26 days in Greece Itinerary

26 days in Greece Itinerary

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26 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h 45 min
2
Hydra
— 2 nights
Travel:  4 h
3
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Kalamata
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Patras
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Argostolion
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Apollonii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Preveza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
11
Athens
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 30 min
12
Naxos Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 30 min
End: Athens

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a stroll through Plaka and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens online trip maker .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
nights
Hydra

Hydra ©
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 8th (Wed): ride a horse along Harriets Hydra Horses, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, and then kick back and relax at Saint Nicholas Beach. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra, kick back and relax at Bisti Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hydra trip builder site .

Explore your travel options from Athens to Hydra with the Route module. In July in Hydra, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Hydra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Harriets Hydra Horses ©
Harriets Hydra Horses
Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra ©
Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra ©
Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra

2
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.
On the 10th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, then snap pictures at Arkadiko Bridge, and then catch a live event at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nafplio trip itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hydra to Nafplio. Traveling from Hydra in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Nafplio, with lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Kalamata.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Arkadiko Bridge
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Tiryns ©
Tiryns

2
nights
Kalamata

Kalamata ©
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Messenia, then delve into the distant past at Antigua Mesenia, and then examine the collection at Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at ENGRAVING MUSEUM TAKIS KATSOULIDIS, then admire the sheer force of Polylimnio Waterfall, and then kick back and relax at Kalamata Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kalamata trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Kalamata takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in July since evenings lows in Kalamata dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Patras.

Things to do in Kalamata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Messini, Polylimnio Waterfall
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Polylimnio Waterfall ©
Polylimnio Waterfall
Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia

1
night
Patras

Patras ©
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. On the 13th (Mon), look for gifts at Samovar Handmade Cosmetics, then do a tasting at Achaia Clauss Winery, and then take in the views from Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis).

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Patras day trip tool .

Getting from Kalamata to Patras by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Argostolion.

Things to do in Patras

Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis)
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Achaia Clauss Winery ©
Achaia Clauss Winery
Samovar Handmade Cosmetics ©
Samovar Handmade Cosmetics

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nights
Argostolion

Argostolion ©
A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Petani Beach and then take in the pleasant sights at Argostoli Harbour. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Assos, then contemplate the long history of Memorial Acqui Division, then take in the views from Drapano Bridge (De Bosset), and finally visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Saint Theodoroi.

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

Drive from Patras to Argostolion in 4 hours. In July in Argostolion, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Apollonii.

Things to do in Argostolion

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Petani Beach, Drogarati Cave, Assos, Skala Beach
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Skala Beach ©
Skala Beach
Assos ©
Assos
Petani Beach ©
Petani Beach

2
nights
Apollonii

Apollonii ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Egremni Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kathisma Beach, and then kick back and relax at Milos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Nydri Waterfalls, then do a tasting at Lefkas Earth Winery, and then kick back and relax at Porto Katsiki.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Apollonii trip planner .

You can drive from Argostolion to Apollonii in 3.5 hours. July in Apollonii sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Preveza.

Things to do in Apollonii

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lefkada, Agios Nikitas, Nydri Waterfalls
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Kathisma Beach ©
Kathisma Beach
Milos Beach ©
Milos Beach
Egremni Beach ©
Egremni Beach

1
night
Preveza

Preveza
Preveza is a town in the region of Epirus, northwestern Greece, located at the mouth of the Ambracian Gulf. On the 18th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Haralampos Preveza.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Preveza trip planner .

You can drive from Apollonii to Preveza in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Preveza are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Preveza

Historic Sites
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2
nights
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.
On the 19th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Agios Stefanos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

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

Getting from Preveza to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Preveza in July since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

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

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina) and Kalogria Beach (in Nikiti). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki road trip app .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Kalogria Beach
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach

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nights
Athens

Athens ©
On the 24th (Fri), stop by Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Thessaloniki in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
nights
Naxos Town

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Naxos Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, nightlife, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kastro, kick back and relax at Agia Anna Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Prokopios Beach, and delve into the distant past at Portara.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Naxos Town trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Naxos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, expect nights in Naxos Town to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Naxos, Fish & Olive, Agios Prokopios Beach, Mikri Vigla Beach
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Portara ©
Portara
Kastro ©
Kastro

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nights
Mykonos Town

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, historic sites, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and stroll through Platis Gialos Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town day trip website .

Traveling by car from Naxos Town to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Ornos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

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