49 days in Greece Itinerary

49 days in Greece Itinerary

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49 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h
3
Argostolion, Cephalonia
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Zakynthos Town, Zakynthos
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Nafplio
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Athens
— 6 nights
Subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2​h 15​min
8
Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2​h
9
Heraklion, Crete
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Johannesburg

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas), Church of the Panayia Kassopitra (in Kassiopi) and Sakis Water Sports (in Kalami). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park, and stop by Kombos.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Corfu Town trip builder .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Corfu Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Corfu Town: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Corfu, Agia Paraskevi Monastery, Sakis Water Sports, Church of the Panayia Kassopitra, Corfu Donkey Rescue
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thessaloniki: Cave of Alistrati (in Alistrati), Kalogria Beach (in Nikiti) and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, and make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki vacation planning app .

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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Corfu Town in December, with highs in Thessaloniki at 13°C and lows at 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Argostolion.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Agios Prokopios Church, Cave of Alistrati, Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, Kalogria Beach, Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Argostolion: Monastery of Panagia Eleousa (in Ithaca), Monastery of Panagia Agrilion (in Sami) and Vathy Bay (in Vathy). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Divino Wines and Vinegar, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Nikos Kavvadias, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agios Andreas, and have fun at Tennis Club Argostoli.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Argostolion road trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Thessaloniki to Argostolion takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, Argostolion is a bit warmer than Thessaloniki - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zakynthos Town.

Things to do in Argostolion

Outdoors Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Ithaca, Cephalonia, Divino Wines and Vinegar, Monastery of Panagia Agrilion, The Cypress Trail
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
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Skala Beach ©
Skala Beach
Divino Wines and Vinegar ©
Divino Wines and Vinegar
Tennis Club Argostoli ©
Tennis Club Argostoli

5
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, wildlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Solomos Wines, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamaki Beach, don't miss a visit to Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Nicholas Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zakynthos Town online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Argostolion to Zakynthos Town takes 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Zakynthos Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Kalamaki, Bochali, Argassi, Saint Nicholas Church
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Zakynthos Metropolis Church ©
Zakynthos Metropolis Church
Solomos Wines ©
Solomos Wines
Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa ©
Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa

6
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: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Lake Doxa (in Feneos) and The Monastery of Aghia Moni (Aria) (in Aria). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and contemplate the long history of Mystras.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nafplio route maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zakynthos Town to Nafplio. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zakynthos Town in January, with highs in Nafplio at 11°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Corinth, DOMAINE SKOURAS / ΚΤΗΜΑ ΣΚΟΥΡΑ Ο.Α.Ε., The Monastery of Aghia Moni (Aria), Mainalo Ski Center, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 16:
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Lake Doxa ©
Lake Doxa

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, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and wander the streets of Plaka.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens road trip planning website .

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in January, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mykonos Town: Delos (Mount Kynthos, Temple of Isis, & more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, look for gifts at White, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Delos, Mykonos, Panormos Beach, Speed Boats Tours, Paradise Beach
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:
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Paraportiani Church ©
Paraportiani Church
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

5
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Take a break from Fira with a short trip to Santo Horse Riding in Akrotiri, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Anastasis Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira road trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Oia, Imerovigli, Akrotiri, Santorini, Ancient Thera
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

4
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: Matala beach (in Matala) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion tour planner .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. February in Heraklion sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Archeologikos Choros Tilissos, Kazantzakis Museum, Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Reptisland
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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