60 days in Greece Itinerary

60 days in Greece Itinerary

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60 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chania Town
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Frangokastello
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rethymnon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hersonissos
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Mycenae
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Olympia
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Ioannina
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Parga
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Paleokastritsa
— 6 nights
Ferry + Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Olympia

10
nights
Athens

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ancient Agora of Athens and Temple of Poseidon. Do your shopping at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre and Amorgos Antique Store. Venture out of the city with trips to Dasoktima Tatoiou (in Acharnes), Chiliadou Beach (in Paralia Chiliadou) and Glyfada (ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece & Asteras Glyfada Beach). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and wander the streets of Anafiotika.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Athens online attractions planner .

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Athens is 7 hours. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Acharnes, Glyfada, Khalkis, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Livanates Beach
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Athena Nike
Temple of Athena Nike
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon

6
nights
Chania Town

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kedrodasos Beach and Pachia Ammos Beach. Visit Cathedral of Assumption and Agios Georgios Byzantine Church for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Archaeological Museum of Kissamos (in Kissamos), Ancient Olive Tree (in Vouves) and Kalyves Beach (in Kalyves). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Topolia Gorge, view the masterpieces at Tzompanakis Blown Glass-Art Of Living, see the interesting displays at MINOAN'S WORLD, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Agias.

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

You can fly from Athens to Chania Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Frangokastello.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kissamos, Agios Georgios Byzantine Church, Apostolakis Handmade Ceramics, Elafonisi Viewpoint, Ancient Olive Tree
Highlights from your plan
Pachia Ammos Beach ©
Pachia Ammos Beach
Kedrodasos Beach ©
Kedrodasos Beach
Kalyves Beach ©
Kalyves Beach

3
nights
Frangokastello

Frangokastello ©
Take a break from the city and head to Glika Nera Beach and Ilingas. Get a sense of the local culture at The Castle of Frangokastello and War Museum Askifou. Explore Frangokastello's surroundings by going to Loutro (Glika Nera Bay & Marmara Beach) and Paximadia Islands (in Agia Galini).

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Frangokastello travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Chania Town to Frangokastello by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Frangokastello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Loutro, Paralia Polyrizos, War Museum Askifou, Glika Nera Beach, Paximadia Islands
Highlights from your plan
Glika Nera Beach ©
Glika Nera Beach
Marmara Beach ©
Marmara Beach
Ilingas ©
Ilingas

5
nights
Rethymnon

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Archaeological Museum of Rethymno and Contemporary Art Museum of Crete. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop and Four Martyrs Church. Explore Rethymnon's surroundings by going to Reptisland (in Melidoni), Sfentoni Cave (in Zoniana) and Wooden Museum (in Axos). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Rethymno Beach, experience rural life at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalivaki Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rethymnon online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Frangokastello to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sfentoni Cave, Episkopi Beach, Spas, Kokkinos Pirgos Beach, Kalivaki Beach
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agios Pavlos beach ©
Agios Pavlos beach

5
nights
Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Let the collections at Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life and Folklore Museum of Gouves capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Analipsi Beach and Mononaftis Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hersonissos side-trips: Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos), Milatos Cave (in Milatos) and Fodele Beach (in Fodele). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Panteleimon Beach, explore the ancient world of Roman Archaeological Remains, look for gifts at Hatzis Leather, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hersonissos trip planner.

Drive from Rethymnon to Hersonissos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Hersonissos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Mycenae.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Mononaftis Beach, Fodele Beach, Lato
Highlights from your plan
Labyrinth Theme Park ©
Labyrinth Theme Park
Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life ©
Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life
Douloufakis Winery ©
Douloufakis Winery

4
nights
Mycenae

Mycenae ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Moni Osiou Patapiou and Agios Demetrios. Get outdoors at Corinth Canal and Loutraki Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Mycenae: Mantineia (Agia Fotini Mantineias Church & Ancient Mantineia), Lighthouse Melagavi (Iraion) (in Loutraki) and Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou (in Stemnitsa).

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mycenae day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hersonissos to Mycenae. Traveling from Hersonissos in October, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Mycenae. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Loutraki, Corinth, Nemea, Dimitsana, Mantineia
Highlights from your plan
Agia Fotini Mantineias Church ©
Agia Fotini Mantineias Church
Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal
West Court of Heraion of Perachora ©

9
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.
Get outdoors at Petrochori Beach and Palouki beach. You'll get in some beach time at Paralia Agia Marina and Glyfa Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Olympia side-trips: Katakolo (Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop, Greek Art Gallery, & more), Port of Killini (in Kyllini) and National Park of Kotychi and Strofylia Wetlands (in Kalogria). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Messinia Wild Experience, play a few rounds at The Bay Course - Costa Navarino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Andromonastiro, and hike along Navarino Outdoors - Day Hiking.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Olympia trip builder app .

Getting from Mycenae to Olympia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mycenae in October since evenings lows in Olympia dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katakolo, Messini, Amaliada, Romanos, Gialova
Highlights from your plan
Paralia Agia Marina ©
Paralia Agia Marina
Messinia Wild Experience ©
Messinia Wild Experience
Andromonastiro ©
Andromonastiro

4
nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Iera Moni Agiou Nikolaou Filanthropinon and Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Archeologiko Mousio Ioanninon and Historical Museum of Ioannina Ch.Nikolaou. Explore Ioannina's surroundings by going to War Museum of Kalpaki (in Kalpaki), Monastery of Molivdoskepasti (in Konitsa) and Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo (in Metsovo). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis, admire the masterpieces at Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art, take an in-depth tour of Ali Pasha Museum, and examine the collection at Municipal Ethnographic Museum of Ioannina.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ioannina trip planner.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Ioannina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Parga.

Things to do in Ioannina

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art, Kouiassa Pouliana Path, Kipinas Monastery, Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo, Anemotrypa Cave
Highlights from your plan
War Museum of Kalpaki ©
War Museum of Kalpaki
Lake Pamvotis ©
Lake Pamvotis
Kipinas Monastery ©
Kipinas Monastery

5
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
The Watermill Museum and Chaos Woodcraft will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Alonaki Fanariou Beach and Agia Paraskevi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Parga: Syvota (Zeri Beach & Pisina Beach), Ancient Kassopi (in Kamarina) and Kanali (Monolithi Beach & Into the wild Preveza). There's still lots to do: raise your glass at Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar, kick back and relax at Agios Giannis Beach, sample the fine beverages at Frangoulis Distillery, and examine the collection at Nicopolis Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Parga trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Parga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Paleokastritsa.

Things to do in Parga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Syvota, Kanali, Glyki, Lefkada Town, Valtos Kalodikiou
Highlights from your plan
Valtos Kalodikiou ©
Valtos Kalodikiou
Folklore Museum Karia ©
Folklore Museum Karia

6
nights
Paleokastritsa

Paleokastritsa ©
Heartily dedicated to tourism, Corfu's popular resort town of Paleokastritsa lures vacationers with lavish hotels and beaches surrounded by a hilly countryside of olive groves and fragrant fruit orchards.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Grotta Beach and Limni Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of Saint Spiridon and British Cemetry. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paleokastritsa: Nissaki Cave (in Nissaki), Pantokrator (in Agios Matheos) and Roda Beach (in Roda). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Agios Gordios Beach, head outdoors with Acapulco Pool Bar, enjoy the sand and surf at Sidari Resort Area, and take in the dramatic natural features at Kaiser's Throne.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paleokastritsa day trip planner .

Getting from Parga to Paleokastritsa by car takes about 2.5 hours. October in Paleokastritsa sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Corfu, Porto Timoni Beach, Parasailing & Paragliding, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pantokrator ©
Pantokrator
Porto Timoni Beach ©
Porto Timoni Beach
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue

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