11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kalambaka
— 1 day
Drive
3
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Athens
— 1 night
Drive
5
Nafplio
— 1 day
Drive
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Athens
— 1 night
Fly
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Naxos Town
— 1 night
Ferry
8
Paros
— 1 day
Ferry
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Naxos
— 2 nights
Taxi to Naxos Is, Fly to Athens
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Athens
— 1 night
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Athens — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, and finally get engrossed in the history at Byzantine and Christian Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Athens road trip tool.

Chicago, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Athens is 8 hours. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 77°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Kalambaka.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Kalambaka — 1 day

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.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, examine the collection at Hellenic Culture Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ieros Naos Kimiseos tis Theotokou.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kalambaka tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Athens to Kalambaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in May: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 72°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Delphi.
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Delphi — 1 night

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 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Itea Beach and then relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Delphi itinerary 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. Traveling from Kalambaka in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 56°F in Delphi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Athens.
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Athens — 1 night

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Athens sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Athens takes 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 May, with lows around 64°F. On the 20th (Fri), you're off to Nafplio.
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Nafplio — 1 day

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 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Arvanitia beach, appreciate the history behind Lion of Bavaria, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

Plan trip to Nafplio with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in May since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Athens.
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Athens — 1 night

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Athens journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 64°F. You will leave for Naxos Town on the 21st (Sat).
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Naxos Town — 1 night

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
On the 21st (Sat), indulge your senses at Philema Food Tours, then stop by Apodo, and then take in the exciting artwork at Petalouda Art Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Naxos Town trip tool.

Getting from Athens to Naxos Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Naxos Town can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Paros.
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Paros — 1 day

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Aliki Yoga School, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aliki Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Piso Aliki Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paros tour itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Paros in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naxos.
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Naxos — 2 nights

Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the ancient world of Temple of Demeter, steep yourself in history at Venetian Museum, then examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Anna Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Mikri Vigla Beach, kick back and relax at Kastraki Beach, and then stop by Naxia Sweet Home.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Naxos trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Paros to Naxos in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Athens.
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Athens — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for gifts at Kerannymi.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Athens road trip app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Naxos to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Greece travel guide

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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.
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Naxos travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and advantageous winds, the island offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and other watersports. Most of the island's western coastline boasts one sandy beach splashed by blue waters rich in marine life--a big draw for amateur scuba divers. The mountainous interior provides a look at the quieter side of the island, featuring a patchwork of lush valleys, quaint villages, and ancient sites. For a change of pace and a bit of modern dining and shopping, visit Hora, the island's biggest city.
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