13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  10 h
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Delphi
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
3
Kalambaka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Newark

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 1st (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): wander the streets of Plaka, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary maker tool .

Newark, USA to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in October, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 75°F and 60°F. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

1
day
Delphi

Delphi ©
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 4th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and then delve into the distant past at Delphi.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Delphi trip itinerary app .

Getting from Athens to Delphi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Delphi, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou
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Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi ©
Delphi

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.
Get some cultural insight at Meteora and Monastery of the Great Meteoron. Popular historic sites such as Agios Stefanos and Varlaam Monastery are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalambaka: Porta Panagia (in Pyli) and Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo (in Metsovo). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Roussanou Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Hellenic Culture Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, and examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kalambaka tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Delphi to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in October, expect Kalambaka to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo, Porta Panagia
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Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Meteora ©
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

2
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
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 8th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Zeitenlik, step into the grandiose world of Heptapyrgion, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thessaloniki travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Thessaloniki sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zeitenlik
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Zeitenlik ©
Zeitenlik
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Artemis Karamolegos Winery. Get some cultural insight at Akrotiri and Venetsanos Winery. Take a break from Fira with a short trip to SYMPOSION by La Ponta in Akrotiri, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Fira, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Fira trip planner .

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Fira in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in Fira. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Venetsanos Winery, Tomato Industrial Museum
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©

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