14 days in Greece Itinerary

14 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

14 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
6
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 45​min
7
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Barcelona

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Aristotelous Square, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary website .

Barcelona, Spain to Thessaloniki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Thessaloniki. In December, Thessaloniki is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

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 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Matsopoulou Mill, then contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then stroll through Varlaam Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kalambaka online trip planner .

Getting from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Thessaloniki, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kalambaka, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Matsopoulou Mill
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Corinth (Archea Korinthos, Akrokorinthos, & more) and The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

Plan a trip to Nafplio easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Nafplio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Kalambaka in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nafplio: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Corinth, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos

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, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

Plan trip to Athens with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Nafplio to Athens by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nafplio in December: high temperatures in Athens hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Heraklion fast, fun, and easy.

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 December, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Kazantzakis Museum
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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 3rd (Fri), do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., look for all kinds of wild species at Santo Horse Riding, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Akrotiri fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Heraklion to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Boutari Winery
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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 4th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, wander the streets of Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town road trip site .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Akrotiri in January: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Spas

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

Similar Plans

15 days in Greece BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in France, Italy & Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Greece BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Greece & Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, teens, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, teens, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Greece BY A USER FROM ESTONIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Greece BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 47 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Greece BY A USER FROM QATAR April, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Greece BY A USER FROM ITALY April, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Greece BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Greece BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans