11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece vacation planner

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Athens
— 4 nights
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 1 night
Drive
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Delphi
— 1 night
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
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Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lycabettus, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

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New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 63°F and 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
On the 9th (Wed), gain insight at Church of Agios Spyridonas, look for gifts at TASTE3, then take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Karonis Distillery, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nafplio vacation planner.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, Nafplio is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 57°F and lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trip

Olympia

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Olympia online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Olympia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nafplio in March, with highs in Olympia at 63°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Wineries

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, explore the ancient world of Delphi, and then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Delphi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Delphi can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

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 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, don't miss a visit to Meteora, and then steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip planner.

Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in March, expect nights in Kalambaka to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites

Thessaloniki

— 1 night

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 14th (Mon), don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and then steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Thessaloniki day trip planner.

Drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Thessaloniki sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites

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.