26 days in Greece Itinerary

26 days in Greece Itinerary

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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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Athens
— 6 nights
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Nafplio
— 4 nights
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Hydra
— 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
— 2 nights
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
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Heraklion, Crete

— 1 night
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 27th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Heraklion journey builder.

Milan, Italy to Heraklion is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Milan to Heraklion, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Heraklion: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Athens

— 6 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, take a stroll through Plaka, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Athens travel route planner.

You can fly from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. February in Athens sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Ktima Palivou (in Nemea), Archea Korinthos (in Corinth) and Dimitsana (Lousios Gorge & Offshore Hydropower Museum). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, steep yourself in history at Bourtzi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Panaghia, and savor the flavors at Karonis Distillery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip maker.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in March; daily highs in Nafplio reach 16°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum), then explore by horseback at Harriets Hydra Horses, then pause for some photo ops at Andrea Miaoulis Monument, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Armonia Wellness Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra, don't miss a visit to Mount Eros Hydra, then admire the masterpieces at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, and finally look for gifts at Marialena Maramenou.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hydra trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Nafplio to Hydra with the Route module. Traveling from Nafplio in March, Hydra is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Hydra

Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Monemvasia

— 2 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), then stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and then step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira, pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Sofia Church, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa.

Make your Monemvasia itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hydra to Monemvasia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kardamili.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Kardamili

— 1 night
On the 15th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Sophia, then steep yourself in history at The House of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor, then stop by The Bead Shop Kardamyli, and finally get outside with Vyros Gorge.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kardamili trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Monemvasia to Kardamili by car takes about 2.5 hours. March in Kardamili sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Kardamili

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Olympia

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Tue), do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Nemouta Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then contemplate the long history of Archaeological Site of Olympia, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Euphoria Spa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Olympia tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kardamili to Olympia takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Nature · Parks · Museums · Spas

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.
On the 18th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history 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. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus, then experience rural life at MoKa Honey, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Delphi trip planning website.

You can drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. March in Delphi sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, and finally stop by Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi).

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip planning website.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Shopping

Thessaloniki

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aelia Exclusive Spa Facilities (in Lagkadas), Ktima Gerovassiliou (in Epanomi) and Serres Racing Circuit (in Serres). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Sophia, and head outdoors with Nea Paralia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Thessaloniki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 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 up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Wineries

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.