13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

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

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Plaka, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then stroll through Glyfada Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Athens due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Athens are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach

1
night
Nafplio

Nafplio
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Nafplio journey app .

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, Nafplio is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C. You will leave for Thessaloniki on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Nafplio

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

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.
On the 31st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and then contemplate the long history of Ladadika District.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Thessaloniki online route planner .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Thessaloniki takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Thessaloniki are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Ladadika District ©
Ladadika District
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

2
nights
Rhodes Town

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.

Find out how to plan Rhodes Town trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Rhodes Town by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rhodes Town, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum, Lindos Beach, Valley of the Butterflies
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Valley of the Butterflies ©
Valley of the Butterflies
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

2
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): wander the streets of Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then stop by Mytho, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town vacation maker site .

Traveling by flight from Rhodes Town to Mykonos Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

2
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and then stop by Oneiro Jewelry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, then Head underground at Zoodochos Pigi Cave, and then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Fira attractions app .

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daytime highs in Fira are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Red Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

2
nights
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.
Get outdoors at The Natural History Museum of Crete and Reptisland. Take a break from Heraklion with a short trip to Matala beach in Matala, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and look for gifts at Nerium Oleander.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip site .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. In April in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Reptisland, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Matala beach
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Matala beach ©
Matala beach
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

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