20 days in Greece Itinerary

20 days in Greece Itinerary

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20 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Billings
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
1
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
6
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Billings

2
nights
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 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, then make a trip to Delphi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), see the interesting displays at The Angelos and Eva Sikelianos Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parnassus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Delphi trip planner .

Billings, USA to Delphi is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Billings to Delphi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Billings in February, you will find days in Delphi are somewhat warmer (56°F), and nights are much warmer (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

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.
On the 7th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Meteora, examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then steep yourself in history at Varlaam Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, Kalambaka is slightly colder than Delphi - with highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

2
nights
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 8th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Rotunda, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, then steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then test your team's savvy at Locked escape rooms, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Thessaloniki trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kalambaka in February; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 55°F and lows reach 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

3
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.
Explore Mykonos Town's surroundings by going to Delos (Archaeological Site of Delos, House of Dionysus, & more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Thessaloniki to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mykonos Town, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Delos, Mykonos, Speed Boats Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

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 13th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then stop by Nerium Oleander, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mykonos Town to Heraklion in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in February, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Kazantzakis Museum
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

4
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, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Athens itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. February in Athens sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

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

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Ktima Palivou (in Nemea), Acrocorinth (in Corinth) and Lake Doxa (in Feneos). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nafplio itinerary builder website .

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, Nafplio is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 54°F and lows of 35°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Akrokorinthos, Ktima Palivou, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Lake Doxa
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Lake Doxa ©
Lake Doxa
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus

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