22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 3 nights
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Nafplio
— 3 nights
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Hydra
— 2 nights
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
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Olympia
— 3 nights
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Delphi
— 2 nights
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 3 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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens online trip maker.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Athens is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Porto Alegre in March, with highs in Athens at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Panaghia, and step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Athens in March; daily highs in Nafplio reach 16°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

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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. On the 9th (Tue), look for gifts at Marialena Maramenou, then explore the world behind art at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, then explore by horseback at Harriets Hydra Horses, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mount Eros Hydra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine), then appreciate the history behind Andrea Miaoulis Monument, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Armonia Wellness Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hydra trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nafplio to Hydra. Traveling from Nafplio in March, Hydra is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Hydra

Trails · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Monemvasia

— 2 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 11th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and then explore the historical opulence of Monemvasia Fortress. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Liotrivi Monemvasia - Historical Mansion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), and finally make a trip to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Monemvasia travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Hydra to Monemvasia with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Olympia

— 3 nights
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. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Step out of Olympia to go to Skliros and see Temple of Apollo Epikourios, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, take in the dramatic scenery at Nemouta Waterfalls, and relax and rejuvenate at Euphoria Spa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Olympia trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Monemvasia to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Delphi

— 2 nights
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 16th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Delphi, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey, pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Delphi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Kalambaka trip builder app.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Delphi in March: highs in Kalambaka hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, then steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, and finally don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, steep yourself in history at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), then see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, and finally examine the collection at Ktima Gerovassiliou.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki travel planning tool.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Thessaloniki, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Heraklion using our trip 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. Traveling from Thessaloniki in March, Heraklion is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums

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.