47 days in Greece Itinerary

47 days in Greece Itinerary

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47 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Naxos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Paros
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
4
Athens
— 6 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
5
Spetses
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
6
Hydra
— 3 nights
Travel:  4​h 30​min
7
Nafplio
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
9
Lixouri
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
10
Zola
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
11
Assos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
12
Argostolion
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
13
Sami
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
14
Rethymnon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Hersonissos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
16
Fira
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rarity Gallery and Lena's House. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, look for gifts at Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town tour itinerary maker tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, you will find days in Mykonos Town are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are much hotter (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Speed Boats Tours, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Paradise Beach
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Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach
Rarity Gallery ©
Rarity Gallery
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

3
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
On the 6th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Alyko Dimou Naxou, look for gifts at Naxia Gi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kastraki Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maragas Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Portara.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Naxos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mykonos Town to Naxos takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara
Maragas Beach ©
Maragas Beach

2
nights
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Port of Naoussa and Parikia Town. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Lefkes, enjoy the sand and surf at Chrisis Aktis Beach, stroll through Lageri beach, and examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paros trip builder site .

Getting from Naxos to Paros by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Old Port of Naoussa ©
Old Port of Naoussa
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Lefkes ©
Lefkes

6
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Temple of Hephaestus. Step out of Athens to go to Sounio and see Temple of Poseidon, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Athens trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Paros to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Spetses.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Flisvos Marina, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Temple of Poseidon
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 17:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Food Tours

1
night
Spetses

Spetses ©
Spetses is an affluent island and a municipality in the Islands regional unit, Attica, Greece. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Spetses Museum, see the interesting displays at Bouboulina's Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Bouboulina's Statue, then Head underground at Bekiri Cave, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ayia Paraskevi Beach. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Gregs Spetses Horses.

Planning Spetses trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Athens to Spetses takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Athens in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Spetses, with lows around 14°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Hydra.

Things to do in Spetses

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Gregs Spetses Horses ©
Gregs Spetses Horses
Bouboulina's Museum ©
Bouboulina's Museum
Bekiri Cave ©
Bekiri Cave

3
nights
Hydra

Hydra ©
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Harriets Hydra Horses and Bisti Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Agios Nikolaos Beach, kick back and relax at Vlichos Beach, don't miss a visit to Mount Eros Hydra, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Agios Matronas.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hydra day trip planning tool .

Ride a ferry from Spetses to Hydra in an hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Spetses in September since evenings lows in Hydra dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Hydra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Harriets Hydra Horses ©
Harriets Hydra Horses
Mount Eros Hydra ©
Mount Eros Hydra
Andrea Miaoulis Monument ©
Andrea Miaoulis Monument

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Explore Nafplio's surroundings by going to Archaeological Museum of Corinth (in Corinth), Astros Beach (in Paralio Astros) and Tigani beach (in Tyros). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, take in panoramic vistas at Moni Osiou Patapiou, and explore the world behind art at Nafplio National Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nafplio trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hydra to Nafplio. Traveling from Hydra in September, Nafplio is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tripoli, Stemnitsa, Tigani beach, Moni Osiou Patapiou, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, make a trip to Meteora, examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, then get engrossed in the history at Hellenic Culture Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Kalambaka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lixouri.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Trikala
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

1
night
Lixouri

Lixouri ©
On the 29th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Statue of Andreas Laskaratos, stroll through Megas Lakos Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vatsa Bay, then delve into the mystery of Kounopetra, and finally enjoy the sea views from Gero Gombos Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kipoureon Monastery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Platia Ammos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Petani Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Xi Beach.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lixouri travel route builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kalambaka to Lixouri. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lixouri when traveling from Kalambaka in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zola.

Things to do in Lixouri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cephalonia
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Megas Lakos Beach ©
Megas Lakos Beach
Petani Beach ©
Petani Beach
Vatsa Bay ©
Vatsa Bay

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nights
Zola

Zola ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Fteri Beach, and then stroll through Atheras Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zola road trip planning app .

Zola is just a stone's throw from Lixouri. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Assos.

Things to do in Zola

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cephalonia
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos Beach

1
night
Assos

Assos ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ainos National Park, then don't miss a visit to Assos, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Myrtillo.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Assos travel route builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kalambaka to Assos. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, Assos is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Argostolion.

Things to do in Assos

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trips

Myrtillo, Mount Ainos National Park
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
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Assos ©
Assos
Mount Ainos National Park ©
Mount Ainos National Park
Myrtillo ©
Myrtillo

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day
Argostolion

Argostolion ©
A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
On the 3rd (Sat), snap pictures at Drapano Bridge (De Bosset), contemplate the long history of Memorial Acqui Division, kick back and relax at Makris Gialos Beach, then kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Eglina Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Argostolion trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Assos to Argostolion takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sami.

Things to do in Argostolion

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lassi, Eglina Beach
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
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Makris Gialos Beach ©
Makris Gialos Beach
Drapano Bridge (De Bosset) ©
Drapano Bridge (De Bosset)

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nights
Sami

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monastery of Agios Gerasimos and Argo Daily Cruises. Venture out of the city with trips to Kanali Beach (in Lourdata) and Skala (Skala Beach & Mandola Concept Store). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Antisamos Beach, kick back and relax at Koroni Beach, Head underground at Melissani Cave, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sami online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Argostolion to Sami takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sami are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Sami

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Skala, Cephalonia, Kanali Beach
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:
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Skala Beach ©
Skala Beach
Monastery of Agios Gerasimos ©
Monastery of Agios Gerasimos
Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach

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Rethymnon

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monastery of Arkadi and Damoni Beach. Take a break from Rethymnon with a short trip to Folk Museum of Spili in Spili, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at The Holy Monastery of Preveli, take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ida, and enjoy the sand and surf at Geropotamos Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rethymnon online trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Sami to Rethymnon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Folk Museum of Spili
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Biotopoi Nature Park ©
Biotopoi Nature Park
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

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Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Labyrinth Theme Park. On your second day here, make a splash at Star Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, then ponder the design of Roman Fountain, then stop by Luxurious Furs, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Rethymnon to Hersonissos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks
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Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Vlychada Beach. Go for a jaunt from Fira to Akrotiri to see Santo Horse Riding about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, and make a trip to Megalochori - Traditional Village.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by ferry from Hersonissos to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hersonissos in October since evenings lows in Fira dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Cultural Village, Vlychada Beach, Megalochori - Traditional Village, Venetsanos Winery
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Spas
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©

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