14 days in Greece Itinerary

14 days in Greece Itinerary

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14 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Heraklion
— 1 night
Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
2
Elafonissi
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Naxos Town
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Sounio
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Thermopylae
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
7
Argos
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Petrochori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Sparta
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Elafonisos
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
11
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Toronto


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1
night
Heraklion

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 8th (Sat): look for gifts at Inspira and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion tour itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Heraklion is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Heraklion reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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night
Elafonissi

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 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Aspri Limni Beach, hike along Elafonisi Viewpoint, and then stroll through Elafonissi Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Elafonissi trip planner.

Take a shuttle from Heraklion to Elafonissi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Elafonissi

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

1
night
Naxos Town

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
On the 11th (Tue), kick back and relax at Abram Beach, then wander the streets of Kastro, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally delve into the distant past at Portara.

To find out how to plan a trip to Naxos Town, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Elafonissi to Naxos Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Naxos Town can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sounio.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Abram Beach
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Portara ©
Portara
Kastro ©
Kastro
Old Town ©
Old Town

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night
Sounio

Sounio ©
On the 12th (Wed), kick back and relax at Paralia Christea and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Poseidon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sounio trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Naxos Town to Sounio. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Sounio

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Delphi travel route planner.

You can drive from Sounio to Delphi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Thermopylae.

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

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night
Thermopylae

Thermopylae ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Thermopylae Museum, head outdoors with Spring of Thermopylae, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Battlefield of Thermopylae.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Thermopylae online trip planner .

Drive from Delphi to Thermopylae in 1.5 hours. August in Thermopylae sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Argos.

Things to do in Thermopylae

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield of Thermopylae ©
Battlefield of Thermopylae

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night
Argos

Argos ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Byzantine Museum of Argos, steep yourself in history at Lion Gate, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and finally explore the ancient world of Citadel and Treasury of Atreus.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Argos trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Thermopylae to Argos takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Thermopylae in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Argos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Petrochori.

Things to do in Argos

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate
Citadel and Treasury of Atreus
Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

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night
Petrochori

Petrochori ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Petrochori Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Voidokilia Beach.

To plan Petrochori vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Argos to Petrochori in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Argos in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Petrochori, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sparta.

Things to do in Petrochori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach

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night
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. On the 17th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Statue of Constantine Paleologos, steep yourself in history at Mystras, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological site of Mystra, and finally steep yourself in history at Archaeological site Keadas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sparta itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Petrochori to Sparta in 2 hours. In August in Sparta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Archaeological site Keadas, Archaeological site of Mystra
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Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra

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night
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. On the 18th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Megali Paralia, then stroll through Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία, and then kick back and relax at Lefki Beach.

Plan my day in Elafonisos using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Sparta to Elafonisos takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia

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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 19th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then wander the streets of Plaka, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena Nike.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Athens trip maker website .

You can drive from Elafonisos to Athens in 5 hours. In August in Athens, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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