37 days in Greece Itinerary

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Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
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Kalambaka
— 4 nights
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Delphi
— 3 nights
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Athens
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chania Town
— 7 nights
Taxi to Heraklion, Ferry to Naxos
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Naxos
— 7 nights
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Mykonos Town
— 5 nights
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Thessaloniki — 4 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Visit Hagios Demetrios and Vlatadon Monastery for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and Zeitenlik. Step out of Thessaloniki with an excursion to Archaeological Museum of Pella in Pella--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip itinerary maker tool.

Napier, New Zealand to Thessaloniki is an approximately 35-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Napier to Thessaloniki due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.
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Kalambaka — 4 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Old City of Trikala and Koursoum Mosque. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monastery of the Great Meteoron and Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada). Explore Kalambaka's surroundings by going to Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo (in Metsovo), Larissa (Diachronic Museum of Larissa, Monument of Bucephalus, &more) and Portitsa Gorge (in Grevena). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, don't miss a visit to Matsopoulou Mill, admire the landmark architecture of The Holy Monastery of Panagia Pelekiti, and steep yourself in history at Agios Stefanos.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka road trip planning site.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Thessaloniki in September, Kalambaka is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Delphi.
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Delphi and Agios Panteleimonas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Delphi Archaeological Museum and Itea Beach. Explore Delphi's surroundings by going to Corycian Cave (in Arachova), Kryas Livadeia Springs (in Livadia) and Church of the Holy Trinity (in Xylokastro). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosios Loukas, and relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Delphi online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Delphi, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Athens.
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Athens — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ancient Agora of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. We've included these beaches for you: Glyfada Beach and Vouliagmeni Beach. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, enjoy the sand and surf at Voula Beach, wander the streets of Plaka, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Athens driving holiday planner.

Drive from Delphi to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Chania Town.
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Chania Town — 7 nights

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Elafonissi Beach and Falassarna Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Balos Lagoon and Kastro Gramvoussas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Elafonisi Viewpoint (in Elafonissi), To Kaniski (in Kissamos) and Agios Georgios Byzantine Church (in Anidri). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalyves Beach, stroll the grounds of German Military Cemetery, kick back and relax at Kalathas Beach, and see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chania Town trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Naxos.
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Naxos — 7 nights

Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
We've included these beaches for you: Agios Prokopios Beach and Psili Ammos Beach. Get in touch with nature at Mikri Vigla Beach and Maragas Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of The Temple of Apollo – Portara, kick back and relax at Pyrgaki, stroll through Paralia Alyko, and contemplate the long history of Old Town.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Naxos online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Chania Town to Naxos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September in Naxos, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the ferry ride to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town — 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paraportiani Church and Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm. We've included these beaches for you: Elia Beach and Platis Gialos Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Kalafati, stroll through Super Paradise Beach, enjoy the sea views from Armenistis Lighthouse, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

Before you visit Mykonos Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Ride a ferry from Naxos to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In October in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Greece travel guide

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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.
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Crete travel guide

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Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.
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