29 days in Greece Itinerary

29 days in Greece Itinerary

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Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
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Xanthi
— 1 night
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Ioannina
— 3 nights
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Kalambaka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 2 nights
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 4 nights
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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 1 night
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
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— 5 nights
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) and Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ladadika District and Seikilo. Step out of Thessaloniki to go to Edessa and see Edessa Waterfalls, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, and enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Thessaloniki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Thessaloniki. While traveling from Vancouver, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Thessaloniki, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Xanthi.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Xanthi

— 1 night
Xanthi is a city in Thrace, northeastern Greece. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the galleries of Municipal Art Gallery of Xanthi, view the masterpieces at The House of Shadow, then explore the galleries of Balkan Art Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Old Town of Xanthi.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Xanthi holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Xanthi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Ioannina.

Things to do in Xanthi

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip

Ioannina

— 3 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Vrellis Greek History Museum and Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Ioannina Castle and Iera Moni Agiou Nikolaou Filanthropinon are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Papigko (Papingo Rock Pools & Papigo Adrenaline) and Katogi Averoff Winery (in Metsovo). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Ioannina Ch.Nikolaou, explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, and see the interesting displays at Silversmithing Museum.

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Drive from Xanthi to Ioannina in 5 hours. Traveling from Xanthi in December, expect Ioannina to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalambaka

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Meteora and Truffle Hunting. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monastery of the Great Meteoron and Old City of Trikala. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos, contemplate the long history of Roussanou Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Hellenic Culture Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery.

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You can drive from Ioannina to Kalambaka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, Kalambaka is slightly colder than Ioannina - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Delphi, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Delphi attractions planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in December, with highs in Delphi at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, then get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, and then get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then stop by TASTE3, then contemplate the long history of Lion Gate, and finally delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nafplio online vacation planner.

Getting from Delphi to Nafplio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Delphi in December, Nafplio is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre and Temple of Poseidon. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Lavrio to see Planet Blue Diving Center about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Plaka, visit Monastiraki, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip builder.

Drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in December, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Naxos

— 1 night
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Prokopios Beach, explore the ancient world of Naos tou Apollona - Portara, then visit Old Town, and finally take a stroll through Kastro.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Naxos Town online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Naxos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
We've included these beaches for you: Perivolos and Red Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Spas. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Vlychada Beach, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, awaken your taste buds at Santorini Tours, and get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Chania Town, Crete

— 5 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.
Do your shopping at Kerameion Georgios Dalamvelas and Folklore Museum of Chania. Visit Agii Apostoli Beach and Seitan Limania Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Reptisland (in Melidoni), St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis) and Olive Wood Traditional Workshop (in Adele). see Off-Road Tours. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chania Town holiday planner.

Getting from Fira to Chania Town by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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.