11 days in Athens, Fira & Kalambaka Itinerary

11 days in Athens, Fira & Kalambaka Itinerary

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Athens
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Fira
— 3 nights
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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Athens
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Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

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.

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

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos 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 fly to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums
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Fira

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

See even more of Athens: visit Plaka, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and catch a live event at Panathenaic Stadium.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens online route planner.

Fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Fira in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Athens, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums · Nature
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Kalambaka

— 2 nights
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. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Hellenic Culture Museum, see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, then steep yourself in history at Agios Stefanos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kalambaka road trip planning website.

Getting from Athens to Kalambaka by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in December, things will get a bit cooler in Kalambaka: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums
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Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

On the 30th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, then explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, then delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Athens trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in December, with highs in Athens at 17°C and lows at 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 · Parks · Museums
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.