18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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18 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
3
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Delphi
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Houston

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paraportiani Church, Elia Beach, Mykonos On Board Sailing Trips, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner .

Houston, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in May; daily highs in Mykonos Town reach 73°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Elia Beach
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Mykonos On Board Sailing Trips ©
Mykonos On Board Sailing Trips
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion online tour itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Winery Stilianou
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Athens driving holiday site .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

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

1
night
Nafplio

Nafplio
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tolo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Corinth Canal and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nafplio online route planner .

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Athens in May, Nafplio is slightly colder at night with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Corinth Canal
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Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Delphi: Battlefield of Thermopylae (in Thermopylae) and Hosios Loukas (in Distomo). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Delphi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo, experience rural life at MoKa Honey, and take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Delphi trip planner .

Getting from Nafplio to Delphi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in May since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

MoKa Honey, Battlefield of Thermopylae, Hosios Loukas
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

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