57 days in Greece Itinerary

57 days in Greece Itinerary

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57 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Thessaloniki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Chania Town
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Rethymnon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hersonissos
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Oia
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Naxos Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Tinos
— 2 nights
Travel:  7​h 45​min
9
Hydra
— 5 nights
Travel:  4​h
10
Nafplio
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Delphi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Athens
— 7 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like White Tower of Thessaloniki and Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ladadika District, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, appreciate the history behind Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Thessaloniki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Thessaloniki is 10 hours. September in Thessaloniki sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Ladadika District ©
Ladadika District
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki

7
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Samaria Gorge National Park and Chania Venetian Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Kedrodasos Beach (in Kissamos), Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri) and Elafonissi (Elafonisi Viewpoint & Elafonissi Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, explore the historical opulence of Firkas Fortress, kick back and relax at Gialiskari beach, and make a trip to Agios Nikolaos.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chania Town trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Thessaloniki to Chania Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Thessaloniki in September since evenings lows in Chania Town dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Elafonissi, Platanias, Maleme, Souda Bay War Cemetery, Agios Georgios Byzantine Church
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 30:
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Astrikas Estate Biolea ©
Astrikas Estate Biolea
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park
Kedrodasos Beach ©
Kedrodasos Beach

5
nights
Rethymnon

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monastery of Arkadi and Damoni Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rethymnon: Plakias (Damnoni Beach & Skinaria Beach) and Wooden Museum (in Axos). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ida, explore the stunning scenery at Kotsifou Canyon, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Chania Town to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. September in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plakias, Olive Wood Traditional Workshop, Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon, Wooden Museum
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:
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Damoni Beach ©
Damoni Beach
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

3
nights
Hersonissos

Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre and Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Analipsi Beach, make a splash at Star Beach, and make a trip to Platanus Tree.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hersonissos trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Rethymnon to Hersonissos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Outdoors Theme Parks Golf

Side Trips

Folklore Museum of Gouves, Platanus Tree
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

4
nights
Oia

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Amoudi Bay and Helicopter Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oia: Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos (in Vothonas), Venetsanos Winery (in Megalochori) and Tomato Industrial Museum (in Vlychada). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery, and explore the historical opulence of Byzantine Castle Ruins.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oia trip itinerary planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Hersonissos to Oia in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Hersonissos in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Oia, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Oia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fira, Akrotiri, Tomato Industrial Museum, Venetsanos Winery, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:
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Helicopter Tours
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

4
nights
Naxos Town

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town and Portara. Get out of town with these interesting Naxos Town side-trips: Kastraki Beach (in Kastraki), Agiassos Beach (in Agiassos) and Ammos Beach (in Koufonissi). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Maragas Beach, look for gifts at Naxia Gi, see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, and explore the galleries of Fish & Olive.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Naxos Town trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oia to Naxos Town takes 5.5 hours. In October in Naxos Town, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Chalkio, Naxos, Koufonissi, Eggares Olive Press Museum, Church of Panagia Filotitissa
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara
Maragas Beach ©
Maragas Beach

2
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapari Beach, then take in the waterfront activity at Old Port, and then wander the streets of Little Venice. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, enjoy the sand and surf at Fokos Beach, then do a tasting at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally look for gifts at Mytho.

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

Drive from Naxos Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. In October in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tinos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ano Mera, Mykonos
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
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Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

2
nights
Tinos

Tinos ©
Tinos is a Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of Marble Crafts, admire the masterpieces at Tsoclis Museum, then stroll through Pachia Ammos Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Panayia Evanyelistria Cathedral and Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Oursoulinon Church and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Margarita beach.

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

Drive from Mykonos Town to Tinos in 2.5 hours. In October in Tinos, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Tinos

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Museum of Marble Crafts ©
Museum of Marble Crafts
Pachia Ammos Beach ©
Pachia Ammos Beach

5
nights
Hydra

Hydra ©
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Discover out-of-the-way places like Harriets Hydra Horses and Mandraki Resort Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Bisti Beach, don't miss a visit to Mount Eros Hydra, enjoy the sand and surf at Saint Nicholas Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum).

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hydra trip itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tinos to Hydra. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Hydra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:
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Harriets Hydra Horses ©
Harriets Hydra Horses
Mandraki Resort Beach ©
Mandraki Resort Beach
Mount Eros Hydra ©
Mount Eros Hydra

6
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Fortress Palamidi and Nauplion Promenade. Venture out of the city with trips to Corinth (Temple of Apollo, Submersible Bridges, & more), Astros Beach (in Paralio Astros) and Moni Osiou Patapiou (in Loutraki). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, see the interesting displays at War Museum of Nafplio, and admire the masterpieces at Nafplio National Gallery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nafplio holiday planning site .

Explore your travel options from Hydra to Nafplio with the Route module. Traveling from Hydra in October, things will get little chillier in Nafplio: highs are around 70°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Moni Osiou Patapiou, Astros Beach, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:
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Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal

3
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 1st (Sun), delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Corycian Cave, then witness the site of a historic battle at Hani of Gravia, then go deep underground at Vagonetto-Fokis Mining Park Tours, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Delphi trip planner .

Getting from Nafplio to Delphi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in October since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arachova, Oracle of Trophonius, Vagonetto-Fokis Mining Park Tours, Hani of Gravia, Agios Nikolaos Church
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

7
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Hephaestus and Anafiotika. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio) and ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece (in Glyfada). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Athens tour planner .

Traveling by car from Delphi to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Temple of Poseidon, ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Flisvos Marina
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 10:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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