27 days in Greece Itinerary

27 days in Greece Itinerary

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27 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Delphi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Corinth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Mycenae
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Epidavros
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Sparta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Kalamata
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Sounio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Athens


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2
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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Athens trip tool .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Delphi.

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

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Delphi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hosios Loukas and then take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Delphi road trip website .

You can drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Delphi, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Corinth.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hosios Loukas, MoKa Honey
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Corinth

Corinth ©
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
On the 2nd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corinth. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Corinth Canal, then take in the dramatic natural features at Acrocorinth, and then take an in-depth tour of Archea Korinthos.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Corinth road trip app .

Drive from Delphi to Corinth in 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Corinth are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Corinth

Nature Parks Museums
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Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, and finally learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Old Watermill, examine the collection at Archimedes Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Olympia tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Corinth to Olympia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Olympia are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mycenae.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

The Old Watermill
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

2
nights
Mycenae

Mycenae ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Mycenae: Kapsas (Kalogris Organic Winery & Kapsia Cave).

For ratings and other tourist information, read Mycenae driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Mycenae in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Olympia in November, with highs in Mycenae at 19°C and lows at 5°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Epidavros.

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Kapsas, Nemea
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Archaelogical site of Nemea ©
Archaelogical site of Nemea
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate

3
nights
Epidavros

Epidavros ©
One of the ancient world's famed places of healing, Epidavros today remains best known as the site of a remarkably well-preserved Hellenic theater, designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 9th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Didyma Caves. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Epidaurus Archaeological Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, and then explore the ancient world of The Sunken City - Ancient Epidaurus.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Epidavros road trip website .

You can drive from Mycenae to Epidavros in an hour. November in Epidavros sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Epidavros

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kranidi, Lepitsa Beach
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Sanctuary of Asklepios ©
Sanctuary of Asklepios
Didyma Caves ©
Didyma Caves

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.
On the 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Bourtzi, make a trip to Akronafplia Fortress, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns. On the next day, kick back and relax at Tolo Beach and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Nauplion.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nafplio day trip planning website .

Nafplio is just a stone's throw from Epidavros. In November in Nafplio, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums
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Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Tiryns ©
Tiryns

2
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Liotrivi Historical Mansion, kick back and relax at Plytras Beach, then learn about winemaking at Monemvasia Winery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Monemvasia journey site .

Drive from Nafplio to Monemvasia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sparta.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Velies, Plytras Beach
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Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church
Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia ©

2
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Leonidas Monument, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, then contemplate the long history of Mystras, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Constantine Paleologos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Mavrovouni Beach, delve into the distant past at Archaeological site of Mystra, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis and Ancient Theater, and finally view the masterpieces at Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sparta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monemvasia to Sparta takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kalamata.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mystras, Mavrovouni Beach
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Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra
Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil ©

3
nights
Kalamata

Kalamata ©
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Methoni Castle, kick back and relax at Voidokilia Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Antigua Mesenia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamata Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Messenia.

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

Drive from Sparta to Kalamata in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sounio.

Things to do in Kalamata

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Methoni Castle, Antigua Mesenia, Voidokilia Beach
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
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Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia
Methoni Castle ©
Methoni Castle

3
nights
Sounio

Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Poseidon. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Sounio Beach and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Artemis.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sounio route planning app .

Drive from Kalamata to Sounio in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kalamata in November: highs in Sounio hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sounio

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Brauron Archaeological Site, Ancient Theater of Thorikos
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon
Sounio Beach ©
Sounio Beach

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