13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Kalambaka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Nafplio
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  6​h 15​min
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
6
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
day
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 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, and finally make a trip to Meteora.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Kalambaka is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Kalambaka is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kalambaka, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, and finally explore the ancient world of Delphi.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Delphi road trip app .

Drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kalambaka in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Delphi, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

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.
Visit Epidaurus Theater and Archaeological Site Mycenae for their historical value. Bring the kids along to Fortress Palamidi and Acrocorinth. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Nauplion Promenade, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, steep yourself in history at Lion Gate, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Evaggelistria.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nafplio trip planner .

You can drive from Delphi to Nafplio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Nafplio, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mycenae, Acrocorinth, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Thu), explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Red Beach and then get interesting insight from Captain George Santorini Yachting.

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Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Nafplio to Akrotiri in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Nafplio in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Akrotiri, with lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Perissa Black Sand Beach, Captain George Santorini Yachting
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Captain George Santorini Yachting ©
Captain George Santorini Yachting

2
nights
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 6th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion driving holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Kazantzakis Museum
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Family-friendly places like Acropolis Museum and Hellenic Children's Museum will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and look for gifts at Fedon & Orestis.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Athens online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Heraklion, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

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