44 days in Greece Itinerary

44 days in Greece Itinerary

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44 days in Greece Itinerary

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:  3​h 45​min
End: London

4
nights
Kardamili

Kardamili ©
Relax by the water at Alypa Beach and Plytras Beach. Get in touch with nature at Gerolimenas Beach and Agios Nikolaos Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery (in Pirgos Dirou), Kiari Wine and Deli (in Koroni) and Liotrivi Historical Mansion (in Velies).

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kardamili online trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Kardamili is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Kardamili reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Kardamili

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St. Peter Church, Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery, Alypa Beach, Agiou Nikolaou Church, Agios Nikolaos Beach
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:
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Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery ©
Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery
St. Peter Church ©
St. Peter Church
Kiari Wine and Deli ©
Kiari Wine and Deli

5
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Relax by the water at Simos Beach and Voidokilia Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Old Watermill and Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta. Explore Sparta's surroundings by going to Tis Arkadias O Platanos (in Kyparissia), Palace of Nestor (in Chora) and Messini (Arcadian Gate & Ancient Messene). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mystras, explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo Epikourios, see the interesting displays at Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes, and kick back and relax at Petrochori Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sparta online trip planner .

Drive from Kardamili to Sparta in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Sparta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kyparissia, Messini, Petrochori, Temple of Apollo Epikourios, Archaeological site of Mystra
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 28:
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Mystras ©
Mystras
Temple of Apollo Epikourios ©
Temple of Apollo Epikourios

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.
Archaeological Site Mycenae and Fortress Palamidi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Nauplion Promenade. Explore Nafplio's surroundings by going to Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary (in Kranidi), Agora art gallery (in Mycenae) and Astros Beach (in Paralio Astros). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paralia Fokianos, enjoy the sand and surf at Livadi Beach, make a trip to Zoodochou Pigis Church, and get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio online travel route builder .

You can drive from Sparta to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sparta in August since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mycenae, Astros Beach, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Paralia Fokianos, Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Archaeological Museum and Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'. For shopping fun, head to Ermou Street or Ioannidou Art Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Sounio to see Temple of Poseidon about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 8:
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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.
Get some historical perspective at The Palace of Knossos and Church of Saint Titus. Museum-lovers will appreciate Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heraklion: Reptisland (in Melidoni), Matala beach (in Matala) and Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs (in Kouses). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, and see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Heraklion trip planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs, Kazantzakis Museum, Matala beach, Winery Stilianou, Reptisland
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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5
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll get in some beach time at Red Beach and Perissa Black Sand Beach. You'll explore and learn at MATI Art Gallery and Mnemossyne Gallery. Take a break from Fira with a short trip to Santo Horse Riding in Akrotiri, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, and view the masterpieces at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fira travel planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Oia, Santorini, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery
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 get to explore The Big White Gallery and Dio Horia. We've included these beaches for you: Panormos Beach and Paradise Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, look for gifts at Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town online trip builder .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Ornos Beach, Agios Sostis 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 get to explore Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery and Aristeon Ecological Olive Press. Visit Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Vrahos Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Vasilikos side-trips: Ampoula Beach (in Tragaki), Keri Lighthouse (in Keri Village) and Makris Gialos Beach (in Makris Gialos). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gerakas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamaki Beach, explore the ancient world of Argassi Bridge, and look for gifts at Memento.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vasilikos trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mykonos Town to Vasilikos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Vasilikos, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Porto Limnionas, Ampoula Beach, Xigia Beach, Kalamaki Beach, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Corfu Museum of Asian Art and Emporion D'artes. Visit Old Fortress Corfu and Achilleion Museum for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: Paleokastritsa (Agios Petros Beach, La Grotta Beach, & more), Marathias Beach (in Marathias) and Yali Beach (in Giannades). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace, see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, take in the exciting artwork at Tsami Ceramics, and shop like a local with Icon Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town online day trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Vasilikos to Corfu Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Gastouri, Marathias Beach, Yali 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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