18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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18 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  6​h
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
Rethymnon, Crete
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Heraklion, Crete
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Naxos
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Singapore

3
days
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Archaeological Museum and Acropolis of Athens. Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

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Singapore, Singapore to Athens is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Athens, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect Athens to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Delphi.

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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

1
day
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 23rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then contemplate the long history of Delphi, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo.

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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. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Delphi when traveling from Athens in November, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Olympia.

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Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

1
day
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 24th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Olympia.

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You can drive from Delphi to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

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Ancient Olympia ©
Ancient Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery

2
days
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.
On the 25th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Kassiopi, then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and then see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): take a stroll through Corfu Old Town and then kick back and relax at Canal D'Amour.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Olympia to Corfu Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. November in Corfu Town sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Corfu Town

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks

Side Trips

Kassiopi, Achilleion Museum, Canal D'Amour
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Kassiopi ©
Kassiopi
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

3
days
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Historical & Folklore Museum of Gavalochori and War Museum Askifou. Get some cultural insight at Sacred Monastery of Arkadi and St. Nicholas Church. Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: Chania Town (Scuba & Snorkeling & Chania Venetian Lighthouse), Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Ancient Aptera (in Souda). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Panagia Chalevi.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Corfu Town to Rethymnon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rethymnon

#Historic Sites, #Adventure, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Chania Town, Historical & Folklore Museum of Gavalochori, Lake Kournas, War Museum Askifou, St. Nicholas Church
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Sacred Monastery of Arkadi ©
Sacred Monastery of Arkadi
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza
Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas

4
days
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.
Appreciate the collections at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum and Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Palace of Knossos and Ancient City of Phaistos. Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Matala beach (in Matala), Kurtes (in Zaros) and Stalis Beach (in Stalis). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum.

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You can drive from Rethymnon to Heraklion in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Heraklion are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Ancient City of Phaistos, Matala beach, Kazantzakis Museum
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

2
days
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Prokopios Beach, delve into the distant past at Portara, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally stop by Ta Axotica Gift Shop. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Fotodotis, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Aperathitissa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Drossiani Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Naxos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. In December in Naxos, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara
Agios Prokopios Beach ©
Agios Prokopios Beach

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