12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Jaipur

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, explore the ancient world of Mionoan Manor Nirou Khani, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion trip app .

Jaipur, India to Heraklion is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Jaipur to Heraklion, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jaipur in February; daily highs in Heraklion reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Mionoan Manor Nirou Khani
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Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

1
night
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 23rd (Sun): look for gifts at Triciclo Art Shop Mykonos, take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, and finally examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Heraklion to Mykonos Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. February in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to 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 pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Mykonos Town in February, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Thessaloniki. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Matsopoulou Mill, then contemplate the long history of Varlaam Monastery, then steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip planner.

Drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Thessaloniki in February, expect Kalambaka to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Matsopoulou Mill
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Matsopoulou Mill ©
Matsopoulou Mill

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 26th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then contemplate the long history of Delphi, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Delphi online itinerary 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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in February, with highs in Delphi at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, then take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Luke Archibishop.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Delphi to Nafplio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in February, Nafplio is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

4
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, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Athens trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nafplio in February, with highs in Athens at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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