31 days in Greece Itinerary

31 days in Greece Itinerary

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31 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
4
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h
8
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney

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.
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, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, stroll through Platis Gialos Beach, and don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker website .

Sydney, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, you will find days in Mykonos Town are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Ornos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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, spas, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fira day trip website .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Kamari Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Cave Hermitage of St. Efthimiou (in Zaros), Matala beach (in Matala) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), stop by Nerium Oleander, and take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip builder tool .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. In November in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Matala beach, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Reptisland, Cave Hermitage of St. Efthimiou
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Heraklion to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

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

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: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Corinth (Corinth Canal & Archea Korinthos) and Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Panaghia.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio online attractions planner .

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in November, expect Nafplio to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mycenae, Corinth, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympia: Temple of Apollo Epikourios (in Skliros), Kalo Nero Beach (in Kalo Nero) and The Old Watermill (in Kyparissia). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and examine the collection at Archimedes Museum.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Olympia trip maker site .

You can drive from Nafplio to Olympia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in November, things will get a bit warmer in Olympia: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kyparissia, Temple of Apollo Epikourios
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Temple of Apollo Epikourios ©
Temple of Apollo Epikourios

2
nights
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 21st (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate the long history of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, get engrossed in the history at Hellenic Culture Museum, examine the collection at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka planner .

You can drive from Olympia to Kalambaka in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Olympia in November: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

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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: Speed Boats Tours (in Kavos), Paleokastritsa (Paleokastritsa Beach & Corfu Donkey Rescue) and St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, experience rural life at MKB Corfu Beekeeping Vasilakis, explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, and take a stroll through Corfu Old Town.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town travel app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Corfu Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kalambaka in November, things will get a bit warmer in Corfu Town: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Speed Boats Tours, MKB Corfu Beekeeping Vasilakis, Canal D'Amour, Achilleion Museum
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 28:
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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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