12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Thessaloniki
— 1 day
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
3
Delphi
— 1 night
4
Athens
— 3 nights
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
7
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights

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Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©

Mother of Israel

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 25th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki tour builder app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Thessaloniki is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, expect Thessaloniki to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square

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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 26th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, and then steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka road trip tool.

Drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Thessaloniki in October, Kalambaka is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

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Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Delphi: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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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Athens

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Athens road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©

Chora 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.
On the 31st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, then visit Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Paraportiani Church ©
Paraportiani Church

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Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fira online vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then savor the flavors at Koronekes, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules), then stop by Nerium Oleander, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In November in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

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Koronekes ©
Koronekes
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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