29 days in Greece Itinerary

29 days in Greece Itinerary

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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Svoronata, Kefalonia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 2 nights
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive to Sarandë, Ferry to Corfu Town
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
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Heraklion, Crete

— 2 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Snail Farm and Fun in Tylissos (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules), and get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion day trip planning tool.

London, UK to Heraklion is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Heraklion at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Fira, Santorini

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of Fira to go to Akrotiri and see La Ponta, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 4 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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), kick back and relax at Ornos Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paralia Kalafati.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip site.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 23:

Athens

— 5 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, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 23 — 28:

Nafplio

— 2 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi and then steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, then get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Panaghia, and finally delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nafplio trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Athens in May, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Olympia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, contemplate the long history of Archaeological Site of Olympia, and then relax and rejuvenate at Euphoria Spa. On your second day here, experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, then do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, then pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Nafplio to Olympia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in May since evenings lows in Olympia dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Svoronata.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Wineries
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

Svoronata, Kefalonia

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Panagia Sissiotissa, see what you can catch with Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Michalis, and then relax in the rural setting at Dias Beekeeping. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Corgialenios Istoriko kai Laografiko Mouseio, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Alexandra Kefalonia Massage, then indulge your senses at Kefalonia Wine Tour, and finally stop by IN gallery.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Svoronata online vacation builder.

Getting from Olympia to Svoronata by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daytime highs in Svoronata are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Svoronata

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Delphi

— 2 nights
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church, and finally relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Delphi journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Svoronata to Delphi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Delphi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Kalambaka

— 1 night
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 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, don't miss a visit to Meteora, and then steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka road trip site.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Delphi in June since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corfu Town: St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas) and Arena horse riding corfu (in Perithia). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corfu, experience rural life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, and make a trip to Spianada Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Corfu Town online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Corfu Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Corfu Town, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:

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.