54 days in Greece Itinerary

54 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 6 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 7 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Thessaloniki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Kalambaka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Delphi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Olympia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Nafplio
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Athens
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heraklion: Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos), Museum of El Greco (in Fodele) and Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, contemplate the long history of Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, and look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Heraklion is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Heraklion, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tylissos, Melidoni, The Palace of Knossos, Museum of El Greco, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

6
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of Fira with an excursion to La Ponta in Akrotiri--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, do a tasting at Boutari Winery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Fira online tour builder.

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Oia, Pyrgos, Santorini
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 26:
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

7
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Mykonos Town: Delos (House of Dionysus, Archaeological Site of Delos, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, kick back and relax at Agios Sostis Beach, and examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town day trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. In June, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Delos, Mykonos, Agios Sostis Beach, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 3:
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Paleokastritsa (Paleokastritsa Beach & La Grotta Beach), Barbati Beach (in Barbati) and Kassiopi (Kerasia Beach & Kassiopi Castle). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu, wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, and delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mykonos Town in July: highs in Corfu Town hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Corfu, Kassiopi, Beach Kontogialos, Barbati Beach
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 9:
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
New Fortress ©
New Fortress

5
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thessaloniki: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina), St. Paraskevi Church (in Paralia Katerinis) and Fava Beach (in Vourvourou). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, stroll through Kalogria Beach, and head outdoors with Bubble Adventures Halkidiki.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki driving holiday tool.

Getting from Corfu Town to Thessaloniki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), St. Paraskevi Church, Fava Beach, Kalogria Beach, Bubble Adventures Halkidiki
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:
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Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki

4
nights
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalambaka: Ioannina (Alpine Zone, Silversmithing Museum, &more), Metsovo (Averofeios Garden & Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion) and Vrellis Greek History Museum (in Bizani). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kalambaka attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Thessaloniki in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kalambaka, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Parks Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ioannina, Metsovo, Vrellis Greek History Museum
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Alpine Zone ©
Alpine Zone

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Delphi: Recreational Park (in Pavliani), Hosios Loukas (in Distomo) and Lion of Chaeronea (in Chaeronea). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Delphi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey, and contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Delphi trip builder tool.

Getting from Kalambaka to Delphi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Delphi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

MoKa Honey, Recreational Park, Hosios Loukas, Lion of Chaeronea
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kastori (Vrisiotikos Canyon (Canyon Milon) & Kastora Canyon), Tis Arkadias O Platanos (in Kyparissia) and Temple of Apollo Epikourios (in Skliros). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Olympia trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kastori, Romanos, Tis Arkadias O Platanos, Temple of Apollo Epikourios
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nafplio: Livadi Beach (in Leonidio), Archeologiko Mousio Isthmias (in Isthmia) and Corinth (Archaeological Museum of Corinth, Akrokorinthos, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, and take some stellar pictures from Lighthouse Melagavi (Iraion).

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio road trip planning site.

You can drive from Olympia to Nafplio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nafplio, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, Loutraki, West Court of Heraion of Perachora, Livadi Beach
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 2:
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Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus

6
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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and stop by Plaka.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planning app.

Drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Nafplio in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 8:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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