30 days in Greece Itinerary

30 days in Greece Itinerary

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30 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Athens
— 4 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
8
Oia, Santorini
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

2
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: take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and stroll through Kapari Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town itinerary planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Elia Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

4
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corfu Town: Speed Boats Tours (in Kavos) and Paleokastritsa (Corfu Donkey Rescue & Paleokastritsa Beach). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Theodora Mitropolis Orthodox Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Speed Boats Tours, Paleokastritsa Monastery, Aqualand Corfu Water Park
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Speed Boats Tours

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 9th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, and finally make a trip to Meteora.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kalambaka holiday builder tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Kalambaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Corfu Town in September, expect Kalambaka to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Olympia: Temple of Apollo Epikourios (in Skliros), Kalo Nero Beach (in Kalo Nero) and The Old Watermill (in Kyparissia). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, examine the collection at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, explore and take pictures at Klio's Honey Farm, and pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Olympia itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Olympia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, Olympia is somewhat warmer than Kalambaka - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kyparissia, Temple of Apollo Epikourios
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Corinth (Acrocorinth & Archea Korinthos) and Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, and get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nafplio day trip planning app .

You can drive from Olympia to Nafplio in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Nafplio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

4
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, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Athens route builder app .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in September since evenings lows in Athens dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matala beach (in Matala), Reptisland (in Melidoni) and Kurtes (in Zaros). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. September in Heraklion sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurtes, Winery Stilianou, Reptisland, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Matala beach
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

7
nights
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Get out of town with these interesting Oia side-trips: Akrotiri (Red Beach, Santo Horse Riding, & more), Artemis Karamolegos Winery (in Exo Gonia) and Kamari (Ancient Thera & KAMARA BEACH). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Oia trip itinerary maker website .

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Oia in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Oia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Akrotiri, Santorini, Imerovigli, Kamari
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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