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
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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.
Attractions like Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Athens to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
Family-friendly places like Fortress Palamidi and Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Nafplio: Metropolitan Church of St. Basil (in Tripoli), Kapsia Cave (in Kapsas) and Offshore Hydropower Museum (in Dimitsana). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Spyridonas, and make a trip to Akronafplia Fortress.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, Nafplio is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive 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 12th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta, then contemplate the long history of Mystras, and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological site of Mystra.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sparta journey planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Sparta in 2 hours. Traveling from Nafplio in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sparta, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and then delve into the distant past at Monemvasia Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Liotrivi Monemvasia - Historical Mansion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), and finally don't miss a visit to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Monemvasia trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sparta to Monemvasia takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kardamili.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Kardamili

— 1 night
On the 15th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Sophia, steep yourself in history at The House of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor, then head outdoors with Vyros Gorge, and finally stop by The Bead Shop Kardamyli.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kardamili trip website.

Drive from Monemvasia to Kardamili in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to 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.
On the 16th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of 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. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, and then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympia holiday app.

You can drive from Kardamili to Olympia in 3 hours. In July in Olympia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at MoKa Honey, pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Delphi trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Delphi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive 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 20th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Roussanou Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then stop by Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi), and finally take in the views from Stone Bridge Gate.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kalambaka trip planner.

Getting from Delphi to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kalambaka, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like White Tower of Thessaloniki and Aristotelous Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina) and Ktima Gerovassiliou (in Epanomi). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, learn about all things military at War Museum of Thessaloniki, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda.

Before you visit Thessaloniki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Thessaloniki sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for 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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, pause for some photo ops at Andrea Miaoulis Monument, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum) and then look for gifts at Marialena Maramenou.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hydra vacation tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Thessaloniki to Hydra. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hydra when traveling from Thessaloniki in July, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hydra to Heraklion. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hydra in July: highs in Heraklion hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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.