13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip planner

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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Apollonii, Lefkada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Parga
— 1 night
Drive
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Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Grevena
— 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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Athens online sightseeing planner.

Larnaca, Cyprus to Athens is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. July in Athens sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Apollonii.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Apollonii, Lefkada

— 3 nights
Apollonioi is a former municipality on the island of Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece. Explore Apollonii's surroundings by going to Agios Nikitas (Milos Beach & Kathisma Beach), Nydri Waterfalls (in Nidri) and Avali Beach (in Kalamitsi). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Lefkas Diving Centre, kick back and relax at Egremni Beach, stroll through Ammoussa Beach, and examine the collection at Fabbrica Olive Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Apollonii tour planner.

Getting from Athens to Apollonii by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Athens in July, Apollonii is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Parga.

Things to do in Apollonii

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Parga

— 1 night
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron, step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Parga, and then learn about winemaking at Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Parga trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Apollonii to Parga takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Parga can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Parga

Nature · Wineries · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Ioannina

— 2 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): hit the slopes at Alpine Zone. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Vikos – Aoos National Park.

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

Traveling by car from Parga to Ioannina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Ioannina sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Adventure
Highlights from your 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ioannina to Kalambaka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ioannina in July, Kalambaka is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Grevena.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums

Grevena

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): hit the slopes at National Snow Center Vasilitsas and then explore the stunning scenery at Portitsa Gorge.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grevena road trip website.

Drive from Kalambaka to Grevena in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Grevena are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Grevena

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, and finally steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Grevena to Thessaloniki takes 2 hours. Traveling from Grevena in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Thessaloniki. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites

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.

Lefkada travel guide

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Beaches · Waterfalls · Parasailing & Paragliding
Connected to mainland Greece by a long causeway and floating bridge, Lefkada represents more than just an island paradise of modern seaside resorts and pristine Ionian beaches. Though it measures only 35 km (22 mi) from north to south, the island offers a mosaic of landscapes that include excellent mountain biking spots. Evade the big crowds of the southern coastline's popular beaches and soak up some local culture by visiting the small villages along Lefkada's eastern side, where you can explore traditional taverns known for serving local dishes to the tune of traditional live music.

Ioannina Region travel guide

4.5
Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums · Ski Areas