30 days in Greece Itinerary

30 days in Greece Itinerary

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30 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Athens
— 4 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
8
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
9
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
10
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Montreal

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thessaloniki: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina), Karpos (in Peraia) and Kalogria Beach (in Nikiti). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki tour website .

Barcelona, Spain to Thessaloniki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Thessaloniki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Kalogria Beach, Karpos, Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

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 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Koursoum Mosque, don't miss a visit to Meteora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kalambaka day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Thessaloniki in November, expect Kalambaka to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Koursoum Mosque
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Delphi, then contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosios Loukas and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parnassus.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Delphi travel planner .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, Delphi is somewhat warmer than Kalambaka - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hosios Loukas
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

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 9th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, and finally appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, then do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, then see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kyparissia Castle.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympia online route maker .

Traveling by car from Delphi to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Olympia are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Kyparissia Castle
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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

4
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: Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae), The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros) and Kalogris Organic Winery (in Kapsas). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, enjoy breathtaking views from Moni Osiou Patapiou, get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, and take an in-depth tour of Archea Korinthos.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nafplio day trip planning app .

You can drive from Olympia to Nafplio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in November, things will get a bit cooler in Nafplio: highs are around 19°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, Mystras, Moni Osiou Patapiou, Kalogris Organic Winery
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Mystras ©
Mystras

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: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Athens vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nafplio to Athens by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nafplio in November; daily highs in Athens reach 22°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

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 19th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Heraklion trip planner.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kazantzakis Museum, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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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.
Akrotiri is known for historic sites, beaches, adventure, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, stop by Sunbeam Handmade, make a trip to Megalochori - Traditional Village, and head off the coast to Nea Kameni.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Akrotiri trip itinerary site .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Megalochori, Santorini, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

4
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: take a stroll through Little Venice, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip builder tool .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos, Speed Boats Tours, Elia Beach, 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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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: Canal D'Amour (in Sidari), Paleokastritsa Beach (in Paleokastritsa) and St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, steep yourself in history at Achilleion Museum, don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, and step into the grandiose world of New Fortress.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Corfu Town, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Achilleion Museum, St. Spyridon First Beach, Paleokastritsa Beach, Canal D'Amour, Aqualand Corfu Water Park
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach

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