42 days in Greece Itinerary

42 days in Greece Itinerary

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42 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Oia, Santorini
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
5
Hydra
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h 45​min
6
Nafplio
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Dimitsana
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Kalamata
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
10
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Athens
— 7 nights
End: Athens

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sakis Water Sports (in Kalami) and Spiros Boat Hire (in Barbati). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, examine the collection at Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank, make a trip to Monastery of Myrtiotisa, and explore the historical opulence of New Fortress.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town itinerary app .

Athens to Corfu Town is an approximately 3-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Corfu, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Spiros Boat Hire, Folklore museum of central corfu, Sakis Water Sports
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

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.
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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and view the masterpieces at Minima Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Corfu Town in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mykonos Town, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Mykonos, Panormos Beach, Agios Stefanos Church, Rent a Boat Mykonos, Paradise Beach
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

4
nights
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oia: Captain George Santorini Yachting (in Vlychada) and Akrotiri (Red Beach & Akrotiri). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, get great views at Sunset in Oia, take in the exciting artwork at Thiras Art Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oia trip builder app .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Oia by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Oia are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Imerovigli, Santorini, Fira, Akrotiri, Captain George Santorini Yachting
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Nerium Oleander, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Lyrarakis Winery.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion road trip planning app .

Getting from Oia to Heraklion by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Heraklion are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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1
night
Hydra

Hydra ©
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. On the 4th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Agios Matronas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine), and finally explore by horseback at Harriets Hydra Horses. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Andrea Miaoulis Monument, admire the masterpieces at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, pause for some serene contemplation at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, then stop by Marialena Maramenou, then get engrossed in the history at Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum), and finally don't miss a visit to Mount Eros Hydra.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Heraklion to Hydra. In January, daytime highs in Hydra are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Hydra

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Harriets Hydra Horses ©
Harriets Hydra Horses
Mount Eros Hydra ©
Mount Eros Hydra
Andrea Miaoulis Monument ©
Andrea Miaoulis Monument

5
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: Epidaurus Theater (in Epidavros), Corinth (Archea Korinthos, Acrocorinth, & more) and Heraion of Perachora (in Perachora). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some photo ops at Kolokotroni Statue, and take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Nafplio tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hydra to Nafplio. Traveling from Hydra in January, expect Nafplio to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dimitsana.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Nemea, Kapsia Cave, Moni Osiou Patapiou, Heraion of Perachora
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Acrocorinth ©
Acrocorinth

3
nights
Dimitsana

Dimitsana ©
Dimitsana is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Change things up with these side-trips from Dimitsana: Feneos (Lake Doxa & Feneos Archaeological Site), Temple of Apollo Epikourios (in Skliros) and Mainalo Ski Center (in Mainalo). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Karitenas Castle, do a tasting at Kalogris Winery, examine the collection at Open Air Water-Power Museum, and hike along The Menalon Trail.

To plan Dimitsana vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Nafplio to Dimitsana by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kalamata.

Things to do in Dimitsana

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Feneos, Temple of Apollo Epikourios, Kalogris Organic Winery, Mainalo Ski Center, Karytaina Castle
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Lake Doxa ©
Lake Doxa
Mainalo Ski Center ©
Mainalo Ski Center
Temple of Apollo Epikourios ©
Temple of Apollo Epikourios

4
nights
Kalamata

Kalamata ©
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Get out of town with these interesting Kalamata side-trips: The Camera Museum - Takis Aivalis (in Mystras), Mystras (in Sparta) and Ancient Messini Stadium (in Messini). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castle of Pylos, pause for some serene contemplation at Lera Moni Panagia Soumela, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of Agioi Apostoloi, and have some family-friendly fun at inSpot Kalamatas.

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

Traveling by car from Dimitsana to Kalamata takes 2 hours. In January, Kalamata is a bit warmer than Dimitsana - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalamata

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Messini, Mystras, Castle of Pylos, The Camera Museum – Takis Aivalis, Lera Moni Panagia Soumela
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
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Mystras ©
Mystras
Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia

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.
Thessaloniki is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kalamata to Thessaloniki. Traveling from Kalamata in January, things will get slightly colder in Thessaloniki: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

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.
On the 21st (Mon), contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then don't miss a visit to Meteora, and finally see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka visit site .

Getting from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Thessaloniki in January, expect Kalambaka to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

2
nights
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Delphi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hosios Loukas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Trinity, then take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila).

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Delphi route tool .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kalambaka in January, expect Delphi to be a bit warmer, temps between 13°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hosios Loukas, Church of the Holy Trinity
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

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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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Delphi to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in January, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 30:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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