28 days in Thessaloniki, Athens & Peloponnese Itinerary

28 days in Thessaloniki, Athens & Peloponnese Itinerary

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Thessaloniki
— 6 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 7 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 7 nights
Drive
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Dimitsana
— 1 night
Drive
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Monemvasia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kardamili
— 3 nights
Drive to Kalamata Airport, Fly to Paris

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Thessaloniki — 6 nights

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thessaloniki: Roupel Bunker (in Serres), Panagia Dovra Church (in Veroia) and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, and contemplate the long history of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki planner.

Paris, France to Thessaloniki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Thessaloniki hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
Side Trips

Athens — 7 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Ancient Theater of Thorikos (in Thoricus) and Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary app.

Fly from Thessaloniki to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in May, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nafplio.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trips

Nafplio — 7 nights

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Corinth (Akrokorinthos & Archea Korinthos) and Ktima Bairaktari (in Nemea). On the 15th (Sun), spend a day of historical exploration at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Ayios Georgios, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio day trip site.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Athens in May, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dimitsana.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours
Side Trips

Dimitsana — 1 night

Dimitsana is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Monastery of the Philosopher and then examine the collection at Offshore Hydropower Museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dimitsana trip planner.

Getting from Nafplio to Dimitsana by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Monemvasia.
Historic Sites · Museums

Monemvasia — 3 nights

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Monemvasia is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Monemvasia Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, learn about winemaking at Monemvasia Winery Tsimbidi, and steep yourself in history at Liotrivi Monemvasia - Historical Mansion.

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Traveling by car from Dimitsana to Monemvasia takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Kardamili.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wineries
Side Trips

Kardamili — 3 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kardamili: Archaeological site of Mystra (in Mystras), Mystras (in Sparta) and Lera Moni Panagia Soumela (in Kastania).

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kardamili road trip app.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Kardamili in 2.5 hours. May in Kardamili sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips

Peloponnese travel guide

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Beaches · Castles · Ruins
Scenic landscapes and a high concentration of ancient sites make the Peloponnese one of the most desirable sightseeing destinations in Greece. Separated from the Greek mainland by a narrow gulf, the region contains well-preserved archaeological reminders of the country's eventful history. The Peloponnese also boasts impeccable beaches, local cuisine, and a slew of tiny mountain villages. This region remains relatively uncrowded and lets you discover a quieter and greener corner of Greece, one ruled by traditional hospitality and the simple pleasures of life.