13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  24​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
2
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kalambaka
— 1 night
5
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
7
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Athens trip maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Athens is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Athens is minus 6 hours. In December, Athens is colder than Singapore - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Olympia.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Kremasti, do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and finally appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Archimedes Museum, look for gifts at The Old Watermill, then explore the historical opulence of Kyparissia Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Tis Arkadias O Platanos.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Olympia road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Athens to Olympia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Athens in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Olympia, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kyparissia, Monastery of Kremasti
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia

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): take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Delphi route planning site .

Drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in December, expect nights in Delphi to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough 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 ©
Temple of Apollo

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, steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Varlaam Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, and finally make a trip to Meteora.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Delphi in December; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally wander the streets of Ladadika District.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Kalambaka in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Thessaloniki, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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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
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 19th (Thu), explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Thessaloniki to Heraklion in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, Heraklion is somewhat warmer than Thessaloniki - with highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, 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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nights
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): don't miss a visit to Santorini Arts Factory, then ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

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You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. December in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Santorini Arts Factory
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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