13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Athens — 5 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, stroll through Mount Lycabettus, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens tour planner.

Chicago, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Athens is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in March, with highs in Athens at 63°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nafplio.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

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 (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, then get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and finally steep yourself in history at Bourtzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Socrates Sandals, explore the activities along Corinth Canal, and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Nafplio day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in March; daily highs in Nafplio reach 57°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Delphi.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the ancient world of The Tholos of Delphi, explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and then delve into the distant past at Treasury of the Athenians. Keep things going the next day: see where the action happens at Delphi, take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and then relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Delphi road trip planning tool.

Drive from Nafplio to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March in Delphi, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Kalambaka — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Delphi in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Kalambaka, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.
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Historic Sites

Thessaloniki — 2 nights

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Thessaloniki online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Museums · Spas · Historic Sites

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.
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