26 days in Greece Itinerary

26 days in Greece Itinerary

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26 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Oia, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
8
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The House of Fine Art Mykonos and Aegean Maritime Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Little Venice and Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. When in Mykonos Town, make a side trip to see Archaeological Site of Delos in Delos, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Panormos Beach, look for gifts at Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery, kick back and relax at Ornos Beach, and don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town day trip tool .

Manila, Philippines to Mykonos Town is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time (PHT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Manila in August, plan for slightly colder days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, The House of Fine Art Mykonos, Archaeological Site of Delos, Panormos Beach, Elia Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Corfu Museum of Asian Art and Old Fortress Corfu. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Emporion D'artes and Tsami Ceramics. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corfu Town: Paleokastritsa (Paleokastritsa Beach, Corfu Donkey Rescue, & more). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Icon Gallery, take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, contemplate the long history of Achilleion Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Corfu Town, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Gastouri
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Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kalambaka route builder website .

Getting from Corfu Town to Kalambaka by combination of ferry and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Corfu Town in August: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Roussanou Monastery ©
Roussanou Monastery

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Old Watermill and Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Temple of Apollo Epikourios and Archaeological Site of Olympia will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Olympia with a short trip to Kalo Nero Beach in Kalo Nero, about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, and see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Olympia trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Olympia in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kyparissia, Temple of Apollo Epikourios
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The Old Watermill ©
The Old Watermill
Temple of Apollo Epikourios ©
Temple of Apollo Epikourios
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Tiryns. Get a sense of the local culture at Archaeological Site Mycenae and Arkadiko Bridge. Step out of Nafplio to go to Corinth and see Archea Korinthos, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, stroll through Tolo Beach, and take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

Plan trip to Nafplio with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Olympia to Nafplio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Nafplio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Archea Korinthos, Tolo Beach
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Glyfada Beach will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, shop like a local with Pandora Art Gallery, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens journey planning website .

Getting from Nafplio to Athens by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in August since evenings lows in Athens dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Get a sense of the local culture at Akrotiri and Mnemossyne Gallery. You'll explore and learn at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery and Oria Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Oia: Red Beach (in Akrotiri), Kamari Beach (in Kamari) and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos (in Vothonas). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, learn about all things military at Naval Maritime Museum, stop by Atlantis Books, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Oia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, Kamari Beach, MATI Art Gallery
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Reptisland and Matala beach. You'll explore and learn at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and The Natural History Museum of Crete. Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Palace of Faistos (in Sivas) and Agia Pelagia Beach (in Agia Pelagia). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Heraklion road trip planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Oia to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. September in Heraklion sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Matala beach, Reptisland, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Palace of Faistos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

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