8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Belgrade
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
End: Belgrade

1
night
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
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 10th (Sun): make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, and then wander the streets of Ladadika District. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Rotunda, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, then appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki sightseeing website.

Belgrade, Serbia to Thessaloniki is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Thessaloniki is 1 hour. While traveling from Belgrade, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Thessaloniki, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, Kalambaka is a bit cooler than Thessaloniki - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

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night
Delphi

Delphi ©
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 13th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, contemplate the long history of Delphi, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

To plan Delphi vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kalambaka in May since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Athens attractions site.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Delphi in May, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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night
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stop by Mytho, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then wander the streets of Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, and finally see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town road trip planning tool.

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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