22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Drive
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Metsovo
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 5 nights
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Hydra
— 3 nights
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Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dimitsana
— 1 night
Drive
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Kardamili
— 1 night
Drive to Kalamata Airport, Fly to Frankfurt

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Corfu Town, Corfu — 1 night

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 10th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery Panagia of Tenedos, then explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, and then don't miss a visit to Spianada Square. On your second day here, look for gifts at Mezzo Mezzo, then admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Spiridon, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corfu.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town road trip planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Corfu Town is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in January: high temperatures in Corfu Town hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Metsovo.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Metsovo — 1 night

On the 12th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Averoff Gallery of Modern Art, take an in-depth tour of Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, and then do a tasting at Katogi Averoff Winery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Metsovo trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Corfu Town to Metsovo takes 3 hours. Traveling from Corfu Town in January, expect Metsovo to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.
Museums · Wineries

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 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kalambaka trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Metsovo to Kalambaka in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Metsovo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kalambaka, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Thessaloniki.
Historic Sites · Museums

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 14th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, then steep yourself in history at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in January, things will get a bit warmer in Thessaloniki: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Heraklion.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Heraklion, Crete — 2 nights

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 16th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Castello del Molo (Koules), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): meet the residents at CRETAquarium, then admire the masterpieces at Kazantzakis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Thessaloniki in January; daily highs in Heraklion reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Athens.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Side Trips

Athens — 5 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, and pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens road trip planner.

You can fly from Heraklion to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In January in Athens, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hydra.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Hydra — 3 nights

Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Hydra is known for beaches, museums, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Harriets Hydra Horses, look for gifts at Marialena Maramenou, indulge in some personalized pampering at Armonia Wellness Center, and take an in-depth tour of Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum).

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hydra trip itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Athens to Hydra with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Hydra are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Nafplio.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Nafplio — 4 nights

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Nafplio is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, explore the world behind art at Nafplio National Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Bourtzi.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Hydra to Nafplio with the Route module. In January, Nafplio is little chillier than Hydra - with highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dimitsana.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas

Dimitsana — 1 night

Dimitsana is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Offshore Hydropower Museum and then get outside with Lousios Gorge.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dimitsana trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Dimitsana takes 2 hours. January in Dimitsana sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kardamili.
Museums · Outdoors

Kardamili — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): look for gifts at The Bead Shop Kardamyli and then head outdoors with Vyros Gorge.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kardamili trip planner.

You can drive from Dimitsana to Kardamili in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Dimitsana in January, things will get a bit warmer in Kardamili: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Shopping
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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.