39 days in Greece Itinerary

39 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 6 nights
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Hydra
— 2 nights
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
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Kardamili
— 1 night
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Nafplio
— 4 nights
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Dimitsana
— 1 night
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Olympia
— 3 nights
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Delphi
— 4 nights
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Kalambaka
— 3 nights
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Ioannina
— 4 nights
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Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
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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: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Athens due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in December, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Athens: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hydra.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Hydra — 2 nights

Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine) and then appreciate the history behind Andrea Miaoulis Monument. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, indulge in some personalized pampering at Armonia Wellness Center, and then explore by horseback at Harriets Hydra Horses.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Athens to Hydra. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Monemvasia.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas · Tours

Monemvasia — 2 nights

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and then step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, and then don't miss a visit to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira.

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Explore your travel options from Hydra to Monemvasia with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kardamili.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Kardamili — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Sophia, get outside with Vyros Gorge, and then stop by The Bead Shop Kardamyli.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kardamili trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monemvasia to Kardamili takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kardamili are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nafplio.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Kapsia Cave (in Kapsas) and Archea Korinthos (in Corinth). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, steep yourself in history at Lion Gate, and don't miss a visit to Syntagma Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nafplio road trip site.

You can drive from Kardamili to Nafplio in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kardamili in December: high temperatures in Nafplio hover around 13°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dimitsana.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature
Side Trips

Dimitsana — 1 night

Dimitsana is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. On the 19th (Sun), get outside with Lousios Gorge and then examine the collection at Offshore Hydropower Museum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dimitsana road trip planner.

Drive from Nafplio to Dimitsana in 2 hours. December in Dimitsana sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Olympia.
Outdoors · Museums

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.
Olympia is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, examine the collection at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Olympia online tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Dimitsana to Olympia in 2 hours. Traveling from Dimitsana in December, expect Olympia to be a bit warmer, temps between 18°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Delphi.
Museums · Spas · Nature · Parks

Delphi — 4 nights

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Change things up with a short trip to Vagonetto-Fokis Mining Park Tours in Amfissa (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: see where the action happens at Delphi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey, and learn about all things military at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Delphi road trip site.

You can drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a 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). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Kalambaka.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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.
Explore Kalambaka's surroundings by going to Trikala (Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge & Stone Bridge Gate). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meteora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, and take in the views from Lithaios Central Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kalambaka driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, Kalambaka is little chillier than Delphi - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Ioannina.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Ioannina — 4 nights

Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. When in Ioannina, make a side trip to see Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion in Metsovo, approximately Metsovo away. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Vikos – Aoos National Park. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Voidomatis River, and step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ioannina itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Ioannina in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, Ioannina is somewhat warmer than Kalambaka - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Thessaloniki.
Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Side Trips

Thessaloniki — 4 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: Cave of Alistrati (in Alistrati), Geological History Museum Olympus (in Leptokarya) and Mountain Trail Litochoro - Prionia (in Litochoro). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, Thessaloniki is little chillier than Ioannina - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Heraklion.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete — 3 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 7th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kazantzakis Museum, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and finally learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion road trip planner.

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. Traveling from Thessaloniki in January, expect Heraklion to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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.