20 days in Greece & Atlanta Itinerary

20 days in Greece & Atlanta Itinerary

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20 days in Greece & Atlanta Itinerary

Start: Huntsville, United States
1
Atlanta, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  16​h
2
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Naxos, Greece
— 4 nights
ferry:  3​h 30​min
4
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Archanes, Greece
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Chania Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Elafonissi, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + train:  6​h
8
Corinth, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Kalambaka, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Delphi, Greece
— 1 night
+2
bus + train + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Huntsville, United States

1
day
Atlanta, United States

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 9th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium.

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Huntsville to Atlanta is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. In September in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Chastain Park ©
Chastain Park

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Mount Lycabettus. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Monastiraki, explore the engaging exhibits at Hellenic Children's Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Athens takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Atlanta to Athens. September in Athens sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Athens

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

4
nights
Naxos, Greece

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.
Bring the kids along to Paradise Beach and Elia Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naxos: Mykonos Town (Mayonaisa Darling, The Windmills (Kato Milli), & more) and Platis Gialos Beach (in Platys Gialos). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Portara, take a stroll through Kastro, steep yourself in history at Old Town, and stroll through Agios Prokopios Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Naxos trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Naxos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

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.
On the 19th (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, then stop by Nerium Oleander, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain).

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion day trip planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Naxos to Heraklion takes 3.5 hours. In September in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Archanes.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

1
day
Archanes, Greece

Archanes ©
On the 21st (Sat), look for gifts at Idols Art, examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, then learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, then learn about winemaking at Tamiolakis Winery, and finally experience rural life at Neroulakia Farm.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Archanes day trip website .

Archanes is just a stone's throw from Heraklion. In September in Archanes, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Archanes

Wineries Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kazantzakis Museum, Tamiolakis Winery, Winery Stilianou, Neroulakia Farm
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Neroulakia Farm ©
Neroulakia Farm
Kazantzakis Museum ©
Kazantzakis Museum
Idols Art ©
Idols Art

2
nights
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, explore the activities along Lake Kournas, and then stroll through Old Venetian Harbor. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, then make a trip to Chania Venetian Lighthouse, and finally stroll through Falassarna Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chania Town trip planner .

Traveling by car from Archanes to Chania Town takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Falassarna Beach, The Venetian Fortezza, Lake Kournas
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Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach

1
night
Elafonissi, Greece

Elafonissi ©
Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Elafonisi Viewpoint, then stroll through Elafonissi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Aspri Limni Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Elafonissi trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Chania Town to Elafonissi in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Corinth.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Elafonissi  Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Aspri Limni Beach ©
Aspri Limni Beach

1
night
Corinth, Greece

Corinth ©
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Corinth Canal, explore the striking landscape at Acrocorinth, and then get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Corinth sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Elafonissi to Corinth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September, daily temperatures in Corinth can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Corinth

Parks Nature Museums
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Acrocorinth ©
Acrocorinth
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos
Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal

1
night
Kalambaka, Greece

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Matsopoulou Mill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka journey planner.

You can drive from Corinth to Kalambaka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and car; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Corinth in September: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 77°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Matsopoulou Mill
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Matsopoulou Mill ©
Matsopoulou Mill
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron

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night
Delphi, Greece

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 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

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Getting from Kalambaka to Delphi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Delphi, with lows of 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

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