20 days in Greece Itinerary

20 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kardamili
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and Eleni Marneri Galerie. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. Step out of Athens to go to Lavrio and see Planet Blue Diving Center, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Plaka, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, visit Monastiraki, and admire the masterpieces at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Athens. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:

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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 some historical perspective at Fortress Palamidi and Lion Gate. Get a sense of the local culture at Archaeological Site Mycenae and Domaine Skouras Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Spas (in Loutraki), Kapsia Cave (in Kapsas) and Corinth (Corinth Canal & Archea Korinthos). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Genesis Ceramic Workshop and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Karonis Distillery.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Nafplio trip planner.

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in December, expect Nafplio to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

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Monemvasia

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, and then explore the historical opulence of Monemvasia Fortress. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), then stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Monemvasia journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Monemvasia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kardamili.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

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Kardamili

On the 21st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Sophia, then step into the grandiose world of Mourtzinos Castle, then get outside with Vyros Gorge, and finally look for gifts at The Bead Shop Kardamyli.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kardamili trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monemvasia to Kardamili takes 2.5 hours. December in Kardamili sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Kardamili

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nicolaos Church, and finally look for gifts at Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, then examine the collection at Archimedes Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Olympia trip planner.

You can drive from Kardamili to Olympia in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Olympia are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, explore the ancient world of Delphi, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Kryas Livadeia Springs and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parnassus.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Delphi vacation app.

You can drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Olympia in December, expect nights in Delphi to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take a stroll through Old City of Trikala, and finally admire the striking features of Koursoum Mosque. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, and then take a memorable tour with Truffle Hunting.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kalambaka online tour planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, Kalambaka is little chillier than Delphi - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convent of Agia Paraskevi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis, then examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Iera Moni Agiou Nikolaou Filanthropinon, examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, see the interesting displays at Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo, get engrossed in the history at Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, then do a tasting at Katogi Averoff Winery, and finally stop by Divanis Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ioannina online route planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Ioannina in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in December, with highs in Ioannina at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Ioannina

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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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 30th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Rotunda, steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, delve into the distant past at The Greek Agora and Roman Forum, view the masterpieces at Seikilo, then stop by Ladadika District, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, get outside with Nea Paralia, then contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, and finally look for gifts at Hellofrom Thessaloniki.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip tool.

You can drive from Ioannina to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ioannina in December, with highs in Thessaloniki at 13°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

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.