22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
2
Ioannina
— 2 nights
3
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
4
Delphi
— 2 nights
5
Olympia
— 2 nights
6
Kardamili
— 1 night
7
Monemvasia
— 2 nights
8
Nafplio
— 2 nights
9
Athens
— 4 nights

2
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.
Take a break from Thessaloniki with a short trip to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) in Vergina, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in the exciting artwork at Seikilo, and look for gifts at Onarion.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Thessaloniki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Cape Town, South Africa to Thessaloniki is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town in December, things will get colder in Thessaloniki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square

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Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the striking features of Ioannina City Hall, get engrossed in the history at Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, thenexamine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle, and finally examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Vikos – Aoos National Park and then look for gifts at Moschos Silverfamily.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ioannina trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Ioannina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Thessaloniki in December, expect Ioannina to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vrellis Greek History Museum, Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion ©
Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion
Silversmithing Museum ©
Silversmithing Museum
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, thenmake a trip to Meteora, and finally see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Lithaios Central Bridge, appreciate the history behind Monument for the Ipsoma 731, thendon't miss a visit to Matsopoulou Mill, and finally snap pictures at Stone Bridge Gate.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kalambaka trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Kalambaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ioannina in December, with highs in Kalambaka at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Trikala
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Matsopoulou Mill ©
Matsopoulou Mill

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Delphi, thenexplore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at MoKa Honey, pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church, make a trip to O Tafos tou Lokrou, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parnassus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Delphi driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in January, expect Delphi to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Itea, Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou
Highlights from your plan
MoKa Honey ©
MoKa Honey
Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

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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 5th (Tue): experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, thenappreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity and then do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip itinerary site.

Getting from Delphi to Olympia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kardamili.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Hermes by Praxiteles
Hermes by Praxiteles
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm

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night
Kardamili

Kardamili ©
On the 7th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Sophia, thenstep into the grandiose world of Mourtzinos Castle, thenget outside with Vyros Gorge, and finally look for gifts at The Bead Shop Kardamyli.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kardamili online route builder.

Drive from Olympia to Kardamili in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Kardamili

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Church of Agia Sophia ©
Church of Agia Sophia
The Bead Shop Kardamyli ©
The Bead Shop Kardamyli

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nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 8th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and then explore the historical opulence of Monemvasia Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, thendon't miss a visit to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Pavlos.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Monemvasia trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Kardamili to Monemvasia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan

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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.
On the 10th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Archea Korinthos, thendo a tasting at Ktima Palivou, and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, thenlook for gifts at T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nafplio vacation builder app.

Drive from Monemvasia to Nafplio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Nafplio, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Archea Korinthos, Ktima Palivou, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation ©
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation

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nights
Athens

Athens ©
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, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip planner.

Getting from Nafplio to Athens by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nafplio in January; daily highs in Athens reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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