15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip planner

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Athens
— 4 nights
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
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Monemvasia
— 1 night
Drive
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Kardamili
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympia
— 1 night
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Delphi
— 2 nights
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Thessaloniki
— 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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait to Athens is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Kuwait City in December, plan for slightly colder days in Athens, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Karonis Distillery, and then look for gifts at T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, and then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Nafplio trip planner.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in December, expect Nafplio to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trip

Monemvasia

— 1 night
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, then stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and then step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monemvasia travel planning site.

Drive from Nafplio to Monemvasia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kardamili.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Kardamili

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Mourtzinos Castle, then get outside with Vyros Gorge, and then stop by The Bead Shop Kardamyli.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kardamili trip planner.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Kardamili in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kardamili can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Kardamili

Historic Sites · Outdoors · 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 31st (Fri): experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, then do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, and then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Olympia trip planning website.

You can drive from Kardamili to Olympia in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Olympia are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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 1st (Sat), delve into the distant past at Delphi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi, relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey, and then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Delphi online vacation planner.

Drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in December, expect nights in Delphi to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kalambaka itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Delphi in January; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough 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 4th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki itinerary app.

Drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kalambaka in January; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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.