23 days in Greece Itinerary

23 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens
— 4 nights
2
Kalamata
— 7 nights
3
Nafplio
— 5 nights
4
Thessaloniki
— 6 nights

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Hephaestus and Philopappos Hill. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Lycabettus and Spas. And it doesn't end there: visit Anafiotika, see the interesting displays at Permanent Exhibition Man and Tools, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Athens attractions tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Athens. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kalamata.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Anafiotika ©
Anafiotika
Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus

7
nights
Kalamata

Kalamata ©
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Take a break from the city and head to Peroulia Beach and Agios Nikolaos Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Antigua Mesenia and Kalamata Farmer's Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalamata: Messini (Arcadian Gate & Ancient Messini Stadium), St. Peter Church (in Kastania) and Kardamili (Ritsa Beach, Mourtzinos Castle, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Kakovatos Beach, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Kalamata, enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Almirou, and look for all kinds of wild species at Messinia Wild Experience.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalamata trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Athens to Kalamata takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in May since evenings lows in Kalamata dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Kalamata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Messini, Kardamili, Atelier Sud, Kalo Nero Beach, Agios Nikolaos Beach
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Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia
Kalo Nero Beach ©
Kalo Nero Beach
Messinia Wild Experience ©
Messinia Wild Experience

5
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to War Museum of Nafplio and Komboloi Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nafplio National Gallery and Domaine Bairaktaris. Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Corinth (Temple of Apollo & Submersible Bridges) and DOMAINE SKOURAS / ΚΤΗΜΑ ΣΚΟΥΡΑ Ο.Α.Ε. (in Argos). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at TASTE3, admire the striking features of Vouleftiko (Old State House), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by car from Kalamata to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kalamata in May since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Nafplio

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Corinth, DOMAINE SKOURAS / ΚΤΗΜΑ ΣΚΟΥΡΑ Ο.Α.Ε., Domaine Bairaktaris, Ancient Asine (Kastraki)
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War Museum of Nafplio ©
War Museum of Nafplio
Domaine Bairaktaris ©
Domaine Bairaktaris

6
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.
Gerovassilou Wine Museum and MOMus - Thessaloniki Museum of Photography are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Kapani Market and Olicatessenfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peraia Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Aikaterini, don't miss a visit to The Catacombs of St. John the Baptist, and stroll the grounds of Zeitenlik.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki online road trip planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Thessaloniki in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Nafplio in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Peraia Beach, Gerovassilou Wine Museum, Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, Zeitenlik
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Heptapyrgion ©
Heptapyrgion
Zeitenlik
Zeitenlik
Church of Saint Panteleimon ©
Church of Saint Panteleimon

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