28 days in Greece Itinerary

28 days in Greece Itinerary

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28 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
2
Delphi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Corinth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Sparta
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 45​min
7
Elafonisos
— 1 night
Travel:  6​h 15​min
8
Hydra
— 2 nights
Travel:  8​h 45​min
9
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Oia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
11
Rhodes Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Ladadika District. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, then stop by Hellofrom Thessaloniki, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Peraia Beach, and finally take in breathtaking views at Baseline Canyoning.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Thessaloniki is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, you will find days in Thessaloniki are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are much hotter (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

Peraia Beach
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©

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 4th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then contemplate the long history of Delphi, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Corycian Cave and then take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Delphi day trip site .

Drive from Thessaloniki to Delphi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June in Delphi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Corycian Cave
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Monastiraki and Ermou Streetfor plenty of shopping. Acropolis of Athens and Areopagus will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Vouliagmeni Beach in Vouliagmeni--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Plaka, look for gifts at Klio Creations, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Voula Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens journey planner .

Getting from Delphi to Athens by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Delphi in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Corinth.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vouliagmeni Beach, Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
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Corinth

Corinth ©
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Corinth Canal, take in the dramatic natural features at Acrocorinth, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo, then stop by Kilix Ceramic Crafts, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then enjoy the sand and surf at Loutraki Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Corinth day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Athens to Corinth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Corinth sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Corinth

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Loutraki Beach
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Acrocorinth ©
Acrocorinth
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos
Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal

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.
On the 13th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Olympic Games, steep yourself in history at Ancient Olympia, then do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kourouta Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nicolaos Church, then look for gifts at Kukuvaya, and finally stop by Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip builder website .

Getting from Corinth to Olympia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Olympia when traveling from Corinth in June, with lows around 19°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sparta.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Katakolo, Kourouta Beach
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

2
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, delve into the distant past at Archaeological site of Mystra, and then delve into the distant past at Mystras.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sparta trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Olympia to Sparta by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Sparta, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Koroni Castle, Archaeological site of Mystra, Peroulia Beach
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Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra
Koroni Castle ©
Koroni Castle

1
night
Elafonisos

Elafonisos
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. On the 18th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Panagia Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Megali Paralia. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Spyridon Church.

Find out how to plan Elafonisos trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Sparta to Elafonisos with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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2
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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stop by The Hydra Trading Company, pause for some serene contemplation at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, admire the masterpieces at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, then ride a horse along Harriets Hydra Horses, and finally stop by Marialena Maramenou. On the next day, kick back and relax at Mandhraki Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Hydra day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Elafonisos to Hydra with the Route module. In June in Hydra, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Hydra

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Harriets Hydra Horses ©
Harriets Hydra Horses
Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra ©
Mandraki Resort Beach ©
Mandraki Resort Beach

2
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), stop by White, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and finally kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Ornos Beach, then stop by 100% Mykonos, then stop by Mytho, and finally shop like a local with Tia handmade.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hydra to Mykonos Town. When traveling from Hydra in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Ornos Beach
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Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
Ornos Beach ©
Ornos Beach

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Oia

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sunset in Oia, then stop by Aquamarine Jewelry, and finally look for gifts at Epilekton. On the next day, stop by Atlantis Books, look for gifts at Anemi Artcrafts, and then stop by Stardust.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Oia trip itinerary builder app .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Oia in 3 hours. Another option is to fly. In June in Oia, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Oia

Shopping Nature Parks
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Aquamarine Jewelry ©
Aquamarine Jewelry
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia

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Rhodes Town

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City, and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights). Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Faliraki Beach.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Oia to Rhodes Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Rhodes Town can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Faliraki Beach
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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Medieval City ©
Medieval City

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