9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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Corinth
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Mycenae
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
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Sparta
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Kalamata
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Pylos
— 2 nights
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Olympia
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Patras
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Kalambaka
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Corinth

History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
On the 3rd (Sun), stop by Roxana Souvenir.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Corinth trip itinerary maker tool.

Athens to Corinth is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Corinth can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Mycenae.
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Mycenae

On the 3rd (Sun), do a tasting at Ktima Bairaktaris and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mycenae trip planner.

Drive from Corinth to Mycenae in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Corinth in July, expect Mycenae to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.
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Nafplio — 2 nights

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade and then see where the action happens at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Nafplio trip app.

Nafplio is just a stone's throw from Mycenae. In July, daily temperatures in Nafplio can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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 5th (Tue): make a trip to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira and then look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Monemvasia Fortress and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Monemvasia online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Monemvasia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Sparta.
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Sparta

Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Leonidas Monument.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sparta trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Monemvasia to Sparta in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kalamata.
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Kalamata

Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. On the 7th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Antigua Mesenia.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kalamata travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sparta to Kalamata takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kalamata can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Pylos.
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Pylos — 2 nights

Pylos, historically also known under its Italian name Navarino, is a town and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): Head underground at Nestor's Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Voidokilia Beach, and then step into the grandiose world of Niokastro: Pylos Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pylos online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kalamata to Pylos takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.
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Olympia

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.
To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympia road trip tool.

Drive from Pylos to Olympia in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Olympia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Patras.
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Patras

Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Patras trip planning site.

You can drive from Olympia to Patras in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then don't miss a visit to Meteora.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka visit planning website.

You can drive from Patras to Kalambaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Patras in July since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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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