20 days in Greece Itinerary

20 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Subway:  5 h 30 min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kalambaka
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
7
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
8
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

3
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, visit Plaka, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Athens online tour itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Athens is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and subway. In June, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

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

3
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.
Nafplio is known for historic sites, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, steep yourself in history at Bourtzi, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nafplio online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Athens in June, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 23rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Delphi online route planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Delphi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. On the 24th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Dodoni Sanctuary and Theatre and then fly down the slopes at Alpine Zone. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iera Moni Agiou Nikolaou Filanthropinon, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis, then admire the striking features of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue, then see the interesting displays at Silversmithing Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Ioannina vacation builder website.

You can drive from Delphi to Ioannina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Vrellis Greek History Museum
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Alpine Zone ©
Alpine Zone
Silversmithing Museum ©
Silversmithing Museum
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle

1
day
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 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

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Getting from Ioannina to Kalambaka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ioannina in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kalambaka, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then don't miss a visit to Monument of Alexander The Great, and finally steep yourself in history at Ladadika District. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Ypapanti Church, appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, then delve into the distant past at The Greek Agora and Roman Forum, then steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip planner.

Getting from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kalambaka in June since evenings lows in Thessaloniki dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

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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 beaches, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, look for all kinds of wild species at Experience Horse Riding, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldera Beach, and kick back and relax at Red Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Akrotiri visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Thessaloniki to Akrotiri in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. June in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll set off for Heraklion on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Perissa, Boutari Winery
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Matala beach (in Matala), Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary (in Mires) and Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion road trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. July in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matala beach, The Palace of Knossos, Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, Snail Farm and Fun, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Snail Farm and Fun ©
Snail Farm and Fun
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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