12 days in The Balkans Itinerary

12 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Train to Euston station, Fly to Mykonos Town
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
Ferry to Rafina, Drive to Delphi
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Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Athens
— 4 nights
Fly
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Fly

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for gifts at Mytho, get maximum retail therapy with Tia handmade, and then stop by White.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town tour planner.

Birmingham, UK to Mykonos Town is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In May, Mykonos Town is somewhat warmer than Birmingham - with highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Delphi

— 2 nights
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 29th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo In Delphi. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity, then Head underground at Corycian Cave, then make a trip to Distomo Massacre Memorial, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hosios Loukas.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Delphi trip app.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Delphi by combination of ferry and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Mykonos Town in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Delphi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Olympia

— 2 nights
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. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
On the 31st (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, take in the spiritual surroundings of Archaeological Site of Olympia, then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, then look for gifts at Kukuvaya, and finally look for gifts at Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, then do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, and then examine the collection at Archimedes Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Olympia road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Olympia are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Wineries · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Let the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. There's much more to do: visit Plaka, view the masterpieces at Canvas, look for gifts at Didw Athens, and take a stroll through Ermou Street.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Athens attractions planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Olympia in June since evenings lows in Athens dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Heraklion, Crete

— 1 night
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 5th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Heraklion trip planning website.

You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in June: highs in Heraklion hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry, see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, then stop by Faros Market, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally look for gifts at Koukla Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry, then stop by Epilekton, then look for gifts at Stardust, and finally look for gifts at Atlantis Books E.E..

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Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fira

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8: