13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Fira
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  2​h 45​min
4
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Sat), stop by Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then look for gifts at Mytho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, and finally examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town holiday planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Mykonos Town is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Amsterdam to Mykonos Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, Mykonos Town is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 16°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Spas Museums

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Sunset in Oia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel ©
Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel

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 4th (Wed): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Fira to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and explore the engaging exhibits at Hellenic Children's Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In March in Athens, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Akrokorinthos, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and then take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade. On your second day here, explore the activities along Corinth Canal and then contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nafplio itinerary maker.

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, Nafplio is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Corinth, Archaeological Site Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Highlights from your plan
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus

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.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Delphi online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Nafplio to Delphi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

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.
On the 11th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Matsopoulou Mill, admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kalambaka trip planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Delphi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kalambaka, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Matsopoulou Mill
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument of Alexander The Great.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Thessaloniki vacation planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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