18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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18 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  16​h
1
Heraklion
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
2
Fira
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
3
Akrotiri
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h 45​min
4
Mykonos Town
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
5
Athens
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Corinth
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
7
Mycenae
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
8
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
9
Epidavros
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Corinth
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
12
Delphi
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Knosos
— 1 night
15
Knosos
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Paris


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3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rethymnon Old Town, Palace of Faistos, Cave of Zeus, and other attractions you added.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Heraklion tour planner.

Paris, France to Heraklion is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in May, things will get a bit warmer in Heraklion: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Palace of Faistos, Cave of Zeus, Rethymnon Old Town, Matala beach
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Matala beach ©
Matala beach
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Palace of Faistos ©
Palace of Faistos

1
night
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fira trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2 hours. In May in Fira, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Sunset in Oia, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel
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Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel ©
Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel

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Akrotiri

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Akrotiri trip builder app .

Akrotiri is just a short distance from Fira. In May in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Boutari Winery
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Boutari Winery ©
Boutari Winery

1
night
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.
For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town travel route website .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take a stroll through Plaka, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Athens online journey builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In May in Athens, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Corinth.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Corinth

Corinth ©
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the activities along Corinth Canal, then explore the ancient world of Akrokorinthos, and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corinth.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Corinth road trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Athens to Corinth in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mycenae.

Things to do in Corinth

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal
Archaeological Museum of Corinth ©

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hours
Mycenae

Mycenae ©
On the 8th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Lion Gate.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mycenae trip planner .

Traveling by car from Corinth to Mycenae takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Corinth in May; daily highs in Mycenae reach 27°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Epidavros.

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate

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.
Plan a Nafplio trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Nafplio is just a stone's throw from Mycenae. In May, daily temperatures in Nafplio can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off toEpidavros.

Things to do in Nafplio

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

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Epidavros

Epidavros
One of the ancient world's famed places of healing, Epidavros today remains best known as the site of a remarkably well-preserved Hellenic theater, designated as a World Heritage Site.
To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Epidavros tour itinerary maker website .

Epidavros is just a stone's throw from Nafplio. May in Epidavros sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll set off for Olympia on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Epidavros

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

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night
Olympia

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 9th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, then gain interesting insight with a heritage tour, and then relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Olympia trip builder site .

Getting from Epidavros to Olympia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Epidavros in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Olympia, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Corinth.

Things to do in Olympia

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Walking tours

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hours
Corinth

Corinth
For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Corinth tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Olympia to Corinth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 10th (Sun), you're off toDelphi.

Things to do in Corinth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Delphi.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Delphi tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Corinth to Delphi in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Delphi are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi

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nights
Athens

Enjoy Athens some more: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, look for gifts at Old Orient Jewelry, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip app .

Traveling by car from Delphi to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Delphi in May since evenings lows in Athens dip to 20°C. You'll set off for Knosos on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Athens

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus
National Garden ©
National Garden

1
night
Knosos

Knosos
Make your Knosos itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Knosos. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Knosos.

Things to do in Knosos

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

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nights
Knosos

Knosos
To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Knosos online journey planner .

On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Knosos

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

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