14 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Knosos
Knosos, Crete
— 1 night
Drive to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Fly to Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
— 5 nights


Fira, Santorini — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, get impressive views of Santorini Volcano, see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

Portland, USA to Fira is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Portland to Fira. In December, Fira is somewhat warmer than Portland - with highs of 18°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Knosos.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Knosos, Crete — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Knosos trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fira to Knosos. In December, daily temperatures in Knosos can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ktima Gerovassiliou (in Epanomi) and Aelia Exclusive Spa Facilities (in Lagkadas). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, delve into the distant past at Rotunda, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and look for gifts at Hellofrom Thessaloniki.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Thessaloniki journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Knosos to Thessaloniki. In December, Thessaloniki is little chillier than Knosos - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Athens.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Spas
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Athens — 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Athens vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Thessaloniki in December; daily highs in Athens reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Greece travel guide

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.