31 days in Greece Itinerary

31 days in Greece Itinerary

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31 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  33​h
1
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Sami, Cephalonia
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  5​h
6
Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Wellington

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Akrotiri and S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery. Head to Aquamarine Jewelry and Eduart Gjopalaj Workshopfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Red Beach, browse the exhibits of Oia Treasures Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Art Space, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

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Wellington, New Zealand to Fira is an approximately 33-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Wellington in December, you will find days in Fira are slightly colder (18°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Kamari, Santorini, Skaros Rock
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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.
Visit Panormos Beach and Platis Gialos Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Little Venice and The Big White Gallery. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, take in the exciting artwork at The House of Fine Art - HOFA Gallery Mykonos, enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Elia Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

4
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.
Visit St. Spyridon First Beach and Agios Stefanos Beach for some beach relaxation. Icon Gallery and Corfu Museum of Asian Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corfu Town: Corfu Beer (in Arillas), Paralia Agios Georgios (in Agios Georgios) and Hippopots (in Agios Stefanos). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Paleokastritsa Beach, stroll through Roda Beach, view the masterpieces at Tsami Ceramics, and identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Corfu Town trip maker .

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. Expect little chillier evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Mykonos Town in December, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Agios Stefanos, Corfu Beer, St. Spyridon First Beach, Tsami Ceramics
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St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

3
nights
Vasilikos, Zakynthos

Vasilikos ©
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Get some cultural insight at Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery and Saint Nicholas Church. Step out of the city life by going to Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Kalamaki Beach. When in Vasilikos, make a side trip to see Xigia Beach in Koroni, approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Blue Handmade Jewels, kick back and relax at Porto Limnionas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Banana Beach.

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You can fly from Corfu Town to Vasilikos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sami.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Kalamaki Beach, Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Xigia Beach
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Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Porto Limnionas ©
Porto Limnionas

4
nights
Sami, Cephalonia

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Divino Wines and Vinegar and Monastery of Agios Andreas. Get outdoors at Vathy Bay and Skala Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sami: Domaine Foivos (in Vouni), Petani Beach (in Lixouri) and Fiscardo (Kimilia Beach & Emplisi Beach). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Myrtillo, contemplate the long history of Monastery of Panagia Agrilion, enjoy the sand and surf at Antisamos Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Makris Gialos Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sami attractions planner.

You can drive from Vasilikos to Sami in 4 hours. In December in Sami, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Sami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fiscardo, Vathy Bay, Monastery of Agios Andreas, Makris Gialos Beach, Petani Beach
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Skala Beach ©
Skala Beach
Petani Beach ©
Petani Beach
Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach

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.
Head to Kalamata Farmer's Market and Agora art galleryfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary and Fortress Palamidi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae), Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta (in Sparta) and The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Rema ton Mylwn, explore the ancient world of Akrokorinthos, and take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Sami to Nafplio in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Sami in December, expect Nafplio to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Shopping Trails

Side Trips

Mycenae, Corinth, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Kalamata Farmer's Market, Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Ermou Street or Onassis Stegi. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, view the masterpieces at Pandora Art Gallery, examine the collection at Frissiras Museum, and browse the exhibits of Ioannidou Art Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Athens travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nafplio in December: high temperatures in Athens hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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