31 days in Greece Itinerary

31 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip planner

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Akrotiri, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
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Athens
— 5 nights
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Delphi
— 3 nights
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Kalamata
— 4 nights
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Dimitsana
— 3 nights
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Nafplio
— 4 nights
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Hydra
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mykonos Town: Delos (Temple of Isis, Mount Kynthos, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Athens to Mykonos Town is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Akrotiri, Santorini

— 3 nights

Greek Pompeii

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Akrotiri is known for beaches, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, Head underground at Zoodochos Pigi Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Start your trip to Akrotiri by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 7:

Heraklion, Crete

— 3 nights
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.
Explore Heraklion's surroundings by going to Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia), Reptisland (in Melidoni) and Matala beach (in Matala). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, experience rural life at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

Athens

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Athens trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 10 — 15:

Delphi

— 3 nights
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Change things up with a short trip to Recreational Park in Pavliani (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Delphi, make a trip to O Tafos tou Lokrou, contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Delphi road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in May since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kalamata.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Kalamata

— 4 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalamata: Pamisos Springs (in Agios Floros), Kastora Canyon (in Kastori) and Romanos (Messinia Wild Experience & Navarino Outdoors - Day Hiking). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mystras, examine the collection at Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes, have some family-friendly fun at Great Escape Kalamata, and explore by horseback at Ippikos Omilos Kalamatas.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kalamata trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalamata in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. May in Kalamata sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dimitsana.

Things to do in Kalamata

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

Dimitsana

— 3 nights
Dimitsana is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Change things up with these side-trips from Dimitsana: Kolokotroni House (in Piana), Temple of Apollo Epikourios (in Skliros) and Ladon Lake (in Tropaia). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Kapsia Cave, hike along The Menalon Trail, head outdoors with Lousios Gorge, and don't miss a visit to Moni Prodromou.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dimitsana day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kalamata to Dimitsana takes 2 hours. Traveling from Kalamata in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dimitsana, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Dimitsana

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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Nafplio

— 4 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Lake Doxa (in Feneos), Corinth (Rema ton Mylwn, Akrokorinthos, &more) and Domaine Skouras Winery (in Argos). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, learn about winemaking at Ktima Palivou, and explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nafplio online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Dimitsana to Nafplio in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Nafplio can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 29:

Hydra

— 2 nights
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore by horseback at Harriets Hydra Horses, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, and then look for gifts at Marialena Maramenou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Mount Eros Hydra, then explore the world behind art at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, then pause for some photo ops at Andrea Miaoulis Monument, and finally take an in-depth tour of Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum).

Start your trip to Hydra by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Nafplio to Hydra with the Route module. Traveling from Nafplio in May, Hydra is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hydra

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.