39 days in Greece Itinerary

39 days in Greece Itinerary

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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Train to Tithorea, Taxi to Delphi
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Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Melissia
Drive
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Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 1 night
Drive
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Tsilivi (Planos)
— 3 nights
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Katelios
— 3 nights
Drive
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Andros
— 2 nights
Drive
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Heraklion
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kos Town
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Rhodes Town
— 2 nights
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Fly to Heraklion, Bus to Néa Alikarnassós, Foot to Heraklion, Ferry to Fira
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Corfu Town, Corfu

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, don't miss a visit to The Liston, then see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, and finally explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, then get a dose of the wild on Madalena Boat Trips, and finally examine the collection at Achilleion Museum.

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

Lisbon, Portugal to Corfu Town is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lisbon to Corfu Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, things will get a bit warmer in Corfu Town: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Thessaloniki

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, delve into the distant past at Rotunda, then contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, and finally explore the ancient world of The Greek Agora and Roman Forum. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Monument of Alexander The Great, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, then contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally wander the streets of Ladadika District.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Corfu Town to Thessaloniki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In July in Thessaloniki, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then contemplate the long history of Delphi, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at MoKa Honey, then get engrossed in the history at Amfissa Archaeological Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosios Loukas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Delphi tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Thessaloniki to Delphi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Delphi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Athens

— 3 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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Athens journey planning app.

You can drive from Delphi to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Delphi in July, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melissia.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Melissia

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Traveling by car from Athens to Melissia takes an hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in July since evenings lows in Melissia dip to 24°C. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to Nafplio.

Things to do in Melissia

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Nafplio

— 3 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nafplio: Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae) and Archea Korinthos (in Corinth). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, enjoy the sand and surf at Karathona Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, and explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Nafplio trip app.

You can drive from Melissia to Nafplio in 2 hours. Traveling from Melissia in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Nafplio, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

Olympia

— 1 night
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, then make a trip to Archaeological Site of Olympia, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and finally appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Olympia itinerary builder app.

Drive from Nafplio to Olympia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Olympia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tsilivi (Planos).

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Tsilivi (Planos)

— 3 nights
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Take a break from Tsilivi (Planos) with a short trip to Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) in Anafonitria, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: race across the water with a speed boat tour, cool off at Tsilivi Waterpark, kick back and relax at Laganas Beach, and head off the coast to Marathonisi (Turtle Island).

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Getting from Olympia to Tsilivi (Planos) by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Katelios.

Things to do in Tsilivi (Planos)

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Katelios

— 3 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Trapezaki Beach in Trapezaki (about 36 minutes away).

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Katelios sightseeing app.

You can travel from Tsilivi (Planos) to Katelios in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Andros.

Things to do in Katelios

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Andros

— 2 nights
On the 30th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Ag Trianda, then kick back and relax at Zorkos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Agios Petros Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Platia Afanous Nafti, Head underground at Cave Foros, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Agias Irinis, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Vitali Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Andros vacation planning site.

You can drive from Katelios to Andros in 11.5 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Andros sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Andros

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

Heraklion

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Heraklion planning site.

Drive from Andros to Heraklion in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 3 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: stop by Little Venice, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town tour planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Mykonos Town in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kos Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:

Kos Town

— 3 nights
Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kefalos (Vasso Art Gallerie Pottery Workshop, Paradise Beach, &more). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Asklepion Kos, don't miss a visit to Eleftherias Square, take a memorable tour with Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Therma Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kos Town trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Kos Town by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Kos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Rhodes Town

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Anthony Quinn Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Elli, and then take a memorable tour with Makarounas Fishing Trip Rhodes. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Colossus of Rhodes, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rhodes Town trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Kos Town to Rhodes Town in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Fira

— 5 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fira online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Rhodes Town to Fira in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.

Nea Penteli travel guide

3.1
Observatories · Spas
Nea Penteli is a suburb in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Penteli, of which it is a municipal unit.GeographyNea Penteli is situated at the southwestern foot of the Penteli mountains, at 410m elevation. The municipal unit has an area of 3.230 km2. It is 14km northeast of Athens city centre. At the centre of the town is a small hill named Profitis Ilias, after the small church constructed on top of it. Nea Penteli has one primary school and a high school.

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Argolis Region travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Castles · Ruins
A history buff's dream, the Argolis region served as the Mycenaean seat of power for over a thousand years. Traces of this period remain scattered all across Argolis, which stretches across the eastern section of the Peloponnese peninsula. The town contains a fine museum of archaeology and the ruins of a 4th-century theater. The regional capital Nafplio, a vibrant seaport known for its atmospheric old town, offers a comfortable base for tours of the nearby villages, Venetian fortifications, and Byzantine churches. The region takes its name from the ancient town of Argos, one of the longest continually inhabited settlements in Europe.

Zakynthos travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Islands
Flower of the East
Located just off the west coast of mainland Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a reputation as both a party destination and a family-friendly getaway. Packed with foreign tourists along its eastern and southeastern coastline, the island also features numerous tranquil pockets in its central region of forested mountains and rolling hills. Avoid the overcrowded east by discovering the island's less-explored northern sections, which contain a series of deep caves that feature sun reflecting on seawater and white stones, creating a striking shade of azure particular to this part of the world. The northern capes of the island also offer the calmest waters, which lap a string of developed beaches with plenty of modern facilities.

Cephalonia travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Caves · Landmarks
Famous for its pristine natural scenery, Cephalonia boasts a string of clean and friendly towns packed with traditional taverns, trendy coffeehouses, and family-run inns. A place of rugged cliffs and lush forests, the island features a coastline of golden beaches, lapped by the azure waters of the Ionian Sea. Home to less than 40,000 permanent residents, Cephalonia clings to its relaxed way of life, seemingly unfazed by mass tourism. A devastating earthquake destroyed much of the island's old architecture in 1953, leveling all but two of its major towns. Today, in addition to modern port towns and quaint villages, you can also explore a tranquil countryside rich in lush vineyards and remote monasteries.

Crete travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.

Kos travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
A tiny island big on history and tradition, Kos appears littered with ancient ruins and well-preserved Corinthian columns. Located just 4 km (2 mi) from the coast of Turkey, this minute Aegean island boasts over 100 km (60 mi) of coastline and offers a string of immaculate beaches within easy walking distance of fine shops, bars, and hotels. The past and present seem to converge within the narrow streets of the town of Kos, where cosmopolitan cafes sit right next to ancient traditional taverns. Tourism and farming remain the island's main sources of revenue, its interior dotted by lush groves of almond, fig, and olive trees.

Rhodes travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.