21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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21 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  17​h
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Delphi
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Knosos, Crete
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Kalambaka
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take a stroll through Little Venice, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Armenistis Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Elia Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town journey planner.

Indianapolis, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 63°F in Mykonos Town. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Armenistis Lighthouse, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach, and make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fira travel route planner .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May in Fira, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Sunset in Oia
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've now added Parthenon to your itinerary. On the 29th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Parthenon, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally take a stroll through Plaka. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, take a stroll through Monastiraki, then explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In May, daytime highs in Athens are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade and then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nafplio tour builder .

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Athens in May, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
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 2nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, delve into the distant past at Delphi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosios Loukas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parnassus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, and finally take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Delphi trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Nafplio to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in June since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 64°F. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Knosos.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church, Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, Hosios Loukas
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi ©
Delphi
Tholos ©
Tholos

3
nights
Knosos, Crete

Knosos ©
You've now added The Palace of Knossos to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, and then take in breathtaking views at Kounaviano Gorge.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Knosos trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Delphi to Knosos. In June, daytime highs in Knosos are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Knosos

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Myrtia, Winery Stilianou, Moni Palianis
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Moni Palianis ©
Moni Palianis

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Meteora. On the 8th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Roussanou Monastery, then admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos, then do a tasting at Katogi Averoff Winery, and finally go for a walk through Metsovo Central Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kalambaka road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Knosos to Kalambaka. Traveling from Knosos in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kalambaka, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Metsovo, Old City of Trikala
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

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