42 days in Greece Itinerary

42 days in Greece Itinerary

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42 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 26 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Sparta
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Kalambaka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Delphi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  6​h 15​min
6
Corfu Town
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
End: Athens

26
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Enjoy Greece Tours has been added to your itinerary. Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Poseidon will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and Ancient Agora of Athens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Mycenae (Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, Lion Gate, & more), Eretria (Archeologikos Choros Eretria & Archaeological Museum of Eretria) and Nemea (Archaeological Museum of Nemea & Archaelogical site of Nemea). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and take a stroll through Plaka.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Athens are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sparta.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Khalkis, Corinth, Loutraki, Mycenae, Paleo Faliro
Find places to stay Oct 17 — Nov 12:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate

3
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. On the 13th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Arcadian Gate, delve into the distant past at Antigua Mesenia, see the interesting displays at Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, then get a new perspective on nature at Archaeological Museum of Tegea, and finally steep yourself in history at The Menelaion. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Camera Museum – Takis Aivalis, examine the collection at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, contemplate the long history of Liotrivi Historical Mansion, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, and finally look for gifts at To Kelari Olive Oil and Wine Shop.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sparta trip planner .

You can drive from Athens to Sparta in 3 hours. Traveling from Athens in November, Sparta is slightly colder at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Monemvasia, Mystras, Messini, Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes, Liotrivi Historical Mansion
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
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Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia
Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological Museum of Tegea ©
Archaeological Museum of Tegea

3
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.
You've now added Meteora to your itinerary. On the 16th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ieros Naos Agiou Achilliou, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porta Panagia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, and finally see the interesting displays at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koursoum Mosque, contemplate the long history of Old City of Trikala, see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, then make a trip to Meteora, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hellenic Culture Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kalambaka online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sparta to Kalambaka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, Kalambaka is slightly colder than Sparta - with highs of 56°F and lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trikala, Porta Panagia, Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo, Ieros Naos Agiou Achilliou
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:
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Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Meteora ©
Meteora
Roussanou Monastery ©
Roussanou Monastery

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Delphi. Delphi Archaeological Museum and Hani of Gravia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Temple of Apollo and Hosios Loukas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Delphi: Archeologiko Mousio (in Lamia), Oracle of Trophonius (in Livadia) and Bread Museum of Amfiklia (in Amfikleia). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at The Temple of Apollo, explore the fascinating underground world of Corycian Cave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Delphi trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, Delphi is a bit warmer than Kalambaka - with highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Galaxidi, Arachova, Archeologiko Mousio, Oracle of Trophonius, Bread Museum of Amfiklia
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:
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Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Archaeological Site of Olympia. On the 22nd (Fri), explore the engaging exhibits at Legends Of Greek Mythology, see the interesting displays at Agios Andreas, do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Kastro Chlemoutsi, step into the grandiose world of Chlemoutsi, then see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo Epikourios.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Olympia sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Olympia can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Olympia

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Dymaean Wall, Legends Of Greek Mythology, Agios Andreas, Chlemoutsi, Kastro Chlemoutsi
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
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Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Temple of Apollo Epikourios ©
Temple of Apollo Epikourios

3
nights
Corfu Town

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.
Old Fortress Corfu has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetry, then explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, then see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum, and finally take a stroll through Corfu Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Spiridon, see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, then admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and finally step into the grandiose world of Angelokastro.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Olympia to Corfu Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Achilleion Museum, Angelokastro
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon

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