14 days in Greece Itinerary

14 days in Greece Itinerary

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14 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Corinth
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Mycenae
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
4
Epidavros
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Sparta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Olympia
— Few hours
7
Athens
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h
8
Elounda
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Heraklion
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
10
Kamari
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
11
Mykonos Town
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h
12
Athens
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
13
Matala
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Seattle

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nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens route planner.

Seattle, USA to Athens is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Seattle to Athens, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in December; daily highs in Athens reach 59°F and lows reach 47°F. On the 16th (Mon), you're off toCorinth.

Things to do in Athens

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

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Corinth

Corinth ©
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Historical and Folklore Museum of Corinth, Archea Korinthos and Temple of Apollo. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo, get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Corinth, take an in-depth tour of Archea Korinthos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Corinth Canal, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Acrocorinth.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Corinth trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a bus from Athens to Corinth in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. December in Corinth sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mycenae.

Things to do in Corinth

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal

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Mycenae

Mycenae
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae, Citadel and Treasury of Atreus and Archaeological Site Mycenae. On the 16th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae and then explore the ancient world of Citadel and Treasury of Atreus.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mycenae trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Corinth to Mycenae in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Corinth in December: high temperatures in Mycenae hover around 53°F and lows are around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Epidavros.

Things to do in Mycenae

Museums Historic Sites
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Citadel and Treasury of Atreus
Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

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Epidavros

Epidavros
One of the ancient world's famed places of healing, Epidavros today remains best known as the site of a remarkably well-preserved Hellenic theater, designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Epidaurus Archaeological Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Epidavros tour itinerary website .

Getting from Mycenae to Epidavros by car takes about an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sparta.

Things to do in Epidavros

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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1
night
Sparta

Sparta
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sparta trip tool .

Traveling by car from Epidavros to Sparta takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Epidavros in December; daily highs in Sparta reach 62°F and lows reach 41°F. On the 17th (Tue), you're off toOlympia.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Olympia

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
On the 17th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Olympia trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sparta to Olympia in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums
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1
night
Athens

Athens
For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens holiday planner.

Getting from Olympia to Athens by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Olympia in December, with lows around 47°F. You'll set off for Elounda on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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Elounda

Elounda
Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Elounda trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Athens to Elounda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Athens in December, Elounda is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. You'll set off for Heraklion on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Elounda

Outdoors Tours Parks
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night
Heraklion

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.
The Palace of Knossos has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion trip planner .

Traveling by car from Elounda to Heraklion takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Church of Saint Titus ©
Church of Saint Titus

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night
Kamari

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. On the 21st (Sat), delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kamari online attractions planner .

Traveling by ferry from Rethymnon to Kamari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. December in Kamari sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Kamari

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera

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night
Mykonos Town

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.
On the 20th (Fri), look for gifts at Antica Murrina and then take a stroll through Little Venice.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town tour itinerary maker tool .

Ride a ferry from Kamari to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Antica Murrina
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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night
Athens

Athens ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus and then make a trip to Syntagma Station.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Athens sightseeing planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Matala.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Syntagma Station ©
Syntagma Station

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nights
Matala

Matala ©
A low-key tourist resort known for its ancient cliffside caves, Matala boasts a rich history that spans over 2,000 years.
Bring the kids along to Matala beach and Agia Galini Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matala: Plakias Beach (in Plakias) and The Lion Fountain (in Spili). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Goods of the Ground, kick back and relax at Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos), relax in the rural setting at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, and delve into the distant past at Palace of Faistos.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Matala trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Athens to Matala in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Matala

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Agia Galini Beach, The Lion Fountain, Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, Plakias Beach, Palace of Faistos
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Matala beach ©
Matala beach
Plakias Beach ©
Plakias Beach
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)

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