22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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22 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  15​h
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
5
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Edmonton

2
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corfu Town: St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas) and Church of the Panayia Kassopitra (in Kassiopi). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corfu, don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, and head outdoors with Silvaland.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town road trip website .

Edmonton, Canada to Corfu Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Corfu Town is 9 hours. Traveling from Edmonton in April, you will find days in Corfu Town are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are much warmer (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfu, Church of the Panayia Kassopitra, St. Spyridon First Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

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.
Take a break from Mykonos Town with a short trip to Mount Kynthos in Delos, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Mount Kynthos, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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 1st (Fri): learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then don't miss a visit to Santorini Arts Factory, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, and finally look for gifts at Faros Market.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri road trip site .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In April in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Santorini, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, stop by Nerium Oleander, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, examine the collection 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 get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Heraklion online trip maker .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion takes 2 hours. May in Heraklion sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May in Athens, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Corinth (Acrocorinth & Archea Korinthos), The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros) and Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, and explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nafplio journey app .

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in May, Nafplio is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mycenae, Corinth, 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
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

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 11th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Delphi, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parnassus, and then examine the collection at The Angelos and Eva Sikelianos Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Delphi tour builder site .

You can drive from Nafplio to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Delphi, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the views from Lithaios Central Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), stroll through Varlaam Monastery, then steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Delphi in May: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lithaios Central Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

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 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Thessaloniki travel route website .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in May: high temperatures in Thessaloniki hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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