22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip planner

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Fly
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Bus
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Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 5 nights
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Hydra
— 2 nights
Unknown
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Kardamili
— 1 night
Drive
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Nafplio
— 4 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu

— 2 nights
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 11th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu, step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Spiridon. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, stop by Corfu Sandals, don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Paleokastritsa, and finally learn about winemaking at Theotoky Estate.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Corfu Town trip itinerary site.

Tripoli, Libya to Corfu Town is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tripoli in January, things will get slightly colder in Corfu Town: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Ioannina.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

Ioannina

— 2 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. On the 13th (Sat), examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Averoff Gallery, stop by Divanis Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, and finally stroll around Averofeios Garden. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Ioannina Ch.Nikolaou, admire the striking features of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iera Moni Agiou Nikolaou Filanthropinon, then see the interesting displays at Silversmithing Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ioannina journey maker.

You can take a bus from Corfu Town to Ioannina in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daytime highs in Ioannina are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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 (Mon): stop by Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, don't miss a visit to Meteora, then steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture.

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You can drive from Ioannina to Kalambaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ioannina in January, things will get slightly colder in Kalambaka: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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.
On the 16th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, then appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, then contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, and finally steep yourself in history at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then explore the ancient world of Rotunda, then see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, and finally do a tasting at Ktima Gerovassiliou.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki trip app.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kalambaka in January; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and finally admire the local landmark of Bembo Fountain. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and finally steep yourself in history at Castello del Molo (Koules).

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion route planner.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Thessaloniki in January: high temperatures in Heraklion hover around 17°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

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, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Athens driving holiday planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Athens by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, look for gifts at Marialena Maramenou, then ride a horse along Harriets Hydra Horses, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine). On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at Armonia Wellness Center, appreciate the history behind Andrea Miaoulis Monument, then admire the masterpieces at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, and finally don't miss a visit to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hydra vacation planning website.

Explore your travel options from Athens to Hydra with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Hydra can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kardamili.

Things to do in Hydra

Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites · Tours

Kardamili

— 1 night
On the 27th (Sat), kick back and relax at Delfinia Beach, contemplate the long history of The House of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor, then stop by The Bead Shop Kardamyli, and finally head outdoors with Vyros Gorge.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kardamili itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hydra to Kardamili. January in Kardamili sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Kardamili

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Nafplio

— 4 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, look for gifts at T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip planner.

Drive from Kardamili to Nafplio in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kardamili in January, with highs in Nafplio at 11°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.