12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece holiday maker

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Fly
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive
4
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive
5
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
7
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
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Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, then see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then get outside with Santorini Sailing, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

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Toronto, Canada to Fira is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in March, things will get warmer in Fira: highs are around 19°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, examine the collection at Technopolis City of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:

Nafplio

— 1 night
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nafplio attractions website.

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in March: high temperatures in Nafplio hover around 16°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 7:

Olympia

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archaeological Site of Olympia, and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Nafplio to Olympia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nafplio in March; daily highs in Olympia reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:

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 9th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Delphi and then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, and then relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Delphi trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. March in Delphi sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

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.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kalambaka route tool.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Delphi in March, plan for little chillier days in Kalambaka, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:

Thessaloniki

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and then wander the streets of Ladadika District.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.