14 days in Greece Itinerary

14 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece tour itinerary planner

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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monemvasia
— 1 night
Drive
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Kardamili
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympia
— 1 night
Drive
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Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 3 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 Monastiraki, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Athens planning tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in December: high temperatures in Athens hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Nafplio

— 2 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Karonis Distillery, stop by T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko, and then don't miss a visit to Syntagma Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, and then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Athens in December, expect Nafplio to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Monemvasia

— 1 night
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, then stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and then explore the ancient world of Monemvasia Fortress.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Monemvasia trip maker app.

You can drive from Nafplio to Monemvasia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kardamili.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Kardamili

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Mourtzinos Castle, then head outdoors with Vyros Gorge, and then look for gifts at The Bead Shop Kardamyli.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kardamili trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Kardamili in 2.5 hours. In December in Kardamili, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Kardamili

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Olympia

— 1 night
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. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, then learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, and then pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Olympia trip planning website.

Drive from Kardamili to Olympia in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Olympia are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Wineries

Delphi

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Delphi, get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and then relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi and then take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Delphi travel route planner.

Drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Olympia in December, plan for slightly colder days in Delphi, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

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Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in December, things will get slightly colder in Kalambaka: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
On the 25th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in December, expect nights in Thessaloniki to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.