13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa
Fly + Subway:  14 h
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Ottawa

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: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, and visit Monastiraki.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Athens day trip website.

Ottawa, Canada to Athens is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Ottawa to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in December, expect Athens to be much warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

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

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 26th (Thu): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Kazantzakis Museum
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
The Natural History Museum of Crete
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, take a stroll through Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): stop by White, take in the exciting artwork at Dio Horia, then appreciate the history behind Manto Mavrogenous Square, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally explore the galleries of The House of Fine Art - HOFA Gallery Mykonos.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town holiday planning website.

Getting from Heraklion to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mykonos
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White ©
White
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The House of Fine Art - HOFA Gallery Mykonos ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then pause for some photo ops 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.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Thessaloniki tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Thessaloniki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mykonos Town in December since evenings lows in Thessaloniki dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Corfu 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
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square

3
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.
Step out of Corfu Town to go to Agios Spyridonas and see St. Spyridon First Beach, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, examine the collection at Capodistrias Museum - Kapodistrias Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and make a trip to Monastery of Myrtiotisa.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town sightseeing planner.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Corfu Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Thessaloniki in December, things will get a bit warmer in Corfu Town: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

St. Spyridon First Beach, Monastery of Myrtiotisa, Capodistrias Museum - Kapodistrias Museum
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Capodistrias Museum - Kapodistrias Museum ©
Capodistrias Museum - Kapodistrias Museum

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