23 days in Greece Itinerary

23 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 4 nights
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
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Kardamili
— 1 night
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Olympia
— 2 nights
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Delphi
— 4 nights
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
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Ioannina
— 2 nights
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights

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Athens

Athens ©

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, visit Monastiraki, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

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Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, you will find days in Athens are much colder (17°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Acropolis Museum
4.7
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Neighborhood
Plaka
4.4

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos, then do a tasting at Ktima Palivou, and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, then stop by T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nafplio road trip planning website.

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in December: high temperatures in Nafplio hover around 13°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Archaeological Site Mycenae
4.4
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History Museum
Archea Korinthos
4.3

2
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Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and then step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Sofia Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, and finally don't miss a visit to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Monemvasia travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Monemvasia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kardamili.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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Kardamili

Kardamili ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Sophia, then step into the grandiose world of Mourtzinos Castle, then get outside with Vyros Gorge, and finally look for gifts at The Bead Shop Kardamyli.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kardamili trip tool.

Traveling by car from Monemvasia to Kardamili takes 2.5 hours. December in Kardamili sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Kardamili

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Bead Shop Kardamyli
4.7

2
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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.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Nemouta Waterfalls, then examine the collection at Archimedes Museum, then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Euphoria Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, then explore the engaging exhibits at Legends Of Greek Mythology, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Olympia road trip website.

You can drive from Kardamili to Olympia in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Monument
Hermes by Praxiteles
4.9
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Must see
Klio's Honey Farm
4.9

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Delphi side-trips: Recreational Park (in Pavliani) and Vagonetto-Fokis Mining Park Tours (in Amfissa). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Delphi, explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Delphi trip maker app.

Getting from Olympia to Delphi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Olympia in December, you will find days in Delphi are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
MoKa Honey
5.0
World heritage site
Delphi
4.8

2
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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 2nd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, and finally examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take in the views from Lithaios Central Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Matsopoulou Mill, then take in the views from Stone Bridge Gate, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Koursoum Mosque.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kalambaka online holiday planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Delphi in January: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 7°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Meteora
4.9
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Landmark
Matsopoulou Mill
4.4

2
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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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Iera Moni Agiou Nikolaou Filanthropinon, get engrossed in the history at Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, then see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Vikos – Aoos National Park.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Ioannina trip planning app.

Getting from Kalambaka to Ioannina by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, Ioannina is somewhat warmer than Kalambaka - with highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Ioannina

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then take in the exciting artwork at Seikilo, then steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki travel route tool.

You can drive from Ioannina to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Ioannina in January, things will get slightly colder in Thessaloniki: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Observation Deck
White Tower of Thessaloniki
4.4

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