26 days in Greece Itinerary

26 days in Greece Itinerary

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26 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Aigio
— 10 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h
3
Apollonii
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
4
Vasilikos
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Oia, Santorini
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): wander the streets of Plaka, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Athens trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. In July, Athens is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Aigio.

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

10
nights
Aigio

Aigio ©
Aigio, also written as Aeghion, Aegion, Aegio, Egio, is a town and a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Explore Aigio's surroundings by going to Feneos (Lake Doxa & Feneos Archaeological Site), Virgin of the Rock Chapel (in Kato Tarsos) and Egira (Archaio Theatro Aegiras Ahaias & Theme Park Sinevro Area Synest). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Ski Zirias, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tsivlou, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Aigion, and kick back and relax at Akoli Beach.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Aigio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Athens to Aigio takes 2 hours. Traveling from Athens in July, Aigio is a bit cooler at night with lows of 23°C. You'll set off for Apollonii on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Aigio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Egira, Feneos, Ski Zirias, Lake Tsivlou, Akoli Beach
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Lake Doxa ©
Lake Doxa
Archaeological Museum of Aigion ©
Archaeological Museum of Aigion

2
nights
Apollonii

Apollonii ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Nydri Waterfalls (in Nidri), Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni (in Tsoukaladhes) and Folklore Museum Karia (in Karya).

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Apollonii online sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aigio to Apollonii. July in Apollonii sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Apollonii

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lefkada, Agios Nikitas, Folklore Museum Karia, Nydri Waterfalls, Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni
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Egremni Beach ©
Egremni Beach
Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni ©
Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni
Nydri Waterfalls ©
Nydri Waterfalls

2
nights
Vasilikos

Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamaki Beach, step off the mainland to explore Marathonisi (Turtle Island), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Dionisios Church. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laganas Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vasilikos online holiday builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Apollonii to Vasilikos. July in Vasilikos sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Speed Boats Tours, Agios Dionisios Church, Marathonisi (Turtle Island), Laganas Beach, Kalamaki Beach
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Speed Boats Tours
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Marathonisi (Turtle Island) ©
Marathonisi (Turtle Island)

5
nights
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oia: Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa), Kamari Beach (in Kamari) and Akrotiri (Akrotiri & Red Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Oia trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Vasilikos to Oia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Vasilikos in July, plan for slightly colder days in Oia, with highs around 35°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Wine Tours & Tastings, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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