18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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18 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  22 h
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Athens
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Perth

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Little Venice, don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, and see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town online itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 22- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Perth to Mykonos Town, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in April, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, and then don't miss a visit to Spianada Square. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Corfu Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, see the interesting displays at Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank, then admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then stop by Zea Delicatessen, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in April, Corfu Town is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Archaeological Museum of Corfu ©
Archaeological Museum of Corfu

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 7th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Monument of Alexander The Great, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and finally steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. April in Thessaloniki sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

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

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 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka travel route builder tool.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Thessaloniki in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kalambaka, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

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 9th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, catch a live event at Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Delphi vacation planning site.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Delphi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, make a trip to Corinth Canal, and then take an in-depth tour of Archea Korinthos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nafplio journey maker.

You can drive from Delphi to Nafplio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Nafplio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Athens route maker website.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in April, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, then examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally look for gifts at Idols Art. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Idols Art
Highlights from your plan

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