44 days in Greece Itinerary

44 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  9 h
1
Kardamili
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Sparta
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Nafplio
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Athens
— 6 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h
6
Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
7
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
8
Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
9
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  3 h 45 min
End: London

4
nights
Kardamili

Kardamili ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery and Liotrivi Monemvasia - Historical Mansion. Visit Plytras Beach and Alypa Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Kardamili: Gerolimenas Beach (in Gerolimenas), Kiari Wine and Deli (in Koroni) and St. Peter Church (in Kastania).

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kardamili attractions planner.

London, UK to Kardamili is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kardamili. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Kardamili at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Kardamili

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Liotrivi Monemvasia - Historical Mansion, Agiou Nikolaou Church, Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery, Gerolimenas Beach, Marmari Beach
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:
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St. Peter Church ©
St. Peter Church
Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery ©
Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery
Kiari Wine and Deli ©
Kiari Wine and Deli

5
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Visit Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία and Petrochori Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Mystras and Temple of Apollo Epikourios. Explore Sparta's surroundings by going to Kyparissia (The Old Watermill & Tis Arkadias O Platanos), Palace of Nestor (in Chora) and Messini (Arcadian Gate & Antigua Mesenia). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Voidokilia Beach, see the interesting displays at Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes, delve into the distant past at Archaeological site of Mystra, and admire the masterpieces at Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta.

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Traveling by car from Kardamili to Sparta takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sparta are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Sparta

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kyparissia, Petrochori, Messini, Archaeological site of Mystra, Temple of Apollo Epikourios
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Mystras ©
Mystras
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία
Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Astros Beach and Paralia Fokianos. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary and Agora art gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Livadi Beach (in Leonidio), Tigani beach (in Tyros) and Zoodochou Pigis Church (in Kefalari). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nafplio day trip app.

You can drive from Sparta to Nafplio in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Sparta in August, Nafplio is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mycenae, Astros Beach, Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary, Paralia Fokianos, Livadi Beach
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

6
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'. Change things up with a short trip to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Plaka, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, explore the galleries of Pandora Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip builder.

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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

3
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.
Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Palace of Knossos and Church of Saint Titus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heraklion: Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs (in Kouses), Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, kick back and relax at Matala beach, and do a tasting at Winery Stilianou.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion road trip website.

Getting from Athens to Heraklion by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. September in Heraklion sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs, The Palace of Knossos, Matala beach, Winery Stilianou, Kazantzakis Museum
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

5
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. Visiting Kamari Beach and Experience Horse Riding will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, admire the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, and view the masterpieces at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Fira are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Oia, Santorini, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Big White Gallery and Dio Horia. Escape the urban bustle at Panormos Beach and Paradise Beach. And it doesn't end there: stop by Little Venice, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalo Livadi Beach, kick back and relax at Kapari Beach, and stop by Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planning site.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. September in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Panormos Beach, Elia Beach
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

5
nights
Vasilikos, Zakynthos

Vasilikos ©
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery and Aristeon Ecological Olive Press. You'll get in some beach time at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Gerakas Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Vasilikos: Keri Lighthouse (in Keri Village), Makris Gialos Beach (in Makris Gialos) and Ampoula Beach (in Tragaki). The adventure continues: stroll through Vrahos Beach, delve into the distant past at Argassi Bridge, kick back and relax at Porto Limnionas, and stop by Memento.

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

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Vasilikos in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, Porto Limnionas, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery, Keri Lighthouse
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:
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Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Porto Limnionas ©
Porto Limnionas

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.
Old Fortress Corfu and Achilleion Museum will appeal to history buffs. Head to Emporion D'artes and Icon Galleryfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corfu Town: Yali Beach (in Giannades), Paleokastritsa (La Grotta Beach & Paleokastritsa Beach) and Marathias Beach (in Marathias). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, examine the collection at Casa Parlante, explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, and enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Petros Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Corfu Town road trip tool.

You can fly from Vasilikos to Corfu Town in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Gastouri, Yali Beach, Marathias Beach
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 1:
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach

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