39 days in Greece Itinerary

39 days in Greece Itinerary

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Olympia
— 7 nights
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Kalavrita
— 6 nights
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Naupactus
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kalogria
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paleokastritsa, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens
— 3 nights
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Olympia — 7 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Olympia side-trips: Finikounda Beach (in Finikounda), Polylimnio Waterfall (in Charavgi) and Kyparissia (Tis Arkadias O Platanos & The Old Watermill). There's lots more to do: stroll through Voidokilia Beach, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, and admire the sheer force of Neda Waterfalls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Olympia itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Olympia is an approximately 180-hour travel. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Olympia to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Kalavrita.
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Kalavrita — 6 nights

Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. Venture out of the city with trips to Kapsas (Kapsia Cave & Kalogris Organic Winery), Dimitsana (Lousios Gorge, Aimyalon Monastery, &more) and Mantineia (Agia Fotini Mantineias Church & Ancient Mantineia). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, examine the collection at Folclore and Historic Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorge of Vouraikos, and steep yourself in history at Topos Thysias.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kalavrita itinerary maker.

You can drive from Olympia to Kalavrita in 2 hours. Traveling from Olympia in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kalavrita, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Naupactus.
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Naupactus — 5 nights

Explore Naupactus' surroundings by going to Sergoulas Beach (in Paralia Sergoulas), Lake Trichonida (in Agrinio) and Mesolongion (The Garden of Heroes & Diexodos Istoriko Mouseio).

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Naupactus road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kalavrita to Naupactus takes 2 hours. Traveling from Kalavrita in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Naupactus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kalogria.
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Kalogria — 5 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Kalogria side-trips: Ancient City of Iniades (in Katochi), Pezedromos - Podilatodromos Megologiou (in Mesolongion) and Glyfa Beach (in Glyfa). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at National Park of Kotychi and Strofylia Wetlands.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kalogria driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Naupactus to Kalogria takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kalogria can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach, visit Little Venice, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, then stroll through Paradise Beach, then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kalogria to Mykonos Town takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Kalogria in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Mykonos Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.
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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 10th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach. On the next day, look for gifts at the White, Santorini, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fira online tour planner.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. October in Fira sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at CRETAquarium, and finally contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Heraklion are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Tsilivi (Planos).
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Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos — 2 nights

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for gifts at Medusa Boutique, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamaki Beach, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. On your second day here, make a splash at Tsilivi Waterpark, try for a hole-in-one at Fantasy Mini Golf, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tsilivi Beach.

Start your trip to Tsilivi (Planos) by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Heraklion to Tsilivi (Planos) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Heraklion in October, Tsilivi (Planos) is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Paleokastritsa.
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Paleokastritsa, Corfu — 1 night

Heartily dedicated to tourism, Corfu's popular resort town of Paleokastritsa lures vacationers with lavish hotels and beaches surrounded by a hilly countryside of olive groves and fragrant fruit orchards.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): head outdoors with Corfu Sea Discovery, then stroll through Corfu Donkey Rescue, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Grotta Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Paleokastritsa Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Rovinia Beach, then kick back and relax at Limni Beach, and then head outdoors with Acapulco Pool Bar.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Paleokastritsa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Tsilivi (Planos) to Paleokastritsa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Paleokastritsa can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then get your game on at Metamorphosis, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then wander the streets of Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary website.

Fly from Paleokastritsa to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. October in Athens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Greece travel guide

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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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