23 days in Greece Itinerary

23 days in Greece Itinerary

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23 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  11 h
1
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Platys Gialos, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
6
Chania
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nea Paralia as well as White Tower of Thessaloniki. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square and then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki. On your second day here, get outside with Nea Paralia and then wander the streets of Ladadika District.

Plan trip to Thessaloniki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Montreal, Canada to Thessaloniki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in September: high temperatures in Thessaloniki hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Outdoors Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Nea Paralia ©
Nea Paralia
Ladadika District ©
Ladadika District
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki

2
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 Thrones - Travel & Tourism Center as well as Visit Meteora Travel. On the 9th (Wed), get in touch with nature with Meteora Thrones - Travel & Tourism Center, then admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada). Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Meteora and then surround yourself with nature on Visit Meteora Travel.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Thessaloniki in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kalambaka, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Platys Gialos.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Visit Meteora Travel ©
Visit Meteora Travel
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

4
nights
Platys Gialos, Mykonos

Platys Gialos ©
Playtis Gialos, a popular resort on Mykonos, serves as a convenient starting point for regular sightseeing tours of the island's southern coastline.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Porta Bar Mykonos, Jackie O' Bar Mykonos, Babylon Mykonos, and other attractions.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Platys Gialos trip builder tool .

Getting from Kalambaka to Platys Gialos by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Platys Gialos. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Platys Gialos

Outdoors Nightlife Tours

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos Catamaran Sailing Cruises
Highlights from your plan
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Mykonos Catamaran Sailing Cruises ©
Mykonos Catamaran Sailing Cruises
Porta Bar Mykonos ©
Porta Bar Mykonos

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Captain George Santorini Yachting. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Red Beach and Vlychada Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and visit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Akrotiri trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Platys Gialos to Akrotiri takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trip

Vlychada
Highlights from your plan
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Captain George Santorini Yachting ©
Captain George Santorini Yachting

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Parthenon and Temple of Olympian Zeus will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take a stroll through Plaka.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Akrotiri to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Anafonitria.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

4
nights
Chania

Chania ©
Chania is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit. Get in touch with nature at Samaria Gorge National Park and Sougia Beach. Relax by the water at Kalyves Beach and Kiani Akti. Take a break from Chania with a short trip to Kalivaki Beach in Georgioupolis, about 46 minutes away.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chania attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Anafonitria to Chania with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Chania can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kalyves, Kalivaki Beach, Samaria Gorge National Park, Sougia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park
Kalyves Beach ©
Kalyves Beach

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