19 days in Greece Itinerary

19 days in Greece Itinerary

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19 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nafplio
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Singapore

4
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, make a trip to Parthenon, wander the streets of Plaka, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Athens is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Athens is minus 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Athens reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

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

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.
Explore Nafplio's surroundings by going to Corinth (Acrocorinth & Archea Korinthos) and The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Karonis Distillery, stop by TASTE3, and take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nafplio road trip app .

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Athens in December; daily highs in Nafplio reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Corinth, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Acrocorinth ©
Acrocorinth
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, then take a stroll through Little Venice, and finally examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Nafplio to Mykonos Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Traveling from Nafplio in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mykonos Town, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

3
nights
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.
Explore Akrotiri's surroundings by going to Fira (Oneiro Jewelry & Koukla Art), Ancient Thera (in Kamari) and Oia (Sunset in Oia, Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and stop by Galatea Pottery.

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

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Fira, Ancient Thera, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

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 29th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion online itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
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3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Ziogas Western City in Lefkochori (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and get your game on at PXP Climbing Wall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Heraklion to Thessaloniki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. In December, Thessaloniki is slightly colder than Heraklion - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Fun & Games Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Ziogas Western City
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Ziogas Western City ©
Ziogas Western City
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

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