15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip planner

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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive
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Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ioannina
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry to Heraklion, Taxi to Chania Town
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Chania Town, Crete
— 3 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.
You've now added The Mall Athens to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Visit Acropolis of Athens and Church of Kapnikarea for their historical value. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, stroll through Mount Lycabettus, stop by Plaka, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Athens planning website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, Athens is slightly colder than Riyadh - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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 5th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, stop by TASTE3, then contemplate the long history of Lion Gate, and finally explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nafplio road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Nafplio is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Delphi

— 1 night
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 6th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at Delphi, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Delphi trip planner.

Getting from Nafplio to Delphi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daytime highs in Delphi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kalambaka

— 2 nights
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 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Meteora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varlaam Monastery, and finally examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos, and then get a dose of the wild on Truffle Hunting.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kalambaka holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Delphi in January: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 7°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Ioannina

— 2 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Silversmithing Museum, examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, look for gifts at Pagouri Est. In Ioannina, explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iera Moni Agiou Nikolaou Filanthropinon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Voidomatis River and then see Trekking Hellas.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ioannina trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Ioannina takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in January, with highs in Ioannina at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Ioannina

Adventure · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, stop by Sand Lily Boutique, then stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and finally get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Perivolos.

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Getting from Ioannina to Fira by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ioannina in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fira, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Chania Town, Crete

— 3 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stop by Alexia Handmade Jewelry, then see the interesting displays at MINOAN'S WORLD, then kick back and relax at Nea Chora Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Iguana Beach. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Sosorides Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalathas Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chania Town visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Chania Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Scenic Drive

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.