24 days in Greece Itinerary

24 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive to Sarandë, Ferry to Corfu Town
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly
7
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Ferry
8
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
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Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens travel planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Riyadh in May, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Athens: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:

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 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, then get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nafplio travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nafplio, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Delphi.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Delphi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of The Tholos of Delphi, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and then experience rural life at MoKa Honey.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Delphi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nafplio to Delphi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Delphi, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

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.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, and then contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kalambaka tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in May, things will get slightly colder in Kalambaka: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Corfu Town.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Almyros Beach (in Acharavi) and Agios Spyridonas (St. Spyridon Second Beach & St. Spyridon First Beach). There's much more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, stroll through Corfu Donkey Rescue, step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, and don't miss a visit to Spianada Square.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Corfu Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Kalambaka in May, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Thessaloniki.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:

Thessaloniki — 1 night

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

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Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In May, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.
Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, look for all kinds of wild species at GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, do a tasting at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Thessaloniki in May, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.
Neighborhoods · Tours · Spas · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Fira, Santorini — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fira day trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May in Fira, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Snail Farm and Fun in Tylissos (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules), and get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion itinerary builder app.

Getting from Fira to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Heraklion are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.