18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 3 nights
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
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Monemvasia
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympia
— 1 night
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Delphi
— 2 nights
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
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Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Let the collections at Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. There's much more to do: take a stroll around Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Sofokli Art Gallery, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and ponder the world of politics at Hellenic Parliament.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Athens online trip itinerary maker.

Mexico City, Mexico to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Athens is 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mexico City in December: highs in Athens hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.
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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.
On the 26th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, and then look for gifts at T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Archea Korinthos and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae.

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You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in December: high temperatures in Nafplio hover around 13°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monemvasia.
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Monemvasia — 1 night

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 28th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, then step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress, and then look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store.

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Drive from Nafplio to Monemvasia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Olympia.
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Olympia — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, explore the galleries of Smili Art Workshop, and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Olympia visit planner.

Getting from Monemvasia to Olympia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Delphi.
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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 30th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Treasury of the Athenians. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then delve into the distant past at The Tholos of Delphi, and then relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Delphi route planner.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in December, expect nights in Delphi to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.
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Kalambaka — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varlaam Monastery, then examine the collection at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, and then look for gifts at Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi).

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Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, Kalambaka is slightly colder than Delphi - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at ILIDANOS, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), and then see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, then view the masterpieces at Seikilo, and finally stop by Ladadika District.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, Thessaloniki is somewhat warmer than Kalambaka - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Corfu — 3 nights

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 5th (Thu), browse the fresh offerings at Corfu Market, view the masterpieces at Corfu Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Spiridon, then stop by Lazaris Distillery & Artisan Sweets, and finally make a trip to Bell tower of Annunziata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then get to know the fascinating history of The Liston, and then see the interesting displays at Music Museum .

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town online vacation builder.

Fly from Thessaloniki to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January, Corfu Town is a bit warmer than Thessaloniki - with highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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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