18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 5 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Drive to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Fly to Kalamata Airport, Drive to Kardamili
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Kardamili
— 1 night
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Nafplio
— 3 nights
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Papigko
— 1 night
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Metsovo
— 1 night
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
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Athens

— 5 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: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, and take a stroll through Plaka.

Make your Athens itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Valencia, Spain to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valencia to Athens. In February, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 7th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Paterianakis, and finally contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Heraklion trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In February, daytime highs in Heraklion are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kardamili.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kardamili

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Sophia, steep yourself in history at The House of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor, then look for gifts at The Bead Shop Kardamyli, and finally get outside with Vyros Gorge.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kardamili online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Heraklion to Kardamili with the Route module. Traveling from Heraklion in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kardamili, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Kardamili

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

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: take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, stop by T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nafplio road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kardamili to Nafplio takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kardamili in February: high temperatures in Nafplio hover around 14°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Papigko.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Papigko

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the activities along Voidomatis River, then experience rural life at Zinovia's Little Farm, then look for gifts at Rogovo Papigo, and finally get a dose of the wild on White Pegasus Horse Ride and Treks Day Tours.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Papigko trip itinerary website.

Drive from Nafplio to Papigko in 5.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Papigko can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Metsovo.

Things to do in Papigko

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Metsovo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for gifts at Divanis Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, then walk around Averofeios Garden, then explore the world behind art at Averoff Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Metsovo Central Square.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Metsovo vacation planning app.

Getting from Papigko to Metsovo by car takes about 2 hours. In February in Metsovo, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Metsovo

Parks · Museums · Shopping

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.
On the 15th (Mon), look for gifts at Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then don't miss a visit to Meteora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Metsovo to Kalambaka takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Metsovo in February, you will find days in Kalambaka are little chillier (11°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Thessaloniki

— 3 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.
Step out of Thessaloniki to go to Epanomi and see Ktima Gerovassiliou, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, steep yourself in history at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, wander the streets of Ladadika District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki visit planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in February, with highs in Thessaloniki at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.