13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kalambaka
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  6​h 45​min
3
Milos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Kimolos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Sifnos
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Athens

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Ancient Agora of Athens, take a stroll through Anafiotika, then explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena Nike, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Athens trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. July in Athens sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Milos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Donkey's Land
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Temple of Athena Nike
Temple of Athena Nike
Anafiotika ©
Anafiotika

3
nights
Kalambaka

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.
You've now added Meteora to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porta Panagia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koursoum Mosque, don't miss a visit to Meteora, then see the interesting displays at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hellenic Culture Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kalambaka itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Athens to Kalambaka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kalambaka when traveling from Athens in July, with lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Milos on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Trikala, Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo, Portitsa Gorge, Porta Panagia
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3
nights
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Agia Kiriaki Beach and Mandrakia Beach. Get some historical perspective at Ancient Roman Theatre - Milos and Venetian Castle of Milos. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalogries Beach, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological museum of Milos, view the masterpieces at Faskomilo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alogomandra Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Milos online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Milos in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kalambaka in July since evenings lows in Milos dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kimolos.

Things to do in Milos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Alogomandra Beach ©
Alogomandra Beach
Archaeological museum of Milos ©
Archaeological museum of Milos
Venetian Castle of Milos ©
Venetian Castle of Milos

2
nights
Kimolos

Kimolos ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Skiadi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kimolos holiday planner .

You can drive from Milos to Kimolos in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kimolos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sifnos.

Things to do in Kimolos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Skiadi ©
Skiadi
Arzantiera ©
Arzantiera

3
nights
Sifnos

Sifnos ©
Sifnos is an island municipality in the Cyclades island group in Greece. Get in touch with nature at Ganema Beach and Poulati. Explore hidden gems such as Fikiada Beach and Profiti Ilias Monastery. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamares Beach, look for gifts at Julie Tzanni Ceramic Art and Jewelry, enjoy the sand and surf at Fasolou Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Peristeriona.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sifnos day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kimolos to Sifnos in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sifnos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sifnos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ganema Beach
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Peristeriona ©
Peristeriona

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