15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Gytheio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Fira
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Zagreb


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1
night
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 15th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, and finally steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki tour planner.

Zagreb, Croatia to Thessaloniki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zagreb to Thessaloniki. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in September; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©

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.
On the 16th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kalambaka vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Thessaloniki in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kalambaka, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

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.
On the 17th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Delphi road trip planning site .

Drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Delphi when traveling from Kalambaka in September, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Kalo Nero Beach, then relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Olympia tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Delphi to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Olympia, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gytheio.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kalo Nero Beach
Highlights from your plan
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Kalo Nero Beach ©
Kalo Nero Beach

3
nights
Gytheio

Gytheio ©
Visit Alypa Beach and Agios Nikolaos Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mystras and Archaeological site of Mystra. Change things up with these side-trips from Gytheio: Statue of Constantine Paleologos (in Mystras), Skoutari Beach (in Skoutari) and Akrotiri Tenaro Lighthouse (in Porto Kagio).

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Gytheio holiday tool .

You can drive from Olympia to Gytheio in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gytheio can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Gytheio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mystras, Agios Nikolaos Beach, Alypa Beach, Skoutari Beach, Mystras
Highlights from your plan
Skoutari Beach ©
Skoutari Beach
Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra

2
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and then steep yourself in history at Lion Gate. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, snap pictures at Arkadiko Bridge, and then contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nafplio itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Gytheio to Nafplio takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Gytheio in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Nafplio, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a stroll through Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in September, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 27th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldera Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fira holiday maker .

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. September in Fira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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