11 days in Athens, Fira & Kalambaka Itinerary

11 days in Athens, Fira & Kalambaka Itinerary

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Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Fira
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Athens
— 1 night
End: Athens

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Athens tour planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Athens are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

3
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, and kick back and relax at Red Beach.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fira holiday site.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, Kamari Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel ©
Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
See some other sides of Athens: visit Plaka, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens journey app.

Fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Fira in December since evenings lows in Athens dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Tours Museums
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Plaka ©
Plaka
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Meteora. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron and then don't miss a visit to Meteora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Trekking Pindos & Hiking Day Tours, get engrossed in the history at Hellenic Culture Museum, examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

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

Traveling by car from Athens to Kalambaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Athens in December, with highs in Kalambaka at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
On the 30th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, then don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, then delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

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

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in December, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion
National Garden ©
National Garden
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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