36 days in Greece Itinerary

36 days in Greece Itinerary

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36 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
4
Athens
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip maker website .

Sydney, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Mykonos Town is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mykonos Town, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Speed Boats Tours, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Change things up with a short trip to Santo Horse Riding in Akrotiri (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fira online tour planner .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Santorini, Imerovigli, Ancient Thera
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
nights
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Heraklion: Reptisland (in Melidoni), Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia) and Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion online itinerary builder .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Heraklion are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tylissos, The Palace of Knossos, Reptisland, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Winery Stilianou
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Athens online route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. May in Athens sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Explore Nafplio's surroundings by going to Metropolitan Church of St. Basil (in Tripoli), The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros) and Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, take in panoramic vistas at Moni Osiou Patapiou, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Luke Archibishop.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nafplio itinerary planner .

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nafplio, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, Mystras, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Moni Osiou Patapiou
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

3
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
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.
Explore Olympia's surroundings by going to Tis Arkadias O Platanos (in Kyparissia) and Temple of Apollo Epikourios (in Skliros). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archaeological Site of Olympia, and appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Olympia trip planner.

Getting from Nafplio to Olympia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Olympia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Tis Arkadias O Platanos, Temple of Apollo Epikourios
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Temple of Apollo Epikourios ©
Temple of Apollo Epikourios

2
nights
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo In Delphi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Delphi road trip app .

You can drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Delphi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

1
night
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip planning tool .

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in June, Kalambaka is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

2
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), then explore the ancient world of Rotunda, and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kalambaka in June, Thessaloniki is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

6
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

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 Corfu Town's surroundings by going to Arena horse riding corfu (in Perithia), Yali Beach (in Giannades) and St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, get interesting insight from Tours, explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, and get outside with Sakis Water Sports.

Discover how to plan a Corfu Town trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Corfu Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Arena horse riding corfu, Speed Boats Tours, Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 14:
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Speed Boats Tours
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

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