29 days in Greece Itinerary

29 days in Greece Itinerary

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29 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Fly + bus:  16​h 30​min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
4
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kalamata
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Naupactus
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h
11
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Quebec City

2
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 out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos) and Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion online trip itinerary planner .

Quebec City, Canada to Heraklion is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Quebec City in November, you will find days in Heraklion are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are much warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Winery Stilianou, Kazantzakis Museum, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Snail Farm and Fun, The Palace of Knossos
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Snail Farm and Fun ©
Snail Farm and Fun
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fira tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Kamari, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company, and make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Speed Boats Tours, Panormos Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company, Paradise Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Athens online travel route planner .

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. November in Athens sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros) and Corinth (Archea Korinthos, Akrokorinthos, & more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Luke Archibishop, and step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Nafplio trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in November; daily highs in Nafplio reach 19°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kalamata.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Corinth, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

3
nights
Kalamata

Kalamata ©
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle of Pylos (in Pilos), Messinia Wild Experience (in Romanos) and Mystras (in Sparta). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Vyros Gorge, tee off at The Dunes Course, make a trip to Aristomenous Square, and explore the ancient world of Antigua Mesenia.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalamata trip planning site .

Getting from Nafplio to Kalamata by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Nafplio in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Kalamata: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Kalamata

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Antigua Mesenia, Vyros Gorge, Messinia Wild Experience, The Dunes Course, Castle of Pylos
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
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Mystras ©
Mystras
Messinia Wild Experience ©
Messinia Wild Experience
Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia

2
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, then learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, and finally relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Olympia holiday planner .

Getting from Kalamata to Olympia by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Naupactus.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

1
night
Naupactus

Naupactus ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos, then appreciate the history behind The Statue of Cervantes, then take in the views from Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), and finally pause for some photo ops at Nafpaktos Old Port.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Naupactus trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Olympia to Naupactus in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Naupactus

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis)
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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Delphi vacation planner.

Getting from Naupactus to Delphi by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Naupactus, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Delphi, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate the long history of Varlaam Monastery, then examine the collection at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kalambaka itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Delphi in December, expect Kalambaka to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

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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.
Step out of Corfu Town with an excursion to St. Spyridon First Beach in Agios Spyridonas--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Corfu Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kalambaka in December; daily highs in Corfu Town reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Capodistrias Museum, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, St. Spyridon First Beach, Corfu Donkey Rescue
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach

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