11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Skiathos
— 1 night
Drive
2
Volos
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ioannina
— 1 night
Drive
5
Edessa
— 1 night
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly to Santorini Airport, Drive to Imerovigli
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Imerovigli
— 2 nights
Drive to Santorini Airport, Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
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Athens
— 2 nights
Fly

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Skiathos

— 1 night

Greek St. Maarten

Boasting some of Greece's finest beaches, Skiathos swells with vacationers from colder European countries at the height of the tourist season.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Megali Ammos Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tsougrias Beach, then kick back and relax at Bourtzi Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Three Hierarchs. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panagia Eikonistrias, then enjoy the sand and surf at Agistros Beach, then stroll through Hidden Beach, and finally stroll through Agia Eleni Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Skiathos trip planning website.

Ayia Napa, Cyprus to Skiathos is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Ayia Napa in August, expect nights in Skiathos to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Volos.

Things to do in Skiathos

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Volos

— 1 night
Volos is a coastal port city in Thessaly situated midway on the Greek mainland, about 330km north of Athens and 220km south of Thessaloniki. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Ampovos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Horefto Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Byzantine Museum of Makrinitsa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Volos journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Skiathos to Volos takes 3 hours. Traveling from Skiathos in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 23°C in Volos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Volos

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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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 (Fri): steep yourself in history at Agios Stefanos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery.

Plan trip to Kalambaka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Volos to Kalambaka in 2 hours. Traveling from Volos in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Kalambaka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites

Ioannina

— 1 night
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): Head underground at Perama Cave, then see the interesting displays at Silversmithing Museum, then see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ioannina trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Ioannina takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ioannina, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edessa.

Things to do in Ioannina

Nature · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edessa

— 1 night
Edessa, is a city in northern Greece and the capital of the Pella regional unit, in the Central Macedonia region of Greece. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Monastery of St. Ephrem the Syrian, then admire the striking features of Church of the Koimisis (14th cent.), and then admire the sheer force of Edessa Waterfalls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Edessa trip planner.

Drive from Ioannina to Edessa in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ioannina in August, things will get a bit cooler in Edessa: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Edessa

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Rotunda, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, then contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, then visit Ladadika District, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip maker website.

You can drive from Edessa to Thessaloniki in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Edessa in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Imerovigli.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Imerovigli

— 2 nights

Balcony to the Aegean

Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Perivolos, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then do a tasting at Santo Winery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, then explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, then see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and finally stroll through Red Beach.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Imerovigli travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Thessaloniki to Imerovigli. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Thessaloniki in August since evenings lows in Imerovigli dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Imerovigli

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena Nike. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Plaka, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Imerovigli to Athens with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.