22 days in Greece & Israel Itinerary

22 days in Greece & Israel Itinerary

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22 days in Greece & Israel Itinerary

Start: Asuncion, Paraguay
Fly + Subway:  17 h 45 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Elafonisos, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Nafplio, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Messini, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
5
Kalambaka, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Meganisi, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Argostolion, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
8
Akrotiri, Greece
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
9
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Asuncion, Paraguay


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3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. Visit Ancient Agora of Athens and Agios Eleftherios Church for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and see the interesting displays at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Athens online trip maker.

Asuncion, Paraguay to Athens is an approximately 18- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Asuncion to Athens. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Asuncion in enero: high temperatures in Athens hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Elafonisos, Greece

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lefki Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Megali Paralia, and then stroll through Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Pounta Beach.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Elafonisos day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Athens to Elafonisos takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Pounta Beach ©
Pounta Beach
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia

2
nights
Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Profitis Elias Church, appreciate the history behind Kolokotroni Statue, and then stroll through Astros Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Panaghia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nafplio day trip planner.

Drive from Elafonisos to Nafplio in 4.5 hours. In enero, daily temperatures in Nafplio can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Messini.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Profitis Elias Church, Astros Beach, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

2
nights
Messini, Greece

Messini ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Petrochori Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lera Moni Panagia Soumela, and then delve into the distant past at Antigua Mesenia. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Voidokilia Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Andromonastiro, and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Messini Stadium.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Messini trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Messini takes 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nafplio in enero: high temperatures in Messini hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Messini

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Petrochori, Lera Moni Panagia Soumela
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Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia
Andromonastiro ©
Andromonastiro

1
night
Kalambaka, Greece

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 14th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate the long history of Roussanou Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip planner.

Drive from Messini to Kalambaka in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Messini in enero, things will get slightly colder in Kalambaka: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Meganisi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

1
night
Meganisi, Greece

Meganisi
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Fanari Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Ioannis Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Meganisi driving holiday planning site.

Drive from Kalambaka to Meganisi in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kalambaka in enero; daily highs in Meganisi reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Argostolion.

Things to do in Meganisi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

3
nights
Argostolion, Greece

Argostolion ©
A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
You'll get in some beach time at Kanali Beach and Agia Eleni Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monastery of Agios Andreas and Saint Spiridon Church. Get out of town with these interesting Argostolion side-trips: Fteri Beach (in Zola), Mandola Concept Store (in Skala) and Mounda Beach (in Katelios). There's more to do: stroll through Paliostafida Beach and kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Argostolion trip planner.

You can drive from Meganisi to Argostolion in 4.5 hours. In enero in Argostolion, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Argostolion

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lassi, Monastery of Agios Andreas, Kanali Beach, Mandola Concept Store, Fteri Beach
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Mandola Concept Store ©
Mandola Concept Store

3
nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Visit Red Beach and Caldera Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelli of Emporio and Akrotiri. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panaghia Katefiani, and stroll through Almyra Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Akrotiri online visit planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Argostolion to Akrotiri in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in enero, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santorini, Perivolos, Castelli of Emporio, Kamari Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Castelli of Emporio ©
Castelli of Emporio

3
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, steep yourself in history at Jaffa Gate, make a trip to Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, steep yourself in history at Old City of Jerusalem, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Anne, and finally explore the ancient world of Western Wall. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Bethesda, explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, examine the collection at Shrine of the Book, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Mount, and finally steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Akrotiri to Jerusalem in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In enero in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Western Wall ©
Western Wall
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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