17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
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Hydra
— 2 nights
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Monemvasia
— 1 night
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Nafplio
— 3 nights
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Olympia
— 2 nights
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Delphi
— 2 nights
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Thessaloniki
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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and visit Plaka.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens visit planner.

Wroclaw, Poland to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Wroclaw in April, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Hydra

— 2 nights
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, pause for some photo ops at Andrea Miaoulis Monument, ride a horse along Harriets Hydra Horses, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Armonia Wellness Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Marialena Maramenou, don't miss a visit to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine), and finally make a trip to Mount Eros Hydra.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hydra day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Hydra. In April, daily temperatures in Hydra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Hydra

Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites · Tours

Monemvasia

— 1 night
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 7th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, then look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and then explore the historical opulence of Monemvasia Fortress.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Monemvasia online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hydra to Monemvasia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Nafplio

— 3 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Nafplio is known for historic sites, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Luke Archibishop, and take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nafplio road trip planner.

Drive from Monemvasia to Nafplio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Nafplio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Olympia

— 2 nights
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. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Archimedes Museum, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Euphoria Spa, and finally admire the sheer force of Nemouta Waterfalls. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, then experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Olympia tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Nafplio to Olympia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Olympia, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Nature · Parks · Spas

Delphi

— 2 nights
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 13th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Delphi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. On the next day, experience rural life at MoKa Honey, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Delphi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April in Delphi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kalambaka

— 1 night
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 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and then steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kalambaka trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in April, you will find days in Kalambaka are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and then do a tasting at Ktima Gerovassiliou.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki online journey planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Greece travel guide

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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.