13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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

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 10th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then stop by Αkrokeramo, and finally see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary maker.

Lisbon, Portugal to Thessaloniki is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Thessaloniki. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in December; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 13°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kalambaka

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.
On the 12th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and finally examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kalambaka online day trip planner.

Drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Thessaloniki in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kalambaka: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Delphi

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Delphi, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at MoKa Honey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, then make a trip to O Tafos tou Lokrou, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Delphi online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in December, expect Delphi to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Olympia

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, then do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, then pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Euphoria Spa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Olympia trip app.

You can drive from Delphi to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kardamili.

Things to do in Olympia

Spas · Wineries

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Kardamili

On the 16th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Sophia, then step into the grandiose world of Mourtzinos Castle, then head outdoors with Vyros Gorge, and finally stop by The Bead Shop Kardamyli.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kardamili sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Kardamili takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kardamili can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Kardamili

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

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Nafplio

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Archea Korinthos and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, then look for gifts at T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip website.

Getting from Kardamili to Nafplio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kardamili in December, things will get little chillier in Nafplio: highs are around 13°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Athens

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: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nafplio in December: high temperatures in Athens hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.