20 days in Greece Itinerary

20 days in Greece Itinerary

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20 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
2
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
4
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Go for a jaunt from Mykonos Town to Delos to see Archaeological Site of Delos about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Little Venice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Virgin of St. Rosary, stop by Savvas Traditional Greek Products, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

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Mumbai, India to Mykonos Town is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Mumbai, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Armenistis Lighthouse, Paradise Beach, Archaeological Site of Delos, Elia Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company
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Paraportiani Church ©
Paraportiani Church
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Emporio, don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village, enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, then stroll through Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Caldera Beach, then ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, then explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Santorini, and finally look for gifts at Faros Market.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Akrotiri trip website .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castelli of Emporio, Megalochori - Traditional Village
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Heraklion holiday maker .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
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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, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and wander the streets of Plaka.

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Do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

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

3
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Corinth (Corinth Canal & Acrocorinth), Ktima Palivou (in Nemea) and Epidavros (Epidaurus Archaeological Museum & The Great Theatre of Epidaurus). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and contemplate the long history of Citadel and Treasury of Atreus.

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Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in December; daily highs in Nafplio reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Epidavros, Corinth, Mycenae, Ktima Palivou
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Acrocorinth ©
Acrocorinth

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hosios Loukas and then take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus.

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You can drive from Nafplio to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Delphi, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hosios Loukas
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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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 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then look for gifts at Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Delphi in December: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): delve into the distant past at Rotunda, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, appreciate the history behind Monument of Alexander The Great, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally take a stroll through Ladadika District.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Kalambaka, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Thessaloniki, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

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