52 days in Greece Itinerary

52 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece route planner

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Athens
— 7 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mystras
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive to Astakós, Ferry to Sami
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Sami, Cephalonia
— 4 nights
Taxi to Kefallinia, Fly to Thessaloniki
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Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oia, Santorini
— 13 nights
Taxi to Santorini, Ferry to Mykonos Town
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 6 nights
Fly
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Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monolithos, Rhodes
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 7 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Temple of Poseidon, National Archaeological Museum, Plateia Syntagmatos, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Lycabettus and Temple of Hephaestus. Get some historical perspective at Ancient Agora of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planning app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in May, you will find days in Athens are much colder (29°C), and nights are little chillier (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Nafplio

— 6 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Lion Gate has been added to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress Palamidi and Citadel and Treasury of Atreus. Explore hidden gems such as The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Arvanitia beach. Change things up with a short trip to Archaelogical site of Nemea in Nemea (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, contemplate the long history of Bourtzi, and explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Nafplio, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mystras.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Mystras

— 3 nights
Mystras or Mistras, also known as Myzithras in the Chronicle of the Morea, is a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Archaeological site of Mystra has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monemvasia Fortress and Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mystras travel planner.

Drive from Nafplio to Mystras in 2 hours. Traveling from Nafplio in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Mystras. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Mystras

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Archaeological Site of Olympia. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Olympia trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Mystras to Olympia takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
You've now added Delphi to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see where the action happens at Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Delphi planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Delphi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sami.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Sami, Cephalonia

— 4 nights
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Myrtos Beach as well as Melissani Cave. Explore hidden gems such as Paliostafida Beach and Drogarati Cave.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sami online vacation planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Delphi to Sami in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Sami are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Sami

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Thessaloniki

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arch of Galerius as well as White Tower of Thessaloniki. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki holiday builder site.

Getting from Sami to Thessaloniki by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Oia.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites

Oia, Santorini

— 13 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bella Aurora & Thalassa as well as Santorini Sailing. Get outdoors at Amoudi Bay and Vlychada Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ancient Thera and Perivolos. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamari Beach (in Kamari), Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Pyrgos (Castelli of Pyrgos & Cultural Village). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Almyra Beach, enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Oia itinerary app.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Oia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. June in Oia sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 6 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Elia Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Platis Gialos Beach and Ornos Beach. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Kapari Beach, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and take in the waterfront activity at Old Port.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town itinerary site.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Oia to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rhodes Town, Rhodes

— 3 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ancient Kamiros, Archangelos Castle, Feraklos Castle, and other attractions you added. Monastery Tsambika and Street of the Knights are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Church of the Panagia and Church of Agios Ioannis Prodromos. Take a break from Rhodes Town with a short trip to Kori Lindos in Lindos, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Acropolis of Rhodes, pause for some serene contemplation at Filerimos Monastery, examine the collection at Kahal Shalom Synagogue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleman mosque.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Rhodes Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Rhodes Town are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monolithos.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Monolithos, Rhodes

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Artamitis, do a tasting at Ebonas Winecellar, explore the ancient world of Temple Attaviros Zeus, examine the collection at Ladomylos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Giorgios o Vardas, and finally delve into the distant past at Cave of Fourni.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Monolithos online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rhodes Town to Monolithos takes 1.5 hours. July in Monolithos sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monolithos

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
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.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

Rhodes travel guide

4.2
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.