19 days in Greece Itinerary

19 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece travel planner

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Athens
— 1 night
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
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Mystras
— 1 night
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Monemvasia
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Elafonisos
— 2 nights
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Areopoli
— 2 nights
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Pylos
— 2 nights
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Olympia
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Patras
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Apollonii
— 5 nights
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
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Delphi
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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.
To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip builder app.

Paris, France to Athens is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Paris to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Athens at 39°C and lows at 29°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

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.
On the 15th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Karathona Beach and then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Lion Gate, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, and then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip maker.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nafplio, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mystras.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side 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 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Mystras and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological site of Mystra.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mystras tour planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Mystras in 2 hours. Traveling from Nafplio in August, Mystras is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Mystras

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monemvasia

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 18th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos).

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monemvasia trip planning app.

Getting from Mystras to Monemvasia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites

Elafonisos

— 2 nights
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Elafonisos is known for beaches and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Simos Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Lefki Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Elafonisos travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Elafonisos in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Areopoli.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Areopoli

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): Head underground at Caves of Diros, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prophet Elias, and then stroll through Skoutari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): step aboard Shipwreck Dimitrios and then stroll through Mavrovouni Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Areopoli road trip site.

You can drive from Elafonisos to Areopoli in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Areopoli can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pylos.

Things to do in Areopoli

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pylos

— 2 nights
Pylos, historically also known under its Italian name Navarino, is a town and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. On the 23rd (Mon), kick back and relax at Romanos Beach, kick back and relax at Voidokilia Beach, and then Head underground at Nestor's Cave.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pylos road trip tool.

You can drive from Areopoli to Pylos in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Pylos are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Pylos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Olympia

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.
To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip planner.

You can drive from Pylos to Olympia in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will leave for Patras on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Olympia

Tours · Transportation · Outdoors · Parks

Patras

Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Patras online tour planner.

Drive from Olympia to Patras in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Patras can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will leave for Apollonii on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Parks

Apollonii

— 5 nights
Apollonioi is a former municipality on the island of Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece. Change things up with these side-trips from Apollonii: Agios Nikitas (Milos Beach & Kathisma Beach) and Nidri (Nydri Waterfalls & Boat Tours & Water Sports). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Gialos Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Egremni Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Apollonii trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Patras to Apollonii by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Apollonii can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Apollonii

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron and then contemplate the long history of Roussanou Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), don't miss a visit to Meteora, and then admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka travel planning site.

Getting from Apollonii to Kalambaka by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Apollonii in August since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks

Delphi

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 31st (Tue): delve into the distant past at Delphi and then experience rural life at MoKa Honey.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Delphi online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens tour planning website.

You can drive from Delphi to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Delphi in August, with lows around 29°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

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.

Peloponnese travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Castles · Ruins
Scenic landscapes and a high concentration of ancient sites make the Peloponnese one of the most desirable sightseeing destinations in Greece. Separated from the Greek mainland by a narrow gulf, the region contains well-preserved archaeological reminders of the country's eventful history. The Peloponnese also boasts impeccable beaches, local cuisine, and a slew of tiny mountain villages. This region remains relatively uncrowded and lets you discover a quieter and greener corner of Greece, one ruled by traditional hospitality and the simple pleasures of life.

Lefkada travel guide

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Beaches · Waterfalls · Parasailing & Paragliding
Connected to mainland Greece by a long causeway and floating bridge, Lefkada represents more than just an island paradise of modern seaside resorts and pristine Ionian beaches. Though it measures only 35 km (22 mi) from north to south, the island offers a mosaic of landscapes that include excellent mountain biking spots. Evade the big crowds of the southern coastline's popular beaches and soak up some local culture by visiting the small villages along Lefkada's eastern side, where you can explore traditional taverns known for serving local dishes to the tune of traditional live music.