11 days in Greece & Northern Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece & Northern Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Santorini Airport, Drive to Pyrgos
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Pyrgos, Santorini
— 1 day
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Drive to Santorini Airport, Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Drive to Kranidi
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Kranidi
— 1 day
+2
Drive to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Fly to Kefallinia Airport, Drive to Divarata
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Divarata, Kefalonia
— 1 day
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Drive to Kefallinia Airport, Fly to Aktion National Airport, Drive to Kalambaka
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Kalambaka
— 1 day
Drive
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Athens
— 5 nights
Fly

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Pyrgos, Santorini

— 1 day
Pyrgos provides one of the finest examples of Cycladic architecture in Greece, exemplified by the town's labyrinthine streets and whitewashed stone buildings.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Emporio, then stop by Sunbeam Handmade, and then view the masterpieces at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyrgos sightseeing planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Pyrgos is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for colder days in Pyrgos, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kranidi.

Things to do in Pyrgos

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kranidi

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Didyma Caves, explore the fascinating underground world of Franchthi Cave, and then examine the collection at Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kranidi vacation maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pyrgos to Kranidi. Traveling from Pyrgos in January, expect Kranidi to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 0°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Divarata.

Things to do in Kranidi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Divarata, Kefalonia

— 1 day
On the 17th (Fri), stroll through Fteri Beach, step into the grandiose world of Castle, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Myrtillo.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Divarata trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kranidi to Divarata. Traveling from Kranidi in January, expect Divarata to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Divarata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kalambaka

— 1 day
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 18th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then stop by Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka journey website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Divarata to Kalambaka. Traveling from Divarata in January, things will get slightly colder in Kalambaka: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Athens

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and Monastiraki. For shopping fun, head to Ermou Street or Orlik Gallery. Spend the 21st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: visit Plaka, take in the exciting artwork at Eleni Marneri Galerie, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ioannidou Art Gallery.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens online route builder.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, Athens is a bit warmer than Kalambaka - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.