29 days in Greece Itinerary

29 days in Greece Itinerary

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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Drive
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Ioannina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kardamili
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Athens
— 5 nights
Fly
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Hydra
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 16th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, take in the exciting artwork at Seikilo, then contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), then stop by Hellofrom Thessaloniki, then examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Thessaloniki. In December, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
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Ioannina

Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ioannina: Metsovo (Katogi Averoff Winery, Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, &more). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Vikos – Aoos National Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle, look for gifts at Pagouri Est. In Ioannina, and take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Ioannina Ch.Nikolaou.

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Drive from Thessaloniki to Ioannina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Thessaloniki in December, expect Ioannina to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then don't miss a visit to Meteora, and finally examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Lithaios Central Bridge, make a trip to Matsopoulou Mill, then snap pictures at Stone Bridge Gate, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Koursoum Mosque.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kalambaka trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Ioannina to Kalambaka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ioannina in December; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

3
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Delphi

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Step out of Delphi to go to Pavliani and see Recreational Park, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Delphi, take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Delphi trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in December: high temperatures in Delphi hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, then learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, then pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nemouta Waterfalls, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Euphoria Spa.

Before you visit Olympia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Olympia are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kardamili.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wineries

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Kardamili

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stop by The Bead Shop Kardamyli, get outside with Vyros Gorge, then step into the grandiose world of Mourtzinos Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Sophia. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Langada Pass and then contemplate the long history of Mystras.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kardamili trip planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Kardamili in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Kardamili

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Side Trip

2
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Monemvasia

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and then explore the ancient world of Monemvasia Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Sofia Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, and finally make a trip to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Monemvasia tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kardamili to Monemvasia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Nafplio

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Ktima Palivou (in Nemea), Archea Korinthos (in Corinth) and Dimitsana (Lousios Gorge & Offshore Hydropower Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, see the interesting displays at Komboloi Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nafplio online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Nafplio in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

5
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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: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nafplio in January: high temperatures in Athens hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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Heraklion, Crete

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 10th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules) and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Heraklion trip site.

Fly from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In January in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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Hydra

Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. On the 12th (Tue), look for gifts at Marialena Maramenou, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Harriets Hydra Horses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Armonia Wellness Center, then appreciate the history behind Andrea Miaoulis Monument, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hydra trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Heraklion to Hydra with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Hydra can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hydra

Trails · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

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.