38 days in Greece Itinerary

38 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
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Drive to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Fly to Diagoras Airport, Drive to Kalavarda
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Kalavarda
— 2 nights
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Drive to Diagoras Airport, Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Heraklion
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Heraklion
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chania Town
— 3 nights
Taxi to Heraklion, Ferry to Fira
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Fira
— 2 nights
Fly to Kalamata Airport, Drive to Kardamili
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Kardamili
— 1 night
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corinth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Patras
— 2 nights
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Argostolion
— 3 nights
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Drive to Fiskardo, Ferry to Nydri, Drive to Igoumenitsa, Ferry to Corfu Town
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Corfu Town
— 3 nights
Bus
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Ioannina
— 1 night
Drive
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Kavala
— 1 night
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Athens

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: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Athens sightseeing site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Athens is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Athens is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in February, you will find days in Athens are a bit warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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: indulge in some personalized pampering at Beautyworld Spa, take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town online vacation planner.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kalavarda.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Kalavarda

Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Ladomylos, explore the world behind art at Art Park Rhodes, then contemplate the long history of Campochiaro, then experience rural life at Farma of Rhodes Petting Zoo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Transfiguration. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli, delve into the distant past at Ancient Kamiros, then pause for some serene contemplation at Profiti Elias Monastery, then take in the awesome beauty at Profitis Ilias, and finally look for gifts at Marias House.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Kalavarda online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mykonos Town to Kalavarda. In February, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Kalavarda

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

3
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kurtes (in Zaros), Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, kick back and relax at Matala beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kalavarda to Heraklion. In February, daytime highs in Heraklion are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Chania Town

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, then steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, and finally delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Chania, then admire the masterpieces at Folklore Museum of Chania, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chania Town journey planning app.

You can drive from Heraklion to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Chania Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, then learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Keep things going the next day: get impressive views of Santorini Volcano, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, then stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and finally look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Fira trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Chania Town to Fira in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Kardamili.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kardamili

Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): 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.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kardamili travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fira to Kardamili. Traveling from Fira in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kardamili, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Kardamili

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

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Nafplio

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Zoodochou Pigis Church, look for gifts at T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko, contemplate the long history of Bourtzi, then take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and finally explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, and finally steep yourself in history at Lion Gate.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Nafplio trip planner.

Getting from Kardamili to Nafplio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kardamili in February, with highs in Nafplio at 14°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Corinth.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

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Corinth

History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stop by Kilix Ceramic Crafts, then delve into the distant past at Akrokorinthos, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corinth, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Ktima Bairaktaris, delve into the distant past at Archaelogical site of Nemea, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Corinth day trip planning website.

Drive from Nafplio to Corinth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Corinth, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Corinth

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

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Delphi

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 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, delve into the distant past at Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosios Loukas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Delphi trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Corinth to Delphi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Patras.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Patras

Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Andreas Church, do a tasting at Achaia Clauss Winery, then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Patras, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Patras. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at The Statue of Cervantes, then witness the site of a historic battle at Nafpaktos Old Port, then explore the historical opulence of The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos, and finally snap pictures at Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis).

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Patras trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Patras takes 2 hours. In February in Patras, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Argostolion.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Argostolion

A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
On the 28th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Makris Gialos Beach, steep yourself in history at Katavothres, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Saint Theodoroi, then contemplate the long history of Memorial Acqui Division, then take in the pleasant sights at Drapano Bridge (De Bosset), and finally soak in style at Kefalonia Massage Team-Christina. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Lourdas (Lourdata) Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Argostoli Harbour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Petani Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Argostolion trip planner.

Traveling by car from Patras to Argostolion takes 4 hours. In February in Argostolion, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Argostolion

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Corfu Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, explore the galleries of Corfu Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Spiridon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Corfu Town online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Argostolion to Corfu Town by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Ioannina.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

1
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Ioannina

Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, take an in-depth tour of Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Alpine Zone.

Plan my day in Ioannina using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a bus from Corfu Town to Ioannina in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. March in Ioannina sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kavala.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

1
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Kavala

Kavala is a city in northern Greece, the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and the capital of Kavala regional unit. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Imaret, make a trip to The Aquaduct, then explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Kavala, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Piges Agias Varvaras. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Folklore & Historical Museum of Xanthi, then take in the exciting artwork at The House of Shadow, then stop by Old Town of Xanthi, and finally delve into the distant past at Archeologikos Choros Filippi.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kavala trip planner.

Getting from Ioannina to Kavala by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Ioannina, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kavala, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kavala

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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Thessaloniki

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, wander the streets of Ladadika District, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, then contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Rotunda, steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, then don't miss a visit to Monument of Alexander The Great, then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki holiday planning site.

You can drive from Kavala to Thessaloniki in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.

Rhodes travel guide

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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.

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.

Santorini travel guide

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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.

Cephalonia travel guide

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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.

Corfu travel guide

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Beaches · Specialty Museums · Bars & Clubs
Island of the Phaeacians
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Corfu retains many reminders of the island's Venetian, British, and French heritage.The northernmost of the Ionian Islands, the mild-weathered city made it into mythology as the idyllic place where Poseidon enjoyed marital bliss with the nymph Korkyra. Allegedly named after this mythical beauty, the island offers a blend of well-developed seaside areas and pristine mountain ranges, popular with both package tourists and casual backpackers. The island's top attraction remains the pleasant city of Corfu, an architectural gem made for sightseeing on foot. The island also serves as a convenient jumping-off point for tours of the Albanian and Italian coastlines.