13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
6
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 45​min
7
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: George Town, Penang Island

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, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Athens online trip maker .

George Town, Malaysia to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from George Town to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from George Town in December, expect Athens to be colder, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, and then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Delphi online route 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 December, Delphi is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°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
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 17th (Tue), make a trip to Matsopoulou Mill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip planner .

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Delphi in December: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Matsopoulou Mill
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
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): make a trip to Aristotelous Square, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, then steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Thessaloniki trip simple and quick.

Getting from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Kalambaka, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Thessaloniki, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

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

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.
On the 19th (Thu), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company, wander the streets of Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, then stroll through Paradise Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town journey builder tool .

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mykonos Town, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Museums Neighborhoods Spas

Side Trips

Mykonos Brewing Company, Paradise Beach
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Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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.
On the 21st (Sat), do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, then stroll through Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Akrotiri holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Boutari Winery
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion trip itinerary maker tool .

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Heraklion are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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