41 days in Greece Itinerary

41 days in Greece Itinerary

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41 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 15​min
Oia, Santorini
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
Heraklion, Crete
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Lindos, Rhodes
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Nafplio
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Athens
— 9 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

5
days
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: kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, stroll through Platis Gialos Beach, and see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town sightseeing planner .

Sydney, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Mykonos Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

2
days
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 9th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Kastro, then explore the ancient world of Portara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Venetian Museum. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Mikri Vigla Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach.

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You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Akrotiri

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Plaka Beach, Mikri Vigla Beach, Agios Prokopios Beach
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Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Portara ©
Portara
Kastro ©
Kastro

5
days
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Explore Oia's surroundings by going to Kamari (KAMARA BEACH & Ancient Thera), Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Megalochori (Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A. & Venetsanos Winery). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, and get impressive views of Santorini Volcano.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Oia trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Akrotiri to Oia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Megalochori, Kamari, Santorini, Imerovigli, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH

4
days
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), Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Lychnostatis Open Air Museum (in Hersonissos). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion road trip site .

Traveling by ferry from Oia to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Stalis Beach, Fortress Spinalonga, Rethymnon Old Town, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

4
days
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lindos: Faliraki Beach (in Faliraki), Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes (in Rhodes Town) and Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art (in Kolimbia). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. There's still lots to do: stroll through Lindos Beach, contemplate the long history of Ancient Kamiros, kick back and relax at Agathi Beach, and delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Heraklion to Lindos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Lindos, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Lindos

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rhodes, Agathi Beach, Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art, Faliraki Beach, Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

2
days
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 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, then browse the collection at Aristotele University of Thessaloniki Library, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Baseline Canyoning. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St.Sophia, and finally don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Thessaloniki trip planner.

Getting from Lindos to Thessaloniki by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Lindos in June, plan for little chillier nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

1
day
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 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Varlaam Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally grab your bike and head to Meteora.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Thessaloniki in June, plan for little chillier nights in Kalambaka, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

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

2
days
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 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo, steep yourself in history at Delphi, and then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosios Loukas, take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila).

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Delphi trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kalambaka in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Delphi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Delphi

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Hosios Loukas
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Hosios Loukas ©
Hosios Loukas
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

5
days
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 Epidaurus Theater (in Epidavros), Mystras (in Sparta) and Corinth (Acrocorinth & Archea Korinthos). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palamidi Castle, examine the collection at Komboloi Museum, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Astros Beach.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nafplio travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Nafplio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nafplio, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Astros Beach, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Epidaurus Theater, Mystras
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Epidaurus Theater ©
Epidaurus Theater
Palamidi Castle ©
Palamidi Castle
Mystras ©
Mystras

9
days
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, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Athens trip site .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Athens. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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