31 days in Greece Itinerary

31 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece journey maker

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Athens
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Hydra
— 2 nights
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Nafplio
— 4 nights
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Olympia
— 2 nights
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Delphi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive to Sarandë, Ferry to Corfu Town
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Athens day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Athens. May in Athens sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Hydra

— 2 nights
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum), then explore by horseback at Harriets Hydra Horses, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra, get engrossed in the history at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, appreciate the history behind Andrea Miaoulis Monument, stop by Marialena Maramenou, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Armonia Wellness Center.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hydra trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Hydra. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Hydra

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Nafplio

— 4 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
When in Nafplio, make a side trip to see Archea Korinthos in Corinth, approximately Corinth away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nafplio day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hydra to Nafplio. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hydra in May since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 11:

Olympia

— 2 nights
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. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Archimedes Museum, make a trip to Archaeological Site of Olympia, and then awaken your taste buds at Guide me in Greece tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Olympia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Olympia, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Delphi

— 3 nights
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Delphi is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Delphi, pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey, and learn about all things military at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Delphi trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Delphi are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

Kalambaka

— 1 night
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.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, then admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, and finally see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in May, expect Kalambaka to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 4 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corfu Town: St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas) and Corfu Beer (in Arillas). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, get to know the fascinating history of The Liston, explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town itinerary planner.

Getting from Kalambaka to Corfu Town by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in May, Corfu Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 21:

Thessaloniki

— 2 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 22nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, explore the ancient world of Rotunda, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In May in Thessaloniki, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mykonos Town: Delos (Mount Kynthos, Archaeological Site of Delos, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and indulge in some personalized pampering at Beautyworld Spa.

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Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in May, you will find days in Mykonos Town are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, look for gifts at Sand Lily Boutique, and explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, daytime highs in Fira are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
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 30th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules). Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Anamnesia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

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Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.