35 days in Greece Itinerary

35 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 10 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kalamata
— 9 nights
Bus
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Thessaloniki
— 5 nights
Fly
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Fira
— 3 nights
Fly

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Athens

— 10 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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Athens visit planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Athens. In May, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Nafplio

— 7 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae), Corinth (Akrokorinthos, Archaeological Museum of Corinth, &more) and Isthmia (Temple of Isthmia Archeologikos Choros Isthmia & Corinth Canal). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and delve into the distant past at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nafplio day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Athens in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nafplio, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kalamata.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Kalamata

— 9 nights
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalamata: Mystras (in Sparta), Castle of Pylos (in Pilos) and Statue of Constantine Paleologos (in Mystras). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Antigua Mesenia, enjoy the sand and surf at Ritsa Beach, stroll through Kalamitsi Beach, and get outside with Vyros Gorge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kalamata trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Kalamata takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in June, Kalamata is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalamata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thessaloniki

— 5 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 find plenty of places to visit near Thessaloniki: Karydi (in Vourvourou), Kalogria Beach (in Nikiti) and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, and make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki online journey planner.

You can take a bus from Kalamata to Thessaloniki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Fira

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, explore the world behind art at Lignos Folklore Museum, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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.