23 days in Greece & Toronto Itinerary

23 days in Greece & Toronto Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
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Nafplio, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monemvasia, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kardamili, Greece
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympia, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delphi, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka, Greece
— 1 night
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
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Toronto, Canada
— 5 nights

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Athens, Greece

— 5 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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, visit Monastiraki, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary builder tool.

Toronto, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect nights in Athens to be a bit warmer, around 9°C, while days are much warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Nafplio, Greece

— 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 23rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then browse the exhibits of Karonis Distillery, and then stop by T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, then get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, and then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nafplio trip maker.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, Nafplio is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trip

Monemvasia, Greece

— 2 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 25th (Sat), 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. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, and then make a trip to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Monemvasia route maker.

Drive from Nafplio to Monemvasia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kardamili.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Kardamili, Greece

— 1 night
On the 27th (Mon), contemplate the long history of The House of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor, get outside with Vyros Gorge, and then stop by The Bead Shop Kardamyli.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kardamili trip planner.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Kardamili in 2.5 hours. December in Kardamili sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Kardamili

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Olympia, Greece

— 2 nights
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 28th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, and then pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Nemouta Waterfalls, experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Euphoria Spa.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Olympia visit planner.

You can drive from Kardamili to Olympia in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks · Spas · Museums · Nature

Delphi, Greece

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Delphi and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and then experience rural life at MoKa Honey.

Before you visit Delphi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kalambaka, Greece

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and then see the interesting displays at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka day trip planner.

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 a bit cooler in Kalambaka: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums

Thessaloniki, Greece

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery). On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with Seikilo.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in January: high temperatures in Thessaloniki hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Toronto.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toronto, Canada

— 5 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, engage your brain at Ontario Science Centre, and browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Toronto driving holiday tool.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Toronto in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Thessaloniki to Toronto, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Thessaloniki in January, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Toronto: temperatures range from -1°C by day to -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.