13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
shuttle:  1​h 15​min
5
Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
6
Fira, Santorini
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kids will enjoy Acropolis of Athens and Mount Lycabettus. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens attractions planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Athens is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Athens at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Panormos Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kapari Beach, then make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town day trip tool .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Kapari Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

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 31st (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Catholic church of the Immaculate Conception.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mykonos Town to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Mykonos Town in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Thessaloniki, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion vacation tool .

Getting from Thessaloniki to Heraklion by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Thessaloniki in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Heraklion: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Monastery of Arkadi, steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, and then take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Heraklion to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

1
night
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at KAMARA BEACH.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fira online vacation builder .

Traveling by ferry from Rethymnon to Fira takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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