41 days in Greece Itinerary

41 days in Greece Itinerary

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41 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 7 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion
— 6 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Fira
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Oia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Ios
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Naxos Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Mykonos Town
— 7 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
8
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

7
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Herod Atticus Odeon, Parthenon, Mount Lycabettus, and other attractions you added. Acropolis Museum and Plaka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Citadel and Treasury of Atreus. Step out of Athens to go to Mycenae and see Archaeological Site Mycenae, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Anafiotika, get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

Discover how to plan a Athens trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, you will find days in Athens are much warmer (35°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mycenae
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

6
nights
Heraklion

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain) and Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village. Step off the beaten path and head to The Natural History Museum of Crete and Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Palace of Knossos and Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Step out of Heraklion with an excursion to Kalamaki Beach in Kalamaki--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the galleries of Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Cretan Ethnology.

To find out how to plan a trip to Heraklion, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Athens in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Heraklion: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 22°C at night. You will leave for Fira on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kalamaki Beach
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 5:
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4
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Akrotiri and Monastery of Dominican Sisters are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Santorini.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira route builder site .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oia.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Kamari Beach
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Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira

2
nights
Oia

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Byzantine Castle Ruins as well as Atlantis Books. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): look for gifts at Atlantis Books. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

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Oia is just a short distance from Fira. In July in Oia, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ios.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Nature Shopping
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Byzantine Castle Ruins ©
Byzantine Castle Ruins
Atlantis Books ©
Atlantis Books

4
nights
Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Panagia Gremiotissa Church and Chora Museum, Ios are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Manganari Beach and Kolitsani Beach. It doesn't end there: stroll through Mylopotas Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ios trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Oia to Ios takes 2.5 hours. July in Ios sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Ios

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach
Manganari Beach ©
Manganari Beach
Kolitsani Beach ©
Kolitsani Beach

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.
Old Town and Portara are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Aeolis Aghios Georgios Beach and Kastraki Beach. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Kastro, take an in-depth tour of Archeological Museum, steep yourself in history at Venetian Museum, and delve into the lush surroundings at Alyko Dimou Naxou.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Naxos Town trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Ios to Naxos Town in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Naxos Town are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll set off for Mykonos Town on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Naxos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Alyko Dimou Naxou, Kastraki Beach
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Portara ©
Portara
Old Town ©
Old Town
Kastro ©
Kastro

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Little Venice and Monastery of Panayia Tourliani. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Archaeological Site of Delos and Platis Gialos Beach. Explore Mykonos Town's surroundings by going to Delos (Archaeological Museum of Delos, Avenue of the Lions, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, stroll through Kapari Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Naxos Town to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), you're off toAthens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Delos, Mykonos, Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach, Monastery of Panayia Tourliani
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Archaeological Site of Delos ©
Archaeological Site of Delos
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Garden as well as National History Museum (Old Parliament). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Akrokorinthos and Temple of Apollo. Benaki Museum and Archaeological Museum of Corinth will appeal to museum buffs. See some other sides of Athens: appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Numismatic Museum, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Mykonos Town in July, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Corinth
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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Benaki Museum ©
Benaki Museum
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

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