35 days in Greece Itinerary

35 days in Greece Itinerary

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35 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Corinth
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Tripoli
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Piraeus
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
ferry:  6​h 30​min
7
Skopelos
— 2 nights
ferry:  12​h 15​min
8
Naxos
— 2 nights
ferry:  5​h 30​min
9
Oia
— 4 nights
ferry:  5​h 30​min
10
Kythira
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h
11
Pilos
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 30​min
12
Olympia
— 1 day
ferry:  2​h 30​min
13
Laganas, Zakynthos
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
14
Planos, Zakynthos
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 30​min
15
Skala, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  5​h 15​min
16
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 10th (Sat), take a stroll through Ermou Street, wander the streets of Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens journey app .

Cape Town, South Africa to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in August; daily highs in Athens reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Corinth.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Ermou Street ©
Ermou Street

1
day
Corinth

Corinth ©
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Archaelogical site of Nemea and then get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Corinth trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Athens to Corinth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August in Corinth, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tripoli.

Things to do in Corinth

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Archaelogical site of Nemea
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Archaelogical site of Nemea ©
Archaelogical site of Nemea
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

2
nights
Tripoli

Tripoli ©
Tripoli is a city in the central part of the Peloponnese, in Greece. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): do a tasting at Troupis Winery, learn about winemaking at Kalogris Organic Winery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Fotini Mantineias Church. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kolokotroni House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Vlacherna, then explore the historical opulence of Mani Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at War Museum of Tripoli.

You can plan Tripoli trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Corinth to Tripoli by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Corinth in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tripoli, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Tripoli

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Peloponnese, Kalogris Organic Winery, Kolokotroni House, Agia Fotini Mantineias Church
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Agia Fotini Mantineias Church ©
Agia Fotini Mantineias Church
Kalogris Organic Winery ©
Kalogris Organic Winery

1
night
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, then take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nafplio trip planner .

You can drive from Tripoli to Nafplio in an hour. In August in Nafplio, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Piraeus.

Things to do in Nafplio

Museums Historic Sites
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Archaeological Museum of Nauplion ©
Archaeological Museum of Nauplion
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation ©
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation

4
nights
Piraeus

Piraeus ©
Piraeus is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece. Get some cultural insight at Archaeological Museum of Piraeus and Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church. Popular historic sites such as Church of Saint Nicholas and The Catholic Church of St. Paul are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Piraeus: Elefsina (Mousio Elefsinas Archeologiko & The Ploutonion). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, see the interesting displays at Electric Railway Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Mary of Blachernae, and get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Piraeus road trip planning app .

Drive from Nafplio to Piraeus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Piraeus when traveling from Nafplio in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Piraeus

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Glyfada, Paleo Faliro, Elefsina, Church of St. Mary of Blachernae, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
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3
nights
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 20th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, contemplate the long history of Ladadika District, then get a taste of the local shopping with Seikilo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ypapanti Church, steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, then contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki tour app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Piraeus to Thessaloniki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Piraeus in August, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Thessaloniki. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Skopelos.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Ladadika District ©
Ladadika District
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

2
nights
Skopelos

Skopelos ©
Known as one of the Aegean's greenest islands, Skopelos features a long coastline of fine beaches and an interior covered with verdant pine forests, olive groves, and plum orchards.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Kastani Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Ioannis Beach, and then look for gifts at Mediterraneo Deli Skopelos. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agia Varvara, kick back and relax at Stafilos Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Skopelos attractions tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Thessaloniki to Skopelos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Thessaloniki in August, plan for little chillier days in Skopelos, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Skopelos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kastani Beach ©
Kastani Beach
Stafilos Beach ©
Stafilos Beach

2
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): wander the streets of Little Venice. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Fish & Olive, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Prokopios Beach, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally delve into the distant past at Portara.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Naxos trip planning site .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Skopelos to Naxos in 4.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August in Naxos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Oia.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Little Venice, Ornos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Ornos Beach ©
Ornos Beach
Portara ©
Portara

4
nights
Oia

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
For shopping fun, head to Art Space or Aquamarine Jewelry. You'll get in some beach time at Akrotiri and Mnemossyne Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Red Beach (in Akrotiri), Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos (in Vothonas) and Ancient Thera (in Kamari). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, do a tasting at Santo Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Oia travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Naxos to Oia in 5.5 hours. In August in Oia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Kythira.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ancient Thera, Art Space, Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera

3
nights
Kythira

Kythira ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): see a world frozen in time at Venetian Castle, then delve into the distant past at Water Mills Milopotamos, and then kick back and relax at Kythira Beach Canal. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Milopotamos, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Kythira, and then stroll through Melidoni Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kythira visit planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Oia to Kythira. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pilos.

Things to do in Kythira

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kythira Beach Canal ©
Kythira Beach Canal
Archaeological Museum of Kythira ©
Archaeological Museum of Kythira
Milopotamos ©
Milopotamos

2
nights
Pilos

Pilos
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): learn about all things military at Tsiklitira's House, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Pylos, then kick back and relax at Mati - Bouka Beach, and finally explore the historical opulence of Niokastro: Pylos Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Glossa Beach and then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Pylos.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pilos online itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kythira to Pilos. September in Pilos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Pilos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pylos
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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.
On the 4th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympia road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Pilos to Olympia in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Laganas.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites Wineries
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

2
nights
Laganas, Zakynthos

Laganas ©
The center of nightlife on the island of Zakynthos, the popular tourist resort of Laganas boasts over a hundred bars and clubs.
On the 5th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Dionisios Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Laganas Beach, then do a tasting at Grampsas Winery, then make a trip to Keri Lighthouse, and finally see the interesting displays at Aristeon Ecological Olive Press. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at History War Museum, kick back and relax at Banana Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Argassi Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Laganas trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Olympia to Laganas in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Laganas can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Planos.

Things to do in Laganas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Banana Beach, Argassi Bridge, Agios Dionisios Church, Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, Keri Lighthouse
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Laganas Beach ©
Laganas Beach
Aristeon Ecological Olive Press ©
Aristeon Ecological Olive Press
Grampsas Winery ©
Grampsas Winery

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nights
Planos, Zakynthos

Planos
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Drosia Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gaidaros Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Planos travel planner.

Planos is just a stone's throw from Laganas. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to Skala.

Things to do in Planos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Drosia Beach
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2
nights
Skala, Cephalonia

Skala ©
Mass tourism has transformed the once-sleepy village of Skala into a modern seaside resort, its major attraction a well-developed beach that happens to be one of the longest and sandiest on the island of Cephalonia.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at Mandola Concept Store, then make a trip to Roman Villa of Skala, then kick back and relax at Skala Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kaminia Beach.

Start your trip to Skala by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Planos to Skala takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Skala

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kaminia Beach
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Skala Beach ©
Skala Beach
Roman Villa of Skala ©
Roman Villa of Skala
Mandola Concept Store ©
Mandola Concept Store

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Athens

Athens ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Technohoros Art Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Pandora Art Gallery, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Athens road trip app .

Getting from Skala to Athens by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Benaki Museum ©
Benaki Museum

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