29 days in Greece Itinerary

29 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 5 nights
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Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sparta
— 1 night
Drive
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kardamili
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
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Hydra
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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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, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Athens tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get a bit cooler in Athens: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Nafplio

— 4 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Metropolitan Church of St. Basil (in Tripoli), Kapsia Cave (in Kapsas) and Offshore Hydropower Museum (in Dimitsana). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Karonis Distillery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Panaghia.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio trip itinerary app.

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Athens in March, things will get slightly colder in Nafplio: highs are around 16°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sparta.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Sparta

— 1 night
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta, then steep yourself in history at Mystras, and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological site of Mystra.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sparta road trip planning website.

You can drive from Nafplio to Sparta in 2 hours. In March, Sparta is somewhat warmer than Nafplio - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Monemvasia

— 2 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 14th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, then look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and then explore the historical opulence of Monemvasia Fortress. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Liotrivi Monemvasia - Historical Mansion, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), and finally make a trip to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Monemvasia online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sparta to Monemvasia in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kardamili.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Kardamili

— 1 night
On the 16th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Sophia, contemplate the long history of The House of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor, then head outdoors with Vyros Gorge, and finally look for gifts at The Bead Shop Kardamyli.

Discover how to plan a Kardamili trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Kardamili in 2.5 hours. In March in Kardamili, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Kardamili

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, then relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, then relax and rejuvenate at Euphoria Spa, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Nemouta Waterfalls. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, and then pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Olympia trip planner.

Drive from Kardamili to Olympia in 3 hours. March in Olympia sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Nature · Parks · Spas

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 19th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Delphi, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at MoKa Honey, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Delphi trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Delphi are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kalambaka

— 2 nights
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 21st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then stop by Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi), and finally snap pictures at Stone Bridge Gate.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip builder website.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Delphi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kalambaka, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Thessaloniki

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thessaloniki: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina) and Ktima Gerovassiliou (in Epanomi). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia, and don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki online trip maker.

Drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Hydra

— 2 nights
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, pause for some photo ops at Andrea Miaoulis Monument, then explore by horseback at Harriets Hydra Horses, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Armonia Wellness Center. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum) and then look for gifts at Marialena Maramenou.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hydra driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Thessaloniki to Hydra. Traveling from Thessaloniki in March, Hydra is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Hydra

Museums · Tours · Trails · Outdoors

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.
On the 29th (Mon), delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Heraklion trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from Hydra to Heraklion with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.