12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece tour planner

Make it your trip
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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Egaleo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 1 night
Drive
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Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
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Athens

— 3 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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, stroll through Mount Lycabettus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Athens route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Egaleo.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Egaleo

— 2 nights
Aigaleo or Egaleo is a municipality in the western part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. You've now added House Of Riddles to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Agia Paraskevi Mazi Megara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): browse the different shops at River West, then test your problem-solving skills at House Of Riddles, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden Diomedes.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Egaleo trip planning app.

Egaleo is just a short distance from Athens. In March, daily temperatures in Egaleo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Egaleo

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Spyridonas, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Panaghia, get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and finally explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, and then stop by T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nafplio trip planner.

You can drive from Egaleo to Nafplio in 2 hours. Traveling from Egaleo in March, expect Nafplio to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · 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. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, then experience rural life 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 find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Olympia online route planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Olympia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nafplio in March; daily highs in Olympia reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car 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 (Fri): explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Delphi day trip site.

You can drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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 (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then don't miss a visit to Meteora, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kalambaka travel route planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Other options are to 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 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) 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 (Sun), steep yourself in history at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki travel route planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · 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.