13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, visit Monastiraki, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Athens is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Athens, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
On the 5th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Panaghia, then stop by T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Ayios Georgios, and then see the interesting displays at Komboloi Museum.

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You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in January: high temperatures in Nafplio hover around 11°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kardamili.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Kardamili

— 1 night
On the 7th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Sophia, then step into the grandiose world of Mourtzinos Castle, then get outside with Vyros Gorge, and finally stop by The Bead Shop Kardamyli.

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You can drive from Nafplio to Kardamili in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nafplio in January; daily highs in Kardamili reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Kardamili

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

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.
On the 8th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, and then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

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You can drive from Kardamili to Delphi in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Kardamili in January, you will find days in Delphi are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Kalambaka

— 2 nights
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 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then examine the collection at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Stone Bridge Gate, make a trip to Matsopoulou Mill, then take in the views from Lithaios Central Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Old City of Trikala.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kalambaka visit planner.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in January, expect Kalambaka to be a bit cooler, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Thessaloniki

— 2 nights

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 11th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then browse the exhibits of Seikilo, then contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, and finally delve into the distant past at The Greek Agora and Roman Forum.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki holiday planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in January, with highs in Thessaloniki at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.