17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Athens
— 4 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sparta
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kalamata Airport, Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Heraklion
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Heraklion
— 5 nights
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4
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Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

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: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens road trip planner.

Halifax, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Halifax to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Halifax in March; daily highs in Athens reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Acropolis Museum ©
Must see
Acropolis Museum
4.7
Plaka ©
Neighborhood
Plaka
4.4

2
nights
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 10th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parnassus, then take a tour by water with Paragliding Fun, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Delphi trip planner.

You can drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Delphi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Delphi
World heritage site
Delphi
4.8

2
nights
Olympia

Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
On the 12th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nicolaos Church, then pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Delphi to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Historic Sites

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2
nights
Sparta

Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Archaeological site Keadas, delve into the distant past at Archaeological site of Mystra, then contemplate the long history of Mystras, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Constantine Paleologos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Leonidas Monument.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sparta holiday site.

You can drive from Olympia to Sparta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Sparta can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Heraklion.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Mystras ©
World heritage site
Mystras
4.7

5
nights
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.
Heraklion is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, contemplate the long history of Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, and stop by Nerium Oleander.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Heraklion online tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Sparta to Heraklion with the Route module. Traveling from Sparta in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Heraklion. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

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