19 days in Greece Itinerary

19 days in Greece Itinerary

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19 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
3
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
7
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
8
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: London

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then make a trip to The Liston, and finally don't miss a visit to Spianada Square.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Corfu Town trip planner .

London, UK to Corfu Town is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Corfu Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, expect Corfu Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
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 2nd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, then steep yourself in history at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, and finally don't miss a visit to Meteora.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka online holiday maker .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Kalambaka in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Kalambaka when traveling from Corfu Town in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Kalambaka

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, then experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, and finally appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nemouta Waterfalls, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Olympia visit site .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Olympia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Olympia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Nature Parks
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

3
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), Corinth (Acrocorinth & Archea Korinthos) and Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nafplio route builder .

You can drive from Olympia to Nafplio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Nafplio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

3
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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Athens trip site .

Drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Heraklion.

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

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.
On the 11th (Thu), delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find out how to plan a trip to Heraklion, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, you will find days in Heraklion are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 13th (Sat), do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Nea Kameni, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, then see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Caldera Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Akrotiri route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Megalochori, Nea Kameni, Tomato Industrial Museum
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll through Paradise Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town itinerary planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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