23 days in Greece Itinerary

23 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece tour itinerary planner
Make it your trip
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mystras
— 1 night
Drive
4
Delphi
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Zagora
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Fira
— 4 nights
Ferry
8
Naxos Town
— 2 nights
Ferry
9
Paros
— 2 nights

S M T W T F S
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27

Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Athens trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Morocco, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Nafplio.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Nafplio — 1 night

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, then stop by Socrates Sandals, and finally delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation and then contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nafplio online holiday planner.

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mystras.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trips

Mystras — 1 night

Mystras or Mistras, also known as Myzithras in the Chronicle of the Morea, is a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. On the 5th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Mystras and then get to know the fascinating history of Archaeological site of Mystra.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mystras trip planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Mystras in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in August since evenings lows in Mystras dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Delphi.
more
Historic Sites
Side Trip

Delphi — 3 nights

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Go for a jaunt from Delphi to Distomo to see Hosios Loukas about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Delphi, experience rural life at MoKa Honey, explore the ancient world of Treasury of the Athenians, and steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Delphi itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Mystras to Delphi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Delphi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zagora.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Zagora — 4 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Damouchari Beach (in Agios Ioannis) and Mouresi (Fakistra Beach, Mylopotamos Beach, &more).

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagora trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Zagora takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Zagora sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Thessaloniki.
more
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

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 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally wander the streets of Ladadika District.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Zagora to Thessaloniki in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Thessaloniki, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly to Fira.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Fira — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, stop by Lapis jewellery, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and kick back and relax at Kamari Beach.

Plan my day in Fira using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fira when traveling from Thessaloniki in August, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Naxos Town.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches
Side Trips

Naxos Town — 2 nights

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 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Archeological Museum, delve into the distant past at The Temple of Apollo – Portara, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally take a stroll through Kastro. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Naxia Gi, then take in the exciting artwork at Fish & Olive, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Prokopios Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Naxos Town online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Fira to Naxos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daytime highs in Naxos Town are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Paros.
more
Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips

Paros — 2 nights

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 20th (Sat): stop by Artisun, take in the waterfront activity at Old Port of Naoussa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, and finally step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., steep yourself in history at Lefkes, and then stroll through Kolymbithres Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paros tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Naxos Town to Paros takes an hour. In August in Paros, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night.
more
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.
more

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
more