18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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18 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
4
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Toronto

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 9th (Thu): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then look for gifts at Kristina Boutique, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion trip planner

Toronto, Canada to Heraklion is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Heraklion due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in November; daily highs in Heraklion reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hersonissos, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum
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4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri and Sunset in Oia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani and Ancient Thera. Get out of town with these interesting Akrotiri side-trips: Fira (Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord & Oneiro Jewelry) and Amoudi Bay (in Oia). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, and contemplate the long history of La Ponta.

Start your trip to Akrotiri by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Oia, Fira, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ancient Thera, Venetsanos Winery
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

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.
On the 14th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki travel planner

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Akrotiri to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, Thessaloniki is a bit cooler than Akrotiri - with highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©

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.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo and then delve into the distant past at Delphi.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Delphi road trip app

Drive from Thessaloniki to Delphi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Delphi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Nafplio.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Epidaurus Theater and Ancient Mycenae. Popular historic sites such as Palamidi Castle and Nauplion Promenade are in your itinerary. Take a break from Nafplio with a short trip to Archea Korinthos in Corinth, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Nafplio day trip planning site

Traveling by car from Delphi to Nafplio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Archea Korinthos, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Archaeological Museum and Byzantine & Christian Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Rescue Centre, take a stroll through Plaka District, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find out how to plan a trip to Athens, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nafplio to Athens by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In November in Athens, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sea Turtle Rescue Centre
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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