42 days in Greece Itinerary

42 days in Greece Itinerary

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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
3
Oia, Santorini
— 4 nights
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
5
Hydra
— 1 night
6
Nafplio
— 5 nights
7
Dimitsana
— 3 nights
8
Kalamata
— 4 nights
9
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
10
Kalambaka
— 1 night
11
Delphi
— 2 nights
12
Athens
— 7 nights

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 Spiros Boat Hire (in Barbati) and Sakis Water Sports (in Kalami). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Spianada Square, admire the masterpieces at Folklore museum of central corfu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jewish Synagogue, and delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town route builder site.

Athens to Corfu Town is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In December in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

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, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, admire the masterpieces at Minima Gallery, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Corfu Town in December since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

Mykonos, Mykonos Paradise Cruises, Rent a Boat Mykonos, Agios Stefanos Church, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Mykonos Brewing Company ©
Mykonos Brewing Company

4
nights
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oia: Captain George Santorini Yachting (in Vlychada) and Akrotiri (Red Beach & Akrotiri). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oia trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Mykonos Town to Oia in 3.5 hours. December in Oia sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Imerovigli, Fira, Santorini, Akrotiri, Captain George Santorini Yachting
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Nerium Oleander, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Lyrarakis Winery.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion journey planning website.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Oia to Heraklion in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Church of Saint Titus ©
Church of Saint Titus
Historical Museum of Crete ©
Historical Museum of Crete

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), make a trip to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine), and then ride a horse along Harriets Hydra Horses. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Andrea Miaoulis Monument, get engrossed in the history at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, look for gifts at 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.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hydra vacation site.

Explore your travel options from Heraklion to Hydra with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Hydra can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Hydra

Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Harriets Hydra Horses ©
Harriets Hydra Horses
Andrea Miaoulis Monument ©
Andrea Miaoulis Monument
Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra ©
Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Moni Osiou Patapiou (in Loutraki), Corinth (Archea Korinthos, Akrokorinthos, &more) and Nemea (Lafazanis Winery & Ktima Palivou). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, Head underground at Kapsia Cave, get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, and get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Hydra to Nafplio with the Route module. Traveling from Hydra in January, expect Nafplio to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dimitsana.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Corinth, Nemea, Moni Osiou Patapiou, Kapsia Cave, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus

3
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Dimitsana

Dimitsana ©
Dimitsana is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Venture out of the city with trips to Temple of Apollo Epikourios (in Skliros), Feneos (Lake Doxa & Feneos Archaeological Site) and Mainalo Ski Center (in Mainalo). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Offshore Hydropower Museum, do a tasting at Kalogris Organic Winery, delve into the distant past at Karytaina Castle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Menalon Trail.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dimitsana online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Nafplio to Dimitsana by car takes about 2 hours. January in Dimitsana sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kalamata.

Things to do in Dimitsana

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Feneos, Temple of Apollo Epikourios, The Menalon Trail, Kalogris Organic Winery, Karytaina Castle
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Lake Doxa ©
Lake Doxa
The Menalon Trail ©
The Menalon Trail
Kalogris Organic Winery ©
Kalogris Organic Winery

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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Kalamata: Mystras (in Sparta), The Camera Museum – Takis Aivalis (in Mystras) and Ancient Messini Stadium (in Messini). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Aristomenous Square, get your game on at inSpot Kalamatas, learn about all things military at Military Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of The Church of Agioi Apostoloi.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kalamata trip planning site.

Getting from Dimitsana to Kalamata by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Dimitsana in January, expect Kalamata to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalamata

Historic Sites · Outdoors · 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
The Camera Museum – Takis Aivalis ©
The Camera Museum – Takis Aivalis

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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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, test your problem-solving skills at Locked escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kalamata to Thessaloniki. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kalamata in January; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), steep yourself in history at Varlaam Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, and finally see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kalambaka tour itinerary planning website.

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

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

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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), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Delphi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hosios Loukas, 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 find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Delphi vacation maker.

Getting from Kalambaka to Delphi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in January: high temperatures in Delphi hover around 13°C and lows are around 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

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

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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Delphi to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Delphi in January since evenings lows in Athens dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to 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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