13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Paris
plane:  3 h
1
Heraklion
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Fira
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
4
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Delphi
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
6
Corinth
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
7
Mycenae
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Sparta
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Nafplio
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
11
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Paris

3
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Karavostasi Beach and Komos Beach. Visit Gortyna and Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Sfentoni Cave (in Zoniana) and Wooden Museum (in Axos). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Savvathiana, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Heraklion, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Heraklion itinerary maker tool .

Paris, France to Heraklion is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Heraklion hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Outdoors Parks Transportation

Side Trips

Komos Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours, Wooden Museum, Karavostasi Beach, Monastery Savvathiana
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Komos Beach ©
Komos Beach
Gortyna ©
Gortyna

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nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Pyrgos, then see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Vlychada Beach, see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, then ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, and finally get engrossed in the history at SYMPOSION by La Ponta.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip app .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Vlychada, Castelli of Pyrgos, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach

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Mykonos Town

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, get engrossed in the history at Archeological Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ftelia Beach. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stop by Mytho, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, and finally delve into the distant past at Avenue of the Lions.

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Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Eggares Olive Press Museum, Kapari Beach, Archeological Museum, Avenue of the Lions
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Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach
Eggares Olive Press Museum ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum
Church of Saint George ©
Church of Saint George

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nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Athens route builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums
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Stoa of Attalos ©
Stoa of Attalos
Theater of Dionysus ©
Theater of Dionysus
Church of Kapnikarea ©
Church of Kapnikarea

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hours
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 10th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Delphi itinerary maker .

Drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Delphi when traveling from Athens in May, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Corinth.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church
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Tholos ©
Tholos

1
night
Corinth

Corinth
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Corinth holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Delphi to Corinth takes 3 hours. May in Corinth sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 11th (Mon), you're off toMycenae.

Things to do in Corinth

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Mycenae

Mycenae ©
On the 11th (Mon), learn about winemaking at DOMAINE SKOURAS / ΚΤΗΜΑ ΣΚΟΥΡΑ Ο.Α.Ε. and then do a tasting at Domaine Bairaktaris.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mycenae trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Corinth to Mycenae takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, Mycenae is a bit cooler than Corinth - with highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Mycenae

Wineries

Side Trips

DOMAINE SKOURAS / ΚΤΗΜΑ ΣΚΟΥΡΑ Ο.Α.Ε., Domaine Bairaktaris
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Domaine Bairaktaris ©
Domaine Bairaktaris

1
night
Olympia

Olympia
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.
To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip planner .

Getting from Mycenae to Olympia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mycenae in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Olympia, with lows around 15°C. You will leave for Sparta on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Olympia

Tours Transportation Outdoors
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Sparta

Sparta
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Amyklaion and Sanctuary of Apollo, view the masterpieces at Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta, then delve into the distant past at Archeologikos Xoros Sparti, and finally steep yourself in history at Archaeological site Keadas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sparta travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Sparta in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sparta can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Amyklaion and Sanctuary of Apollo, Archaeological site Keadas
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hours
Nafplio

Nafplio
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nafplio attractions planning tool .

Getting from Sparta to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sparta in May, Nafplio is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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night
Athens

Athens ©
On the 13th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Aristotle's Lyceum.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in May, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites
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Aristotle's Lyceum ©
Aristotle's Lyceum

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