13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + Subway:  15 h 30 min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  6 h 45 min
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h
5
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h
6
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Pittsburgh

2
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: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Monastiraki, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, and make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Athens online travel route planner .

Pittsburgh, USA to Athens is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Athens. In September, Athens is somewhat warmer than Pittsburgh - with highs of 84°F and lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

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

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 4th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Delphi.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Delphi attractions site .

Getting from Athens to Delphi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in September, Delphi is little chillier at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka route planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Delphi in September, expect Kalambaka to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Kalambaka

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach and then take a stroll through Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kalambaka to Mykonos Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, Mykonos Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Akrotiri is known for historic sites, beaches, adventure, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, do a tasting at Santo Winery, kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, and tour the water at your own pace with Captain George Santorini Yachting.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri route planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Megalochori, Captain George Santorini Yachting, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Santo Winery
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. On the next day, 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 then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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