24 days in Greece Itinerary

24 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Riyadh
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  2 h
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
7
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
8
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Athens
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Riyadh

2
nights
Chania Town, Crete

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, and finally relax in the rural setting at Astrikas Estate Biolea.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chania Town online driving holiday planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Chania Town is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in May, with highs in Chania Town at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Astrikas Estate Biolea, German War Cemetery, Souda Bay War Cemetery
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Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

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 4th (Wed): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Heraklion trip maker app.

You can take a shuttle from Chania Town to Heraklion in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kazantzakis Museum, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Winery Stilianou
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and brush up on your military savvy at Naval Maritime Museum.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary website.

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Imerovigli, Santorini, Oia, Boutari Winery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Vassaltis Vineyards ©
Vassaltis Vineyards
Boutari Winery ©
Boutari Winery

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Mykonos Town side-trips: Delos (Archaeological Museum of Delos, Mount Kynthos, &more). There's much more to do: visit Little Venice, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn about winemaking at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panayia Tourliani.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town day trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Delos, Ano Mera
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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Paraportiani Church ©
Paraportiani Church
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos ©
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

3
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.
Corfu Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, see the interesting displays at Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank, and explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip itinerary builder website.

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 May, Corfu Town is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Corfu, Corfu Donkey Rescue
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip itinerary app.

Getting from Corfu Town to Thessaloniki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

1
night
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): do a tasting at Solomos Wines, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, then learn about winemaking at Grampsas Winery, and finally brush up on your military savvy at History War Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tsilivi travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Thessaloniki to Tsilivi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Grampsas Winery, History War Museum, Solomos Wines
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:
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Speed Boats Tours
Grampsas Winery ©
Grampsas Winery
Solomos Wines ©
Solomos Wines

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, and then pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia travel planning website.

You can drive from Tsilivi to Olympia in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Olympia are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Wineries
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Hermes by Praxiteles
Hermes by Praxiteles

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nafplio: Corinth (Akrokorinthos, Archea Korinthos, &more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, contemplate the long history of Bourtzi, and take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nafplio travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Nafplio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in May, plan for little chillier nights in Nafplio, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, make a trip to Erechtheion, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Athens holiday planner.

Drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in May since evenings lows in Athens dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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