46 days in Greece Itinerary

46 days in Greece Itinerary

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46 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + taxi:  16​h 15​min
1
Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
2
Athens
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Nafplio
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kalamata
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Monemvasia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Heraklion, Crete
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h
7
Fira, Santorini
— 6 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
8
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Toronto

4
nights
Vasilikos, Zakynthos

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 a sense of the local culture at Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery and Agios Dionisios Church. Escape the urban bustle at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Speed Boats Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Vasilikos: Aristeon Ecological Olive Press (in Lithakia) and Makris Gialos Beach (in Makris Gialos). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Vrahos Beach, stroll through Banana Beach, and stop by Memento.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vasilikos online route builder .

Toronto, Canada to Vasilikos is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Toronto to Vasilikos, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Vasilikos is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Zakynthos Town, Makris Gialos Beach, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Speed Boats Tours, Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery
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Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery ©

7
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For shopping fun, head to Ermou Street or Pandora Art Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and Ioannidou Art Gallery. Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, get a taste of the local shopping with Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou', take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Athens trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Vasilikos to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vasilikos in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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.
Get in touch with nature at Astros Beach and Acrocorinth. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Fortress Palamidi. Venture out of the city with trips to Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary (in Kranidi), Agora art gallery (in Mycenae) and Archea Korinthos (in Corinth). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio online holiday planner .

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Nafplio. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kalamata.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary, Astros Beach, Street Market Tripoli
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

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. Popular historic sites such as Mystras and Castle of Pylos are in your itinerary. Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery and Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalamata: Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta (in Sparta), The Old Watermill (in Kyparissia) and Agios Nikolaos Beach (in Agios Nikolaos). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo Epikourios, do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, step into the grandiose world of Methoni Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kalamata vacation planner.

Getting from Nafplio to Kalamata by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Nafplio in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kalamata, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Kalamata

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sparta, Methoni Castle, Olympia Land Winery, Castle of Pylos, St. Peter Church
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Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery ©
Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery
Mystras ©
Mystras
Temple of Apollo Epikourios ©
Temple of Apollo Epikourios

3
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Visiting Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία and Kastania Cave will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monemvasia Fortress and Agios Pavlos. Step out of Monemvasia with an excursion to Megali Paralia in Elafonisos--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos).

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You can drive from Kalamata to Monemvasia in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Elafonisos, Kastania Cave
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Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church

5
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 outdoors at The Natural History Museum of Crete and Matala beach. Visit The Palace of Knossos and Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Heraklion: Thirathen Museum of Musical Instruments (in Krousonas), Reptisland (in Melidoni) and Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs (in Kouses). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, learn about winemaking at Lyrarakis Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

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Explore your travel options from Monemvasia to Heraklion with the Route module. September in Heraklion sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Matala beach, Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Moni Palianis, Thirathen Museum of Musical Instruments
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:
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The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

6
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Appreciate the collections at MATI Art Gallery and Art Space. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Akrotiri and Monastery of Dominican Sisters. Change things up with these side-trips from Fira: Santo Horse Riding (in Akrotiri) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Perivolos). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, get a taste of the local shopping with Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini, and take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fira travel site .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Santorini, Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Paraportiani Church and Agios Nikolakis Church are in your itinerary. Visiting Panormos Beach and Paradise Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, view the masterpieces at The House of Fine Art Mykonos, kick back and relax at Agios Sostis Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town online travel planner .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

5
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.
Corfu Museum of Asian Art and Old Fortress Corfu will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to St. Spyridon First Beach and Yali Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Corfu Town side-trips: Paleokastritsa (Corfu Donkey Rescue & Paleokastritsa Beach), Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press (in Vraganiotika) and Speed Boats Tours (in Kavos). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Emporion D'artes, step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, contemplate the long history of Achilleion Museum, and examine the collection at Capodistrias Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip planner .

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 a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Gastouri, Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press, Marathias Beach, St. Spyridon First Beach
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St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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