59 days in Greece Itinerary

59 days in Greece Itinerary

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59 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
Subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 7 nights
Fly + Subway:  2​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Nafplio
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Olympia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Delphi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Kalambaka
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Thessaloniki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Heraklion, Crete
— 6 nights
Fly + Subway:  2​h 45​min
End: Athens

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Church of Saint Spiridon and Church Agioi Deka Pantokratoras. Popular historic sites such as Old Fortress Corfu and Sanctuary Of St. Anthony And St. Andrew are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia of Xenon - Faneromeni, steep yourself in history at Spilia's Gate, and examine the collection at Casa Parlante.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town journey planner.

Athens to Corfu Town is an approximately 3-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Corfu, Achilleion Museum, Church Agioi Deka Pantokratoras, Agia Paraskevi Monastery
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 9:
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Archaeological Site of Delos and Paraportiani Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Virgin of St. Rosary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mykonos Town: Naxos Town (Portara & Kastro) and Delos (House of Dionysus & House of Masks). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolakis Church, make a trip to Matoyianni Street, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and wander the streets of Little Venice.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town online vacation planner .

You can fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mykonos, Naxos Town, Delos, Agios Stefanos Church
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 16:
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Archaeological Site of Delos ©
Archaeological Site of Delos
Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara

8
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Theater of Dionysus. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Monastery of Dormition of the Virgin Lechova (in Kiato) and Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Athens planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In February, daytime highs in Athens are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Temple of Poseidon, Monastery of Dormition of the Virgin Lechova
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 24:
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon

7
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 discover tucked-away gems like Fortress Palamidi and Lion Gate. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Akrokorinthos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: Castle of Geraki (in Geraki), Mystras (in Sparta) and Church of Agia Kyriaki (in Vamvakou). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Luke Archibishop, make a trip to Zoodochou Pigis Church, and explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae.

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

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in February: high temperatures in Nafplio hover around 14°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mycenae, Castle of Geraki, Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, Byzantine Church of the Panagias, Akrokorinthos
Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 2:
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Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate

4
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Archaeological Site of Olympia and Agios Demetrios. Do some cultural sightseeing at Offshore Hydropower Museum and Archaeological Museum of Olympia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympia: Castle of Pylos (in Pilos), Tis Arkadias O Platanos (in Kyparissia) and Ancient Messini Stadium (in Messini). There's more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo Epikourios.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Olympia online itinerary planner .

Drive from Nafplio to Olympia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nafplio in March, with highs in Olympia at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Temple of Apollo Epikourios, Offshore Hydropower Museum, Agios Demetrios, Ancient Messini Stadium, Tis Arkadias O Platanos
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:
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Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Temple of Apollo Epikourios ©
Temple of Apollo Epikourios

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Delphi and Temple of Apollo In Delphi are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Delphi Archaeological Museum and Hosios Loukas. Go for a jaunt from Delphi to Galaxidi to see Agios Nikolaos Church about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parnassus, and see the interesting displays at The Angelos and Eva Sikelianos Museum.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Delphi holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Olympia to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Delphi sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, Hosios Loukas
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Explore hidden gems such as Monastery of the Great Meteoron and Agios Stefanos. Your inner history buff will appreciate Meteora and Ioannina Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Kalambaka side-trips: Ioannina (Lake Pamvotis, Silversmithing Museum, & more), Vrellis Greek History Museum (in Bizani) and Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion (in Metsovo). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, examine the collection at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora, steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip maker website .

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Delphi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kalambaka, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ioannina, Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, Vrellis Greek History Museum
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Vrellis Greek History Museum ©
Vrellis Greek History Museum

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ladadika District and Hagios Demetrios. Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) and Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Change things up with these side-trips from Thessaloniki: Edessa Waterfalls (in Edessa) and The Castle of Kavala (in Kavala). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Rotunda, steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki day trip planning website .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Thessaloniki, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Castle of Kavala, Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Edessa Waterfalls
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 19:
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
The Castle of Kavala ©
The Castle of Kavala

6
nights
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Church of the Panagia and Ancient Kamiros. Step off the beaten path and head to Street of the Knights and Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rhodes Town: Monastery Tsambika (in Kolimbia), Dormition of Theotokos Church (in Asklipiio) and Lindos (Agios Pavlos Beach, Village of Lindos, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Filerimos, get your game on at Throne of Helios, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, and admire the masterpieces at Art Park Rhodes.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rhodes Town trip planner .

Getting from Thessaloniki to Rhodes Town by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rhodes Town, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lindos, Church of Our Lady of Filerimos, Dormition of Theotokos Church, Ancient Kamiros, Monastery Tsambika
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 25:
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Ancient Kamiros
Ancient Kamiros
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia
Church of Our Lady of Filerimos ©
Church of Our Lady of Filerimos

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Church of Saint Titus. Get some historical perspective at The Palace of Knossos and Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites. Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Faistos (in Sivas), Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia) and Matala beach (in Matala). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Savvathiana, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Heraklion day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rhodes Town to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Palace of Faistos, Kazantzakis Museum, Winery Stilianou, Reptisland, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Palace of Faistos ©
Palace of Faistos

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