9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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Drive to Kalamata Airport, Fly to Manchester


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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the ancient world of The Greek Agora and Roman Forum, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, then don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally head outdoors with Nea Paralia.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip planning website.

Manchester, UK to Thessaloniki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Thessaloniki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in February: high temperatures in Thessaloniki hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Athens.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Athens — 5 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: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Athens journey planner.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in February, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
On the 15th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Bourtzi, then look for gifts at TASTE3, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Karonis Distillery.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nafplio day trip site.

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in February: high temperatures in Nafplio hover around 14°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kardamili.
Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Kardamili — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stop by The Bead Shop Kardamyli and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vyros Gorge.

Before you visit Kardamili, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Kardamili takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nafplio in February; daily highs in Kardamili reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.
Shopping · Nature · Parks
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Greece travel guide

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.