36 days in Greece Itinerary

36 days in Greece Itinerary

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Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 4 nights
Unknown
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Hydra
— 3 nights
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kardamili
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Metsovo
— 1 night
Drive
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
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Thessaloniki — 3 nights

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Thessaloniki side-trips: Lake Volvi (in Mikri Volvi) and Cave of Alistrati (in Alistrati). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, look for gifts at Onarion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture.

To find out how to plan a trip to Thessaloniki, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Thessaloniki. January in Thessaloniki sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Heraklion.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

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 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Castello del Molo (Koules), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, then examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

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Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January, Heraklion is somewhat warmer than Thessaloniki - with highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Athens.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Side Trips

Athens — 6 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip planning site.

Fly from Heraklion to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. January in Athens sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nafplio.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Kapsia Cave (in Kapsas) and Lousios Gorge (in Dimitsana). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, sample the fine beverages at Karonis Distillery, pause for some photo ops at Lion of Bavaria, and step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

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Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in January, things will get a bit cooler in Nafplio: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Hydra.
Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks
Side Trips

Hydra — 3 nights

Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Hydra is known for beaches, museums, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Harriets Hydra Horses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine), stop by Marialena Maramenou, and appreciate the history behind Andrea Miaoulis Monument.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hydra tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nafplio to Hydra. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nafplio in February: high temperatures in Hydra hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Monemvasia.
Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Parks

Monemvasia — 2 nights

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, and then look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Sofia Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos).

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Monemvasia trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Hydra to Monemvasia with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kardamili.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Kardamili — 2 nights

On the 8th (Tue), look for gifts at The Bead Shop Kardamyli and then head outdoors with Vyros Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Langada Pass and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Sophia.

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Kardamili driving holiday planner.

Getting from Monemvasia to Kardamili by car takes about 2.5 hours. February in Kardamili sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Olympia.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trip

Olympia — 3 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.
When in Olympia, make a side trip to see Offshore Hydropower Museum in Dimitsana, approximately Dimitsana away. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, contemplate the long history of Archaeological Site of Olympia, take in the dramatic scenery at Nemouta Waterfalls, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Olympia trip planning site.

Getting from Kardamili to Olympia by car takes about 3 hours. In February in Olympia, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Delphi.
Museums · Spas · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Delphi side-trips: Katafygio-Oiti (in Panourgias) and Recreational Park (in Pavliani). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Delphi, experience rural life at MoKa Honey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Delphi trip maker app.

You can drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.
Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Side Trips

Kalambaka — 3 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.
Kalambaka is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meteora, steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in panoramic vistas at Trikala Fort, and take in the views from Lithaios Central Bridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kalambaka road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Delphi in February: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Metsovo.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Metsovo — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Averoff Gallery of Modern Art, get engrossed in the history at Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, and then do a tasting at Katogi Averoff Winery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Metsovo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Metsovo takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kalambaka in February, expect nights in Metsovo to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Corfu Town.
Museums · Wineries

Corfu Town, Corfu — 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: Corfu Beer (in Arillas) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Sidari). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corfu, and stop by Mezzo Mezzo.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Corfu Town trip itinerary website.

Drive from Metsovo to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Metsovo in February, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
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.