14 days in Greece Itinerary

14 days in Greece Itinerary

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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Athens
— 4 nights
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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 15th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then stop by Nerium Oleander, and finally explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion road trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Heraklion is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Heraklion. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in October: highs in Heraklion hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fira online vacation maker.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then wander the streets of Little Venice.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

Thessaloniki

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip website.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Mykonos Town in October, Thessaloniki is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Kalambaka

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, and then steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kalambaka journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kalambaka when traveling from Thessaloniki in October, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

Delphi

— 1 night
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 24th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Delphi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and then experience rural life at MoKa Honey.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Delphi trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3 hours. Other options are to 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 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

Athens

— 4 nights

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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take a stroll through Plaka, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Athens online vacation planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. October in Athens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.