13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Naupactus
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Nikiti
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Athens

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus are in your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Acropolis Museum and Mount Lycabettus. Change things up with a short trip to ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece in Glyfada (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Plaka and don't miss a visit to Erechtheion.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner .

If you are flying in from Qatar, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
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 6th (Mon): witness the site of a historic battle at Hani of Gravia and then explore the ancient world of Delphi. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Delphi tour planning tool .

Drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in April since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hani of Gravia
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Hani of Gravia ©
Hani of Gravia

1
night
Olympia

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.
To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Olympia day trip planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll set off for Naupactus on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Olympia

Tours Transportation Outdoors

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hours
Naupactus

Naupactus
On the 8th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at The Statue of Cervantes, then enjoy breathtaking views from Botsaris Tower, and then take in the history at Nafpaktos Old Port.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Naupactus trip planning tool .

You can drive from Olympia to Naupactus in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Naupactus can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Naupactus

Historic Sites Museums

1
night
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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Portitsa Gorge and Porta Panagia. Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo and Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, wander the streets of Old City of Trikala, don't miss a visit to Theopetra's Prehistoric Cave, and get engrossed in the history at Hellenic Culture Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kalambaka road trip website .

Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Delphi in April: highs in Kalambaka hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo, Portitsa Gorge

3
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 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip maker website .

Getting from Athens to Thessaloniki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Athens in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around 10°C. You'll set off for Nikiti on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums

Side Trip

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

4
nights
Nikiti

Kids will enjoy Kalogria Beach and Nikiti Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Bubble Adventures Halkidiki. Go for a jaunt from Nikiti to Kallithea to see Temple of Ammon Zeus about 54 minutes away.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nikiti trip planner .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Nikiti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Nikiti can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Nikiti

Outdoors Beaches Tours

Side Trips

Nikitis, Virginia Olive Oil & Olives, Bubble Adventures Halkidiki, Temple of Ammon Zeus
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koviou Beach ©
Koviou Beach
Spathies Beach ©
Spathies Beach

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