23 days in Greece Itinerary

23 days in Greece Itinerary

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23 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  15​h
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
5
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Kalambaka
— 1 night
9
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Calgary

2
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas) and Church of the Panayia Kassopitra (in Kassiopi). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, see the interesting displays at Capodistrias Museum, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu, and relax in the rural setting at MKB Corfu Beekeeping Vasilakis.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town trip planner .

Calgary, Canada to Corfu Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Calgary to Corfu Town. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Calgary in December: high temperatures in Corfu Town hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Church of the Panayia Kassopitra, Capodistrias Museum, St. Spyridon First Beach, MKB Corfu Beekeeping Vasilakis, Monastery of Myrtiotisa
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mount Kynthos in Delos (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company, and stop by White.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Corfu Town in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mykonos Town, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Panormos Beach, Mount Kynthos
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Santorini Arts Factory, stroll through Santo Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, and then look for gifts at Sunbeam Handmade.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Akrotiri trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Santorini, Sunbeam Handmade
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then stop by Nerium Oleander, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. December in Heraklion sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum
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Room Escape Games
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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. December in Athens sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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

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.
Explore Nafplio's surroundings by going to The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Gaia Winery (in Koutsi) and Corinth (Archea Korinthos & Acrocorinth). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio itinerary planner .

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, Nafplio is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Corinth, Gaia Winery, Archaeological Site Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Acrocorinth ©
Acrocorinth

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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 22nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo, then don't miss a visit to Delphi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), see the interesting displays at The Angelos and Eva Sikelianos Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Delphi trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Nafplio to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Delphi when traveling from Nafplio in December, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou
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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 24th (Tue): make a trip to Matsopoulou Mill, admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka trip planning tool .

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Delphi in December, things will get a bit cooler in Kalambaka: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Matsopoulou Mill
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

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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.
On the 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Rotunda, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki online vacation planner .

Getting from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Kalambaka in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Thessaloniki: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums
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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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