22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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22 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  12​h
1
Athens
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Oia, Santorini
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2​h 15​min
6
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

6
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, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary maker site .

New Delhi, India to Athens is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Athens, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in May, plan for cooler days in Athens, with highs around 29°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Delphi online route planner .

Drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Athens in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Delphi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

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

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.
On the 25th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, make a trip to Monument of Alexander The Great, and then pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

Before you visit Thessaloniki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Delphi to Thessaloniki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

4
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, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and stroll through Kapari Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Thessaloniki to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in May, you will find days in Mykonos Town are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

5
nights
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Explore Oia's surroundings by going to Akrotiri (Red Beach & Akrotiri) and Kamari (Ancient Thera & KAMARA BEACH). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, look for gifts at Epilekton, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Oia trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Oia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May in Oia, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Oneiro Jewelry, Sand Lily Boutique
Highlights from your plan
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion travel route website .

Traveling by ferry from Oia to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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