59 days in Greece Itinerary

59 days in Greece Itinerary

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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 5 nights
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Papigko
— 3 nights
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Metsovo
— 4 nights
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Kalambaka
— 4 nights
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Delphi
— 5 nights
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Olympia
— 3 nights
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Dimitsana
— 2 nights
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Nafplio
— 6 nights
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Kardamili
— 3 nights
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Monemvasia
— 3 nights
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Hydra
— 3 nights
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Athens
— 8 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
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Thessaloniki
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Beach Kontogialos and Pantokrator. Museum-lovers will appreciate Corfu Museum of Asian Art and Archaeological Museum of Corfu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corfu Town: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Sidari) and Corfu Beer (in Arillas). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Arillas Beach, look for gifts at Mezzo Mezzo, do a tasting at Theotoky Estate, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town trip maker website.

Newark, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Corfu Town: highs are around 57°F and lows about 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Papigko.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Papigko

— 3 nights
Step out of the city life by going to White Pegasus Horse Ride and Treks Day Tours and Papingo Rock Pools. Get a sense of the local culture at Convent of Agia Paraskevi and War Museum of Kalpaki. Change things up with a short trip to Primoula's Wellness Terrace in Ano Pedina (about 42 minutes away).

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Papigko trip planner.

You can drive from Corfu Town to Papigko in 4 hours. In January, Papigko is slightly colder than Corfu Town - with highs of 49°F and lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Metsovo.

Things to do in Papigko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Metsovo

— 4 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion and Averoff Gallery of Modern Art. Visiting Chionodromiko Kentro Vasilitsa and National Snow Center Vasilitsas will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Metsovo to Arta to see The Church of Panagia Parigoritissa about 1h 15 min away.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Metsovo journey planner.

Traveling by car from Papigko to Metsovo takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Metsovo

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kalambaka

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Meteora and Monastery of the Great Meteoron are in your itinerary. Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) and Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, snap pictures at Lithaios Central Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, and examine the collection at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kalambaka trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Metsovo to Kalambaka in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Metsovo in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Kalambaka, with highs around 43°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Delphi

— 5 nights
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Take a break from the city and head to Katafygio-Oiti and Parnassus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Delphi and Temple of Apollo In Delphi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Delphi: Parnassos Ski Centre (in Parnassos) and The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos (in Naupactus). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, experience rural life at MoKa Honey, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos.

To find out how to plan a trip to Delphi, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in January: high temperatures in Delphi hover around 53°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Archaeological Museum of Olympia and Archimedes Museum. Olympia Land Winery and Kastro Chlemoutsi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Olympia with an excursion to Kourouta Beach in Amaliada--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, and appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympia road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in January, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dimitsana.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dimitsana

— 2 nights
Dimitsana is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Karytaina Castle, see the interesting displays at Offshore Hydropower Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Monastery of the Philosopher. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Kapsia Cave and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Fotini Mantineias Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dimitsana vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Dimitsana takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Olympia in January, with highs in Dimitsana at 50°F and lows at 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Dimitsana

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Let the collections at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation and Archaeological Museum of Nauplion capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Corinth Canal and Karathona Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Ktima Palivou (in Nemea) and Corinth (Archea Korinthos & Akrokorinthos). On the 1st (Tue), spend a day of historical exploration at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Karonis Distillery, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and steep yourself in history at Bourtzi.

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

Drive from Dimitsana to Nafplio in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in January, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kardamili.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kardamili

— 3 nights
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Agia Sophia and Antigua Mesenia. Escape the urban bustle at Vyros Gorge and Polylimnio Waterfall. Explore Kardamili's surroundings by going to Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery (in Pirgos Dirou) and Mavrovouni Beach (in Gytheio).

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kardamili itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Kardamili in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nafplio in February: high temperatures in Kardamili hover around 61°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Kardamili

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monemvasia

— 3 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Monemvasia Fortress and Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos) will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Agia Sofia Church and Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia. Explore Monemvasia's surroundings by going to Simos Beach (in Elafonisos) and Kastania Cave (in Kastania). The adventure continues: make a trip to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira.

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

Traveling by car from Kardamili to Monemvasia takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine) and Komiseos Theotokou Monastery. There's lots more to do: ride a horse along Harriets Hydra Horses, indulge in some personalized pampering at Armonia Wellness Center, don't miss a visit to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra, and get engrossed in the history at Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum).

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hydra day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Monemvasia to Hydra. In February, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Hydra

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Trails

Athens

— 8 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Get in touch with nature at Mount Lycabettus and Areopagus. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Planet Blue Diving Center (in Lavrio) and Paralia Christea (in Sounio). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Plaka, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, stop by Monastiraki, and don't miss a visit to Kolonaki Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Athens journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hydra to Athens. February in Athens sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Matala Beach and Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historical Museum of Crete and The Natural History Museum of Crete. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules), and look for gifts at Nerium Oleander.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In February, daytime highs in Heraklion are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Byzantine Culture and Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Edessa Waterfalls and Peraia Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Thessaloniki side-trips: Kallitheas Beach (in Kallithea), Ktima Gerovassiliou (in Epanomi) and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, and appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Heraklion in February, with highs in Thessaloniki at 55°F and lows at 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.