8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
4
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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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, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, take a stroll through Plaka, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Athens vacation planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairo in December; daily highs in Athens reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Delphi.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Delphi — 1 night

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 3rd (Tue), 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.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Delphi attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Delphi, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.
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Historic Sites · Museums

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 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Hellenic Culture Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kalambaka tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in January, expect Kalambaka to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Thessaloniki — 1 night

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 5th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kalambaka in January; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Heraklion.
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Spas · Museums

Heraklion, Crete — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Heraklion trip tool.

Fly from Thessaloniki to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in January, expect Heraklion to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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.
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