39 days in Greece Itinerary

39 days in Greece Itinerary

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39 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
Bus + Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
6
Argostolion, Cephalonia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Zakynthos Town, Zakynthos
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Nafplio
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Athens
— 6 nights
Subway + Fly:  18 h
End: Roanoke

2
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Reptisland (in Melidoni) and Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Heraklion trip itinerary maker.

Roanoke, USA to Heraklion is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Roanoke to Heraklion, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Roanoke in February, expect Heraklion to be a bit warmer, temps between 61°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, step into the grandiose world of Castelli of Emporio, hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fira trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Oia, Imerovigli, Santorini, Kamari, Canava Santorini Distillery
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 29:
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Anastasis Church ©
Anastasis Church
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Delos (House of Dionysus, Archaeological Site of Delos, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. In February, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Delos, Mykonos, Agios Stefanos Church
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 5:
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Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: Monastery Of Pantokrator (in Kassiopi), Sakis Water Sports (in Kalami) and Panagia Mirtidiotissa Church (in Vatos). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, make a trip to Spianada Square, admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and see the interesting displays at Capodistrias Museum - Kapodistrias Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mykonos Town in March since evenings lows in Corfu Town dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Corfu, Vatos, Capodistrias Museum - Kapodistrias Museum, Sakis Water Sports, Folklore museum of central corfu
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 10:
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Archaeological Museum of Corfu ©
Archaeological Museum of Corfu

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 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and then get outside with Nea Paralia.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Corfu Town in March, Thessaloniki is slightly colder at night with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Argostolion.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

4
nights
Argostolion, Cephalonia

Argostolion ©
A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
Change things up with these side-trips from Argostolion: Lixouri (Gero Gombos Lighthouse & Statue of Andreas Laskaratos), Domaine Foivos (in Vouni) and Vathy (Maritime – Folklore Museum of Ithaca & Vathy Bay). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Agios Andreas, do a tasting at Divino Wines and Vinegar, don't miss a visit to Cyclopean Wall, and take an in-depth tour of Corgialenios Istoriko kai Laografiko Mouseio.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Argostolion trip planner.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Argostolion by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Thessaloniki in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 50°F in Argostolion. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zakynthos Town.

Things to do in Argostolion

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Ithaca, Lixouri, Cephalonia, Sami, Divino Wines and Vinegar
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:
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Catholic church of St Nicolai ©
Catholic church of St Nicolai
Divino Wines and Vinegar ©
Divino Wines and Vinegar
Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation ©
Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation

4
nights
Zakynthos Town, Zakynthos

Zakynthos Town ©
The commercial center of the eponymous island, Zakynthos Town bustles with the energy as excited tourists and residents go about their daily business.
Zakynthos Town is known for historic sites, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zakynthos Metropolis Church, stop by Memento, take some stellar pictures from Bochali View Point, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Nicholas Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zakynthos Town travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Argostolion to Zakynthos Town takes 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Zakynthos Town are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Zakynthos Town

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Bochali, Argassi, Formula Zante Go Kart, Therianos Family Farm
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:
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Zakynthos Metropolis Church ©
Zakynthos Metropolis Church
Solomos Wines ©
Solomos Wines
Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa ©
Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa

5
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: Xylokastro (Panagia Faneromeni & Church of the Holy Trinity), Street Market Tripoli (in Tripoli) and Temple of Isthmia Archeologikos Choros Isthmia (in Isthmia). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, appreciate the history behind Kolokotroni Statue, and learn about winemaking at Domaine Bairaktaris.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nafplio vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zakynthos Town to Nafplio. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zakynthos Town in March, with highs in Nafplio at 57°F and lows at 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kalamata, Xylokastro, Temple of Isthmia Archeologikos Choros Isthmia, Street Market Tripoli, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

6
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, stop by Monastiraki, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in March, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 63°F and lows about 50°F. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

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