32 days in Greece Itinerary

32 days in Greece Itinerary

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32 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
2
Oia
— 3 nights
3
Athens
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kardamili
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Ermioni
— Few hours
Travel:  3​h
10
Hydra
— 4 nights
Travel:  4​h 45​min
11
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Chania Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
Sitia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Elounda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
15
Heraklion
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Edmonton

4
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, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and get great views at Mount Lycabettus.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens sightseeing planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Athens is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Edmonton to Athens, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in April; daily highs in Athens reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Oia

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oia: Akrotiri (Akrotiri & Red Beach) and Ancient Thera (in Kamari). There's lots more to do: stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and stop by Replica.

Plan a Oia trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Athens to Oia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Ancient Thera, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

few
hours
Athens

Athens
Before you visit Athens, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Oia to Athens in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or ride a ferry. You will leave for Delphi on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum and then delve into the distant past at Delphi.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Delphi trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Delphi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

1
night
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 (Sun): don't miss a visit to Archaeological Site of Olympia, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Olympia trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Delphi to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Olympia can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kardamili.

Things to do in Olympia

Historic Sites Museums
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Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia

2
nights
Kardamili

Kardamili ©
On the next day, explore the ancient world of Antigua Mesenia, then head outdoors with Vyros Gorge, then step into the grandiose world of Mourtzinos Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Sophia.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kardamili road trip website .

You can drive from Olympia to Kardamili in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kardamili can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Kardamili

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kalamata, Antigua Mesenia
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia
Church of Agia Sophia ©
Church of Agia Sophia

2
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 6th (Wed), look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), then pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Sofia Church, and finally explore the ancient world of Monemvasia Fortress.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monemvasia trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kardamili to Monemvasia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church

1
night
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nafplio day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Monemvasia to Nafplio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ermioni.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

few
hours
Ermioni

Ermioni
Ermioni is a small port town and a former municipality in Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece on the Argolid Peninsula. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): head outdoors with Nikki Βeach, then kick back and relax at Lepitsa Beach, and then look for gifts at Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ermioni trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nafplio to Ermioni in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ermioni when traveling from Nafplio in May, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Ermioni

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary, Nikki Βeach
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4
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. Hydra is known for beaches, trails, museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore by horseback at Harriets Hydra Horses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Agios Matronas, make a trip to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra, and stop by Marialena Maramenou.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hydra visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Ermioni to Hydra with the Route module. In May in Hydra, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Athens.

Things to do in Hydra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Harriets Hydra Horses ©
Harriets Hydra Horses
Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra ©
Mount Eros Hydra ©
Mount Eros Hydra

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, ponder the world of politics at Hellenic Parliament, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Poseidon. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then stop by Old Orient Jewelry, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get engrossed in the history at Byzantine and Christian Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Athens vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hydra to Athens. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Tours Spas

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon
Walking tours
Byzantine and Christian Museum ©
Byzantine and Christian Museum

2
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, then wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chania Town online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Chania Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sitia.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Samaria Gorge National Park, German War Cemetery
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

2
nights
Sitia

Sitia ©
Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. On the 18th (Mon), kick back and relax at Sitia Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Moni Toplou, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vai Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Kazarma Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Sitia, and then take in breathtaking views at Gorge of the Dead.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sitia itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Sitia takes 4.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Elounda.

Things to do in Sitia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gorge of the Dead, Archaeological Museum of Sitia, Vai Beach
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Vai Beach ©
Vai Beach
Archaeological Museum of Sitia ©
Archaeological Museum of Sitia
Moni Toplou ©
Moni Toplou

2
nights
Elounda

Elounda ©
Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Elounda Beach, look for gifts at Trilogy Bookshop, and then head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Plaka Beach, Head underground at Milatos Cave, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Elounda online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Sitia to Elounda takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Elounda

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Milatos Cave
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Spas
Milatos Cave ©
Milatos Cave

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Elounda to Heraklion takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Heraklion when traveling from Elounda in May, with lows around 18°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Reptisland
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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