35 days in Greece & Cyclades Itinerary

35 days in Greece & Cyclades Itinerary

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Start: Lima
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Nafplio
— 4 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  4 h 30 min
5
Paros
— 3 nights
Ferry:  3 h 30 min
6
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
7
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
8
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
9
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 5 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Lima

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
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: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, stop by Monastiraki, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Athens itinerary planner.

Lima, Peru to Athens is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lima in June: high temperatures in Athens hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosios Loukas, take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Delphi online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in June, Delphi is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church, Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, Hosios Loukas
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Olympia: Kalo Nero Beach (in Kalo Nero) and Kukuvaya (in Katakolo). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, and explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Olympia day trip planning app.

Getting from Delphi to Olympia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Olympia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kalo Nero Beach, Kukuvaya
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Walking tours

4
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Corinth Canal (in Corinth), Ktima Palivou (in Nemea) and Mystras (in Sparta). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Evaggelistria, and get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip planning site.

Drive from Olympia to Nafplio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nafplio, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Paros.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Corinth Canal, Ktima Palivou, Mystras, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus

3
nights
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Catamaran Emelia. Next up on the itinerary: go for a stroll along the water at Old Port of Naoussa, kick back and relax at Piso Aliki Beach, stroll through Tripiti Βeach, and examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas..

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paros trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Nafplio to Paros in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Nafplio in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Paros, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:
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Old Port of Naoussa ©
Old Port of Naoussa
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Heraklion: Reptisland (in Melidoni) and Matala beach (in Matala). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Heraklion day trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Paros to Heraklion takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reptisland, Matala beach, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Fira travel website.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, Ancient Thera, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

5
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Explore Mykonos Town's surroundings by going to Naxos Town (Old Town, Portara, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Ornos Beach, Agios Stefanos Church
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

5
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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: Paleokastritsa Beach (in Paleokastritsa) and Speed Boats Tours (in Kavos). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, don't miss a visit to The Liston, and cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town trip planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in July, you will find days in Corfu Town are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa Beach, Aloelia, Speed Boats Tours, Aqualand Corfu Water Park
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
New Fortress ©
New Fortress

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