18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 1 night
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Delphi
— 2 nights
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3
Volos
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Mitikas
— 1 day
Drive
6
Pyrgos
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Kalamata
— 1 night
Drive
8
Mystras
— 1 night
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9
Dimitsana
— 1 night
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10
Nafplio
— 3 nights
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11
Ermioni
— 1 night
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Athens
— 1 night
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Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 24th (Fri), take a stroll through Monastiraki and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary builder site.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luxembourg City to Athens due to the time zone difference. In September, Athens is a bit warmer than Luxembourg City - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Delphi, get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and then experience rural life at MoKa Honey.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Delphi trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Delphi, with lows around 19°C. You will leave for Volos on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Volos

Volos is a coastal port city in Thessaly situated midway on the Greek mainland, about 330km north of Athens and 220km south of Thessaloniki. To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Volos visit planner.

Drive from Delphi to Volos in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Volos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Volos

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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.
Step out of Thessaloniki to go to Epanomi and see Ktima Gerovassiliou, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, and contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Volos to Thessaloniki takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mitikas.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Mitikas

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): do a tasting at Avantis Estate Winery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mitikas attractions tool.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Mitikas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Mitikas can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pyrgos.

Things to do in Mitikas

Wineries
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Pyrgos

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Sat), experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, then do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, and then pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archaeological Site of Olympia, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and then have fun and explore at Legends Of Greek Mythology.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pyrgos tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Mitikas to Pyrgos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Kalamata.

Things to do in Pyrgos

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Kalamata

— 1 night
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Aristomenous Square, explore the ancient world of Antigua Mesenia, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Agioi Apostoloi.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kalamata trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Pyrgos to Kalamata in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mystras.

Things to do in Kalamata

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Mystras

— 1 night
Mystras or Mistras, also known as Myzithras in the Chronicle of the Morea, is a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Archaeological site of Mystra and then contemplate the long history of Mystras.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mystras itinerary tool.

You can drive from Kalamata to Mystras in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mystras can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Dimitsana.

Things to do in Mystras

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dimitsana

— 1 night
Dimitsana is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): hike along The Menalon Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lousios River.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dimitsana online attractions planner.

Getting from Mystras to Dimitsana by car takes about 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mystras in October: high temperatures in Dimitsana hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Dimitsana

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Nafplio

— 3 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: Archea Korinthos (in Corinth) and Corinth Canal (in Isthmia). On the 8th (Fri), spend a day of historical exploration at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and contemplate the long history of Lion Gate.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dimitsana to Nafplio in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ermioni.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Ermioni

— 1 night
Ermioni is a small port town and a former municipality in Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece on the Argolid Peninsula. Take the guesswork out of planning a Ermioni vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Nafplio to Ermioni in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in October since evenings lows in Ermioni dip to 18°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Athens.

Things to do in Ermioni

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

On the 11th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally stop by Kerannymi.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ermioni to Athens by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Greece travel guide

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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.