22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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

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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip builder site.

Brussels, Belgium to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In December, Athens is somewhat warmer than Brussels - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

4
nights
Nafplio

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: Dimitsana (Lousios Gorge & Offshore Hydropower Museum) and Corinth (Archaeological Museum of Corinth & Archea Korinthos). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, don't miss a visit to Akronafplia Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Ayios Georgios, and see the interesting displays at Komboloi Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nafplio online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in December: high temperatures in Nafplio hover around 13°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

2
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 16th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and then delve into the distant past at Monemvasia Fortress. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, and then don't miss a visit to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Monemvasia trip planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Monemvasia in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kardamili.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

1
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Kardamili

Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Sophia, then explore the historical opulence of Mourtzinos Castle, then head outdoors with Vyros Gorge, and finally stop by The Bead Shop Kardamyli.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kardamili trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Kardamili in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kardamili are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Kardamili

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

2
nights
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.
On the 19th (Sat), experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, then pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, examine the collection at Archimedes Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nemouta Waterfalls, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Euphoria Spa.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Olympia trip planner.

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 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

3
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Delphi

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Delphi is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Delphi, examine the collection at The Angelos and Eva Sikelianos Museum, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi, and take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Delphi trip planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Olympia in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Delphi: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Kalambaka

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 24th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and finally see the interesting displays at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Lithaios Central Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Matsopoulou Mill, and then snap pictures at Stone Bridge Gate.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kalambaka trip 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. Traveling from Delphi in December, things will get little chillier in Kalambaka: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

3
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Thessaloniki

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thessaloniki: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina) and Nikis Square (in Kozani). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kalambaka in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Thessaloniki, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.