31 days in Greece Itinerary

31 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece sightseeing planner
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
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Argostolion, Kefalonia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 4 nights
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 3 nights
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 5 nights
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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.
Heraklion is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, admire the masterpieces at Kazantzakis Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion road trip app.

Bergen, Norway to Heraklion is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Heraklion is a bit warmer than Bergen - with highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Fira, Santorini — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then indulge your senses at Santorini's Best Driver. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fira holiday planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Argostolion.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wineries
Side Trips

Argostolion, Kefalonia — 2 nights

A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
On the 6th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Nautical Museum of Sami and then don't miss a visit to Old Vlachata. On the next day, do a tasting at Sarris Winery, soak in style at Kefalonia Massage Team-Christina, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agios Andreas.

Make your Argostolion itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Fira to Argostolion in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Argostolion sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Historic Sites · Wineries · Baths · Spas
Side Trips

Athens — 5 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Plaka.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Argostolion to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Nafplio.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: 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, contemplate the long history of Bourtzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, and appreciate the history behind Lion of Bavaria.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nafplio travel route builder app.

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, Nafplio is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Monemvasia.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Monemvasia — 2 nights

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 17th (Sat), kick back and relax at Paralia Monemvasias, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), and then look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, and then explore the historical opulence of Monemvasia Fortress.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Monemvasia itinerary maker.

Drive from Nafplio to Monemvasia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Olympia.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

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. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the galleries of Smili Art Workshop, learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, and then relax and rejuvenate at Euphoria Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Olympia online holiday planner.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

Delphi — 3 nights

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Delphi is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Delphi, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, contemplate the long history of The Tholos of Delphi, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parnassus.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Delphi trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in December, you will find days in Delphi are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trip

Kalambaka — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kalambaka day trip planning app.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Delphi in December; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.
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Historic Sites

Thessaloniki — 2 nights

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then explore the ancient world of Rotunda, and finally see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki road trip planning app.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kalambaka in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Thessaloniki, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Corfu Town.
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Museums · Spas · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Corfu Town, Corfu — 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corfu Town: Soul Touch - THE Massage Therapist (in Kassiopi), Corfu Beer (in Arillas) and WindRose Lounge Pool Bar (in Ipsos). There's much more to do: visit Wine Ventures Greece, pause for some photo ops at Kostas Georgakis Monument, see the interesting displays at Music Museum , and admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Corfu Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in December, things will get a bit warmer in Corfu Town: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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