16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 1 night
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Mycenae
— 1 day
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Nafplio
— 1 night
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Epidavros
— Few hours
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Monemvasia
— 1 night
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Elafonisos
— Few hours
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Kardamili
— 1 night
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Gialova
— 1 day
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Stemnitsa
— 1 day
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Olympia
— 1 night
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Delphi
— 1 night
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Thessaloniki
— 6 nights
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Pyrgos
— 1 night

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Athens

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take a stroll through Plaka, then visit Anafiotika, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens holiday planning app.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. December in Athens sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mycenae.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
Plaka
4.4
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Neighborhood
Anafiotika
4.7

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Mycenae

Mycenae ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Lion Gate, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, then do a tasting at Domaine Skouras Winery, and finally snap pictures at Arkadiko Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mycenae trip planner.

You can drive from Athens to Mycenae in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Athens in December, expect Mycenae to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Archaeological Site Mycenae
4.4
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Historic Site
Lion Gate
4.7

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Nafplio

Nafplio
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nafplio tour itinerary planning website.

Nafplio is very close to Mycenae. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You'll set off for Epidavros on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Nafplio

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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Epidavros

Epidavros ©
One of the ancient world's famed places of healing, Epidavros today remains best known as the site of a remarkably well-preserved Hellenic theater, designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Sanctuary of Asklepios and then get engrossed in the history at Epidaurus Archaeological Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Epidavros trip planner.

Epidavros is just a short distance from Nafplio. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Epidavros

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip

1
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Monemvasia

Monemvasia
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Monemvasia tour planning site.

Getting from Epidavros to Monemvasia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. You will leave for Elafonisos on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

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Elafonisos

Elafonisos
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Elafonisos route builder app.

You can travel from Monemvasia to Elafonisos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Kardamili.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nightlife

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Kardamili

Kardamili ©
On the 20th (Sun), get outside with Vyros Gorge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Moni Panagia Giatrissa.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kardamili trip maker website.

Travel from Elafonisos to Kardamili in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kardamili can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Gialova.

Things to do in Kardamili

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
St. Peter Church
4.5

1
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Gialova

Gialova ©
Gialova is a village on Navarino Bay in the municipality of Pylos-Nestor in the regional unit of Messenia in the south-west Peloponnese, Greece, about six kilometres north of Pylos. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): tee off at The Bay Course - Costa Navarino and then learn about all things military at Tsiklitira's House.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gialova trip maker website.

You can drive from Kardamili to Gialova in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Gialova, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stemnitsa.

Things to do in Gialova

Golf · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

1
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Stemnitsa

Stemnitsa
To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Stemnitsa road trip planner.

You can drive from Gialova to Stemnitsa in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Gialova in December, with highs in Stemnitsa at 13°C and lows at 0°C. You will leave for Olympia on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Stemnitsa

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Archimedes Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Archaeological Site of Olympia, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Euphoria Spa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Kremasti.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Olympia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stemnitsa to Olympia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Olympia is a bit warmer than Stemnitsa - with highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Archimedes Museum
4.8

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Delphi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Delphi trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Olympia in December: highs in Delphi hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
World heritage site
Delphi
4.8

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Hellenic Culture Museum, see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, see the interesting displays at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ieros Naos Kimiseos tis Theotokou, then steep yourself in history at Old City of Trikala, and finally make a trip to Koursoum Mosque.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kalambaka trip maker.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in December, things will get slightly colder in Kalambaka: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ladadika District and Ktima Gerovassiliou. Visit Hagios Demetrios and Zeitenlik for their historical value. Take a break from Thessaloniki with a short trip to Balkan Wars Museum in Gefyra, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, explore the ancient world of Rotunda, examine the collection at Thessaloniki Olympic Museum, and explore the galleries of Seikilo.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kalambaka in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Thessaloniki, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Pyrgos.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Castle
Heptapyrgion
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Neighborhood
Ladadika District
4.5

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Pyrgos

Pyrgos ©
Pyrgos provides one of the finest examples of Cycladic architecture in Greece, exemplified by the town's labyrinthine streets and whitewashed stone buildings.
On the 31st (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Aegean Divers Dive Center - Day Excursions, then awaken your taste buds at Santorini Tours, and then view the masterpieces at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Santorini, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Mesa Pigadia Beach, and finally explore by horseback at Experience Horse Riding.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pyrgos tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Pyrgos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Thessaloniki in December; daily highs in Pyrgos reach 18°C and lows reach 13°C.

Things to do in Pyrgos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Ruin
Akrotiri
4.1
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Santorini Tours
4.6

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