10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece vacation planner

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Fly
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kardamili
— 1 night
Drive to Kalamata Airport, Fly to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport
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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, stop by Plaka, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, you will find days in Athens are colder (15°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Nafplio

— 1 night
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 28th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and finally explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

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Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in January; daily highs in Nafplio reach 11°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kardamili.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Kardamili

— 1 night
On the 29th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Sophia, step into the grandiose world of Mourtzinos Castle, then head outdoors with Vyros Gorge, and finally stop by The Bead Shop Kardamyli.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kardamili trip planner.

Drive from Nafplio to Kardamili in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nafplio in January, with highs in Kardamili at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kardamili

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Thessaloniki

— 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, then steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, then steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kardamili to Thessaloniki. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kardamili in January: high temperatures in Thessaloniki hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums

Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
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 31st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and finally learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Thessaloniki in January: high temperatures in Heraklion hover around 17°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.