13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens
— 3 nights
2
Delphi
— 1 night
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
4
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
6
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
7
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights

3
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: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, stroll through Mount Lycabettus, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Athens tour itinerary builder app.

George Town, Malaysia to Athens is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from George Town to Athens. Traveling from George Town in December, expect Athens to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, thendelve into the distant past at Delphi, and then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Delphi travel planner.

You can drive from Athens to Delphi in 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 December since evenings lows in Delphi dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Matsopoulou Mill, admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally make a trip to Meteora.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka journey builder tool.

Getting from Delphi to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, Kalambaka is slightly colder than Delphi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Matsopoulou Mill
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Matsopoulou Mill ©
Matsopoulou Mill
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, thenpause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in December: highs in Thessaloniki hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company, take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), thenexamine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, thenstroll through Paradise Beach, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Mykonos Town when traveling from Thessaloniki in December, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Mykonos Brewing Company ©
Mykonos Brewing Company

1
night
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, thenride a horse along Experience Horse Riding, thenkick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Akrotiri online trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2.5 hours. December in Akrotiri sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Boutari Winery
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Boutari Winery ©
Boutari Winery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, thenlearn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenexamine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion online trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In December in Heraklion, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Kazantzakis Museum
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Room Escape Games

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