30 days in Greece Itinerary

30 days in Greece Itinerary

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Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 3 nights
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Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Athens
— 4 nights
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Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 1 night
Drive
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Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
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Rhodes Town, Rhodes — 3 nights

A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Church of the Panagia and Church of Our Lady of Filerimos. Get some historical perspective at Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue and Street of the Knights. Venture out of the city with trips to Holy Trinity Church (in Mandriko), Agios Pavlos Beach (in Lindos) and Monastery Tsambika (in Kolimbia). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), delve into the distant past at Ancient Kamiros, make a trip to Mandraki Harbour, and step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rhodes Town travel planner.

New York City, USA to Rhodes Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Rhodes Town to be a bit warmer, temps between 69°F and 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Chania Town.
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Chania Town, Crete — 2 nights

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, explore the activities along Lake Kournas, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of German Military Cemetery. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Chania, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chania Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rhodes Town to Chania Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Heraklion.
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Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

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 5th (Fri): take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at CRETAquarium. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello del Molo (Koules).

Before you visit Heraklion, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a shuttle from Chania Town to Heraklion in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Fira, Santorini — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Museum of Prehistoric Thira. Get some historical perspective at Akrotiri and Akrotiri LightHouse. There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Nikola's Art Gallery, and hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Fira trip maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. May in Fira sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Poseidon. Acropolis Museum and Temple of Hephaestus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Ancient Theater of Thorikos (in Thoricus) and Panagia Faneromeni (in Vouliagmeni). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and wander the streets of Plaka.

To find out how to plan a trip to Athens, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. May in Athens sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Nafplio.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress Palamidi and The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. Archaeological Site Mycenae and Archea Korinthos will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Akrokorinthos (in Corinth) and Monastery of the Dormition Rock Nemea (in Nemea). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zoodochou Pigis Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Nafplio travel route builder.

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in May since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Olympia.
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Olympia — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and finally see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Olympia day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Olympia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Nafplio in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Olympia, with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Delphi.
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Delphi — 2 nights

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, explore the ancient world of Treasury of the Athenians, then see the interesting displays at The Angelos and Eva Sikelianos Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Delphi, and then delve into the distant past at The Tholos of Delphi.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Delphi trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In May in Delphi, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.
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Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

Kalambaka — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, then stroll through Varlaam Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iera Moni Agiou Stefanou. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Hellenic Culture Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kalambaka, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Delphi in May: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 72°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki — 2 nights

Mother of Israel

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 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Ladadika District, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, and finally examine the collection at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina). Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kalambaka in May; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 78°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Corfu — 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Liston and Old Fortress Corfu. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of Saint Spiridon and Corfu Museum of Asian Art. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Casa Parlante, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Vlacherna Monastery, and wander the streets of Corfu Old Town.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Corfu Town road trip planning website.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Corfu Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

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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