15 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive
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Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive to Sarandë, Ferry to Corfu Town
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
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Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
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Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
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Athens — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On your second day here, get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Athens planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Athens to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nafplio.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Lion Gate, look for gifts at T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and finally indulge your senses at Tribal Kayak.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Delphi.
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Delphi — 1 night

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Tholos of Delphi, explore the ancient world of Delphi, take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Treasury of the Athenians, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Delphi journey planner.

Drive from Nafplio to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in December since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.
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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.
On the 9th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and finally stop by Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi).

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kalambaka day trip planning 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. In December, Kalambaka is slightly colder than Delphi - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Corfu — 1 night

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at Corfu Central Market, stop by Lazaris Distillery & Artisan Sweets, explore the striking landscape at Kaiser's Throne, kick back and relax at La Grotta Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Spiridon.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town online visit planner.

Getting from Kalambaka to Corfu Town by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, Corfu Town is a bit warmer than Kalambaka - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Vasilikos.
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Vasilikos, Zakynthos — 3 nights

Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
You'll get in some beach time at Banana Beach and Xigia Beach. Get in touch with nature at Porto Limnionas and Vrahos Beach. Explore Vasilikos' surroundings by going to Elies Olive Press (in Elies), Mizithres (in Limni Keri) and Zakynthos-Summer (in Alykanas). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Crystal Beach Kalamaki, get outside with Infinity Beach Club Zante, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Agios Nikolaos of Molos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vasilikos travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Vasilikos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Vasilikos are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to Chania Town.
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Chania Town, Crete — 2 nights

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Marina Beach, stroll through Falassarna Beach, then look for gifts at Cornucopia, and finally stroll the grounds of German Military Cemetery. On your second day here, stroll through Agii Apostoli Beach, then examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Seitan Limania Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chania Town trip planner.

Getting from Vasilikos to Chania Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 16th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Perivolos, enjoy the sand and surf at Vlychada Beach, then trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and finally view the masterpieces at Nikola's Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Santorini Volcano, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fira online travel planner.

You can fly from Chania Town to Fira in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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.
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