31 days in Greece Itinerary

31 days in Greece Itinerary

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Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
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Metsovo
— 1 night
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
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Delphi
— 4 nights
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Olympia
— 3 nights
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Dimitsana
— 2 nights
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Kardamili
— 1 night
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
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Nafplio
— 4 nights
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Athens
— 5 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Thessaloniki — 3 nights

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cave of Alistrati (in Alistrati) and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, and see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

Discover how to plan a Thessaloniki trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Minneapolis, USA to Thessaloniki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Minneapolis in December, plan for much warmer days in Thessaloniki, with highs around 53°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Metsovo.
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Metsovo — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Averoff Gallery of Modern Art, then take an in-depth tour of Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, and then learn about winemaking at Katogi Averoff Winery.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Metsovo online journey planner.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Metsovo in 3 hours. Traveling from Thessaloniki in December, Metsovo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive 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.
On the 7th (Tue), snap pictures at Lithaios Central Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Matsopoulou Mill, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Metsovo to Kalambaka takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Metsovo in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Kalambaka, with highs around 47°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Delphi.
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Delphi — 4 nights

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Delphi is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see where the action happens at Delphi, take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus, explore the ancient world of The Tholos of Delphi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Delphi day trip planning site.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in December, with highs in Delphi at 55°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Olympia.
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Olympia — 3 nights

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.
Olympia is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Olympia trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Olympia are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dimitsana.
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Dimitsana — 2 nights

Dimitsana is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. On the 16th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Offshore Hydropower Museum and then head outdoors with Lousios Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Kapsia Cave and then examine the collection at Kolokotroni House.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dimitsana trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Dimitsana takes 2 hours. Traveling from Olympia in December, expect Dimitsana to be little chillier, temps between 53°F and 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kardamili.
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Kardamili — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Mourtzinos Castle, get outside with Vyros Gorge, and then stop by The Bead Shop Kardamyli.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kardamili road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Dimitsana to Kardamili takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dimitsana in December; daily highs in Kardamili reach 62°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monemvasia.
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Monemvasia — 2 nights

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, then look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and then delve into the distant past at Monemvasia Fortress. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, and then make a trip to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Monemvasia online journey planner.

You can drive from Kardamili to Monemvasia in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nafplio.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Archea Korinthos (in Corinth) and Corinth Canal (in Isthmia). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, and browse the exhibits of Karonis Distillery.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nafplio travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Nafplio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Athens.
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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: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Athens online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 59°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Heraklion.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, step into the grandiose world of Castello del Molo (Koules), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Heraklion trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In December in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 31st (Fri), 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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