21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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21 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  20​h
1
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Mycenae
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Epidavros
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 30​min
8
Hydra
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h 45​min
9
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Oia, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
11
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Edmonton

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally take a stroll through Ladadika District.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki road trip site .

Edmonton, Canada to Thessaloniki is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Edmonton in April, with highs in Thessaloniki at 23°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

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

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 27th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kalambaka trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Thessaloniki in April since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, then contemplate the long history of Delphi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Delphi trip maker tool .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Olympia day trip website .

Getting from Delphi to Olympia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mycenae.

Things to do in Olympia

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

2
nights
Mycenae

Mycenae ©
On the 30th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Lion Gate, then explore the ancient world of Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and finally snap pictures at Arkadiko Bridge. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae, then learn about winemaking at Ktima Palivou, then take in the dramatic natural features at Acrocorinth, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mycenae trip planner .

Traveling by car from Olympia to Mycenae takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Olympia in April since evenings lows in Mycenae dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Corinth, Ktima Palivou
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

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 2nd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, then make a trip to Akronafplia Fortress, and finally steep yourself in history at Bourtzi. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, then steep yourself in history at Church of Agios Spyridonas, and finally stroll through Arvanitia beach.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nafplio trip planning tool .

Nafplio is very close to Mycenae. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Epidavros.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation ©
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Epidaurus Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, and then explore the ancient world of The Sunken City - Ancient Epidaurus.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Epidavros online trip itinerary builder .

Epidavros is very close to Nafplio. In May, daytime highs in Epidavros are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Epidavros

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
The Sunken City - Ancient Epidaurus ©
Epidaurus Archaeological Museum ©
Epidaurus Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Hydra

Hydra ©
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. On the 5th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum), admire the masterpieces at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, then explore by horseback at Harriets Hydra Horses, and finally stop by Marialena Maramenou. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Agios Matronas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, then pause for some photo ops at Andrea Miaoulis Monument, then don't miss a visit to Mount Eros Hydra, and finally don't miss a visit to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hydra trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Epidavros to Hydra. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Epidavros in May since evenings lows in Hydra dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Hydra

Historic Sites Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
Harriets Hydra Horses ©
Harriets Hydra Horses
Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra ©
Mount Eros Hydra ©
Mount Eros Hydra

2
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 7th (Thu): take a stroll through Plaka, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens journey builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hydra to Athens. In May, daytime highs in Athens are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oia.

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
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and finally make a trip to Sunset in Oia. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and then take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery.

You can plan Oia trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Athens to Oia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Tours Trails

Side Trips

Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, Akrotiri, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matala beach (in Matala), Cave Hermitage of St. Efthimiou (in Zaros) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

Planning Heraklion trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Oia to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cave Hermitage of St. Efthimiou, Matala beach, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Kazantzakis Museum, Snail Farm and Fun
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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