18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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18 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
2
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h
5
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Olympia
— 2 nights
8
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Jeddah

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 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion online day trip planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Heraklion is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Heraklion. In July, Heraklion is little chillier than Jeddah - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

2
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.
On the 17th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, then do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., and finally learn about winemaking at Santo Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Red Beach, stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santo Horse Riding.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Akrotiri trip itinerary website .

Getting from Heraklion to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Perissa Black Sand Beach, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., Santo Winery
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

3
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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, make a trip to Matoyianni Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

2
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue and then make a splash at Aqualand. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, then step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip itinerary website .

Fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mykonos Town in July: highs in Corfu Town hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Corfu Donkey Rescue, Aqualand Corfu Water Park
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

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 24th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Kalambaka itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Kalambaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Corfu Town in July, Kalambaka is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Delphi.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Delphi online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Delphi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

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

2
nights
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 26th (Fri), do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, then steep yourself in history at Ancient Olympia, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, and finally see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, then explore and take pictures at Klio's Honey Farm, and finally admire the sheer force of Nemouta Waterfalls.

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Drive from Delphi to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Olympia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Nature Parks
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

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, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Olympia to Athens in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Olympia in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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