21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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21 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Bremen
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Athens
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
7
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
8
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
9
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Bremen

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 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

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Bremen, Germany to Thessaloniki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bremen to Thessaloniki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Thessaloniki is a bit warmer than Bremen - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) 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.
On the 19th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Varlaam Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Meteora.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka online route maker .

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Thessaloniki in May, things will get little chillier in Kalambaka: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
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 20th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To see reviews, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Delphi trip planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Delphi, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Delphi

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

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nafplio: Corinth (Archea Korinthos, Akrokorinthos, &more), The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros) and Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Luke Archibishop.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Nafplio in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nafplio, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

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: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Athens road trip site .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (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 27th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Archeologikos Choros Tilissos, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and finally categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou, Archeologikos Choros Tilissos
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): do a tasting at Boutari Winery, then ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akrotiri trip maker website .

Getting from Heraklion to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Vlychada, Boutari Winery
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town online route planner .

Getting from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos Brewing Company, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: Sakis Water Sports (in Kalami) and Yali Beach (in Giannades). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, take in the exciting artwork at Corfu Gallery, and make a trip to Spianada Square.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town online trip builder .

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. In June in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

MKB Corfu Beekeeping Vasilakis, Corfu Donkey Rescue, Yali Beach, Sakis Water Sports, Aqualand Corfu Water Park
Highlights from your plan
Aqualand Corfu Water Park ©
Aqualand Corfu Water Park
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

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