35 days in Greece & Cyclades Itinerary

35 days in Greece & Cyclades Itinerary

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Start: Lima
Fly + Subway:  17 h 45 min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Nafplio
— 4 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  4 h 30 min
5
Paros
— 3 nights
Ferry:  3 h 30 min
6
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
7
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
8
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
9
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 5 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Lima

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, stroll through Mount Lycabettus, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Athens road trip app.

Lima, Peru to Athens is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and subway. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lima to Athens due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lima in June: high temperatures in Athens hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosios Loukas, take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Delphi online tour planner.

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. Traveling from Athens in June, Delphi is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hosios Loukas, Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Olympia: Kalo Nero Beach (in Kalo Nero) and Kukuvaya (in Katakolo). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, don't miss a visit to Archaeological Site of Olympia, see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, and learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Olympia day trip website.

You can drive from Delphi to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Olympia, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Kalo Nero Beach, Kukuvaya
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Hermes by Praxiteles
Hermes by Praxiteles
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery

4
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 find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Mystras (in Sparta), Ktima Palivou (in Nemea) and Corinth Canal (in Corinth). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, enjoy the sand and surf at Karathona Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Evaggelistria.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nafplio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Nafplio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in June, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Nafplio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paros.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mystras, Archaeological Site Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Ktima Palivou, Corinth Canal
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus

3
nights
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Catamaran Emelia. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou, kick back and relax at Piso Aliki Beach, and take in the waterfront activity at Old Port of Naoussa.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paros trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Nafplio to Paros in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. Traveling from Nafplio in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Paros, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Paros

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:
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Old Port of Naoussa ©
Old Port of Naoussa
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Heraklion: Matala beach (in Matala) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Heraklion day trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Paros to Heraklion takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Matala beach, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Reptisland
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Fira travel website.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

5
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.
Explore Mykonos Town's surroundings by going to Naxos Town (Old Town, Portara, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and stroll through Panormos Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Paradise Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corfu Town: Speed Boats Tours (in Kavos) and Paleokastritsa Beach (in Paleokastritsa). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, and explore the historical opulence of New Fortress.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town trip planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in July, you will find days in Corfu Town are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Speed Boats Tours, Paleokastritsa Beach, Aloelia
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Aqualand Corfu Water Park ©
Aqualand Corfu Water Park

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