias, Crete
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h 15​min
4
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Naxos
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Lemnos
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Mycenae
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
10
Corinth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Delphi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Kalambaka
— 3 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  8​h 45​min
13
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  8​h
14
Olympia
— 2 nights
+4
bus + foot + subway + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
15
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Agios Pavlos Beach and Lindos Beach. Visit Tsambika Beach and Gennadi Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Lindos' surroundings by going to Archanggelos Michail Thari Monastery (in Laerma), Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli (in Eleousa) and Church of St. Panteleimon (in Siana). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Agathi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dormition of Theotokos Church, step into the grandiose world of Kritinia Castle, and contemplate the long history of Village of Lindos.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Lindos tour website .

Melbourne, Australia to Lindos is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Lindos. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Lindos to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Agios Nikolaos.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rhodes, Haraki, Dormition of Theotokos Church, Fourni Beach, Gennadi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

3
nights
Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Agios Nikolaos ©
A tour of Agios Nikolaos leads visitors through charming neighborhoods with white washed houses, squares with taverns, steep pedestrian streets, and sea as a backdrop, ideal for exploration on foot.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Almyros Beach and Agios Georgios Monastery. Get some cultural insight at Fortress Spinalonga and House of Vrahassi Folk Exhibition. Change things up with a short trip to Paralia Mochlos in Sitia (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Folk Art Museum of Agios Nikolaos, and pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Agios Nikolaos trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Agios Nikolaos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lindos in August since evenings lows in Agios Nikolaos dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Plakias.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Elounda, House of Vrahassi Folk Exhibition, Lato, Agios Georgios Monastery, Paralia Mochlos
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Agios Georgios Monastery ©
Agios Georgios Monastery

3
nights
Plakias, Crete

Plakias ©
Visit The Castle of Frangokastello and Koimiseos Theotokou Church for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at War Museum Askifou and Folk Museum of Spili. Get out of town with these interesting Plakias side-trips: Agia Galini Beach (in Agia Galini), Episkopi Beach (in Episkopi) and Frangokastello Beach (in Frangokastello).

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Plakias day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Agios Nikolaos to Plakias takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Plakias, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Plakias

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Frangokastello, Vamos, War Museum Askifou, Koimiseos Theotokou Church, Ilingas
Highlights from your plan
Frangokastello Beach ©
Frangokastello Beach
Preveli Beach ©
Preveli Beach
War Museum Askifou ©
War Museum Askifou

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Monolithos Beach. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, take in the exciting artwork at MATI Art Gallery, tour the water at your own pace with Alex Private Boat Rental, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fira day trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Plakias to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Oia, Pyrgos, Gaia Winery, Monolithos Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Byzantine Castle Ruins ©
Byzantine Castle Ruins
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

4
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Portara. Explore hidden gems such as Agios Prokopios Beach and Fish & Olive. Venture out of the city with trips to Armenistis Lighthouse (in Faros Armenistis), Spas (in Mykonos Town) and Paradise Beach (in Paradise Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Maragas Beach, delve into the distant past at Temple of Demeter, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Drossiani Church, and see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Naxos day trip planner.

You can drive from Fira to Naxos in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lemnos.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Armenistis Lighthouse, Spas
Highlights from your plan
Portara ©
Portara
Old Town ©
Old Town
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

4
nights
Lemnos

Lemnos ©
Get outdoors at Thanos Beach and Havouli Beach. Relax by the water at Ag. Ioannis and Mikro Fanaraki Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lemnos trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Naxos to Lemnos. In August, daytime highs in Lemnos are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Lemnos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Keros beach ©
Keros beach
Mikro Fanaraki Beach ©
Mikro Fanaraki Beach

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Erechtheion. Get outdoors at Vlachia Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio) and Chiliadou Beach (in Paralia Chiliadou). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lemnos to Athens. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Lemnos in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Temple of Poseidon, Vlachia Beach, Mycenaean vaulted tomb - Acharnes, Chiliadou Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

5
nights
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mandraki Harbour and Church of Our Lady of Filerimos. Step out of the city life by going to Afandou Beach and Anthony Quinn Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rhodes Town: Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda) and Valley of the Butterflies (in Petaloudes). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights, kick back and relax at Ladiko Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ialysos beach, and make a trip to Traganou Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rhodes Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rhodes Town, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Mycenae.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Filerimos, Rhodes, Faliraki, Oasis Beach, Ialysos beach
Highlights from your plan
Ancient Kamiros
Ancient Kamiros
Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue ©
Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue
Church of Our Lady of Filerimos ©
Church of Our Lady of Filerimos

5
nights
Mycenae

Mycenae ©
Appreciate the collections at War Museum of Tripoli and Byzantine Museum of Argos. Explore hidden gems such as Archaeological Site Mycenae and Mystras. Change things up with these side-trips from Mycenae: Agia Theodora (in Vastas), The Sunken City - Ancient Epidaurus (in Epidavros) and Tripoli (Troupis Winery & Metropolitan Church of St. Basil).

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mycenae online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rhodes Town to Mycenae. Traveling from Rhodes Town in September, Mycenae is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Corinth.

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Tripoli, Nemea, Argos, Dimitsana, Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou
Highlights from your plan
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra
Citadel and Treasury of Atreus
Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

2
nights
Corinth

Corinth ©
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Corinth Canal, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corinth, then explore the striking landscape at Acrocorinth, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Environment Museum of Stymphalia, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo, and then explore the activities along Lake Iraiou.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Corinth online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mycenae to Corinth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mycenae in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Corinth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Corinth

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal

3
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.
Get outdoors at Itea Beach and Corycian Cave. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Delphi and Temple of Apollo. Venture out of the city with trips to Hani of Gravia (in Gravia), Bread Museum of Amfiklia (in Amfikleia) and Hosios Loukas (in Distomo). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum and pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Delphi trip simple and quick.

Drive from Corinth to Delphi in 3 hours. Traveling from Corinth in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Delphi, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arachova, Hani of Gravia, Hosios Loukas, Agios Nikolaos Church, Itea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Acheron. Meteora and Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo and Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture will appeal to museum buffs. When in Kalambaka, make a side trip to see Porta Panagia in Pyli, approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos, take an in-depth tour of Hellenic Culture Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, and admire the striking features of Koursoum Mosque.

You can plan Kalambaka trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Delphi in September, expect Kalambaka to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Trikala, Porta Panagia, Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo, Acheron
Highlights from your plan
Acheron ©
Acheron
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron

2
nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Venetsanos Winery and Monastery of Profitis Ilias. Get outdoors at Vlychada Beach and Santo Horse Riding. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village, take an in-depth tour of SYMPOSION by La Ponta, and step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Santorini.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akrotiri online trip maker .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Akrotiri in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Akrotiri, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Megalochori, Vlychada, Santorini, Monastery of Profitis Ilias
Highlights from your plan
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Archaeological Site of Olympia and Kakovatos Beach. You'll explore and learn at Archaeological Museum of Olympia and Agios Andreas. Venture out of the city with trips to Kukuvaya (in Katakolo), Kastro Chlemoutsi (in Kastro) and Temple of Apollo Epikourios (in Skliros). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Glyfa Beach, appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, and examine the collection at Archimedes Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympia trip planner .

Getting from Akrotiri to Olympia by combination of ferry and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Akrotiri in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Olympia, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Olympia

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Kukuvaya, Kastro Chlemoutsi, Glyfa Beach, Kakovatos Beach, Temple of Apollo Epikourios
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Temple of Apollo Epikourios ©
Temple of Apollo Epikourios

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of Faistos and Church of Saint Titus. Your inner history buff will appreciate Moni Palianis and Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini. Venture out of the city with trips to Thirathen Museum of Musical Instruments (in Krousonas) and Wooden Museum (in Axos). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, and contemplate the long history of Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion trip planner .

Getting from Olympia to Heraklion by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Olympia in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Heraklion. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Thirathen Museum of Musical Instruments, Moni Palianis, Winery Stilianou, Wooden Museum, Palace of Faistos
Highlights from your plan

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