17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Billings
Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
1
Mycenae
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
7
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Billings

2
nights
Mycenae

Mycenae ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Lafazanis Winery, then learn about winemaking at Ktima Palivou, then take in the dramatic natural features at Acrocorinth, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archea Korinthos. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, then learn about winemaking at Kalogris Organic Winery, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kapsia Cave.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mycenae day trip planning tool .

Billings, USA to Mycenae is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Billings to Mycenae is 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Billings in February: high temperatures in Mycenae hover around 54°F and lows are around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Nemea, Kapsas, Corinth
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

3
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, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mycenae to Athens takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mycenae in February; daily highs in Athens reach 60°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Heraklion.

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

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 13th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Heraklion road trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Heraklion by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Akrotiri, Santorini

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 15th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Akrotiri tour planner .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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 16th (Sun): take a stroll through Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally look for gifts at White. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, view the masterpieces at The House of Fine Art Mykonos, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town online driving holiday planner .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The House of Fine Art - HOFA Gallery Mykonos, Speed Boats Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

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 18th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Sophia, and finally steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Thessaloniki visit planner.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Thessaloniki in 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, Thessaloniki is a bit cooler at night with lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
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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.
On the 20th (Thu), make a trip to Meteora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kalambaka sightseeing tool .

Drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Thessaloniki in February: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 49°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

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

2
nights
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 21st (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Delphi, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Delphi trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in February: high temperatures in Delphi hover around 56°F and lows are around 40°F. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Delphi

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

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