11 days in Central Greece Itinerary

11 days in Central Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Greece attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Athens, Bus to Delphi
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Delphi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Karpenisi
— 1 night
Drive
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Thermopylae
— 1 night
Drive
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Khalkis, Euboea Region
— 4 nights
Drive

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Delphi: Hani of Gravia (in Gravia), Kryas Livadeia Springs (in Livadia) and Hosios Loukas (in Distomo). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Delphi, stroll around Recreational Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, and contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Delphi trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Delphi is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Beirut in May, with highs in Delphi at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Karpenisi.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Karpenisi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): experience rural life at Fresko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Proussos Monastery, and then find something for the whole family at Saloon Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Karpenisi online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Karpenisi in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Thermopylae.

Things to do in Karpenisi

Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Thermopylae

— 1 night
On the 30th (Sun), examine the collection at Thermopylae Museum, take in the history at Battlefield of Thermopylae, and then pause for some photo ops at Leonidas Monument.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Thermopylae online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Karpenisi to Thermopylae in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Thermopylae are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Khalkis.

Things to do in Thermopylae

Museums · Historic Sites

Khalkis, Euboea Region

— 4 nights
Chalcis or Chalkida is the chief town of the island of Euboea in Greece, situated on the Euripus Strait at its narrowest point. Venture out of the city with trips to Archaeological Museum of Thebes (in Thiva), Agia Kyriaki Church (in Steni Dirfyos) and Eretria (Archeologikos Choros Eretria & Archaeological Museum of Eretria). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at Evia Adventure Tours, explore the historical opulence of Karababa Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Paraskevi, and learn about winemaking at Avantis Estate Winery.

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Getting from Thermopylae to Khalkis by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Khalkis are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Khalkis

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Central Greece travel guide

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Ruins · History Museums · Churches
Central Greece became a major travel destination thousands of years ago, known around the ancient world as the home of the famous oracle of Apollo. Today, the small town of Delphi and its eponymous archaeological site top the itinerary of most visitors to Central Greece. Sightseers visit this site by the thousands to admire the mastery of ancient Greek builders, who constructed a vast complex of buildings to mark what they thought of as the center of the universe. The rest of the region remains a less-trodden land of pristine mountains, rivers, forests, ravines, and caves. Central Greece also contains a long coastline and boasts some of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean.