20 days in Greece Itinerary

20 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens
— 3 nights
2
Kalamata
— 5 nights
3
Nafplio
— 4 nights
4
Thessaloniki
— 7 nights

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Hephaestus and Museum of Cycladic Art. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Lycabettus and Temple of Athena Nike. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, contemplate the long history of Aristotle's Lyceum, delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, and get engrossed in the history at Byzantine and Christian Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip builder site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Athens. In July in Athens, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kalamata.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Anafiotika ©
Anafiotika
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre ©

5
nights
Kalamata

Kalamata ©
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Visiting Paralia Almirou and Ritsa Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Peroulia Beach and Delfinia beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalamata: Ancient Messini Stadium (in Messini), Mourtzinos Castle (in Kardamili) and Kalo Nero Beach (in Kalo Nero). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Zaga Beach, examine the collection at Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes, make a trip to Aristomenous Square, and pick up some local products at Kalamata Farmer's Market.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kalamata online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Athens to Kalamata in 3 hours. Traveling from Athens in July, Kalamata is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Kalamata

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kardamili, Messini, Zaga Beach, Kalo Nero Beach, Peroulia Beach
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Kalo Nero Beach ©
Kalo Nero Beach
Military Museum ©
Military Museum

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to War Museum of Nafplio and Komboloi Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nafplio National Gallery and Karonis Distillery. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, look for gifts at TASTE3, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church of Metamorphosis Tou Sotiros.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nafplio day trip website.

Traveling by car from Kalamata to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Traveling from Kalamata in July, Nafplio is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Nafplio

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ancient Asine (Kastraki), Sanctuary of Asklepios
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War Museum of Nafplio ©
War Museum of Nafplio
Karonis Distillery ©
Karonis Distillery
Nafplio National Gallery ©
Nafplio National Gallery

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like One Salonica Outlet Mall and Peraia Beach. For shopping fun, head to Modiano Market or Olicatessen. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at The Catacombs of St. John the Baptist, contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Panteleimon, explore the ancient world of Eptapyrgio Castle, and examine the collection at MOMus - Thessaloniki Museum of Photography.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Thessaloniki in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Nafplio in July, Thessaloniki is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Zeitenlik, Peraia Beach, Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of St. Theodora ©
Monastery of St. Theodora
Zeitenlik
Zeitenlik
Church of Saint Panteleimon ©
Church of Saint Panteleimon

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