10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, stop by Monastiraki, and don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip website.

Crete to Athens is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Traveling from Crete in December, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

Nafplio

— 2 nights
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 9th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Karonis Distillery, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, and then stop by T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nafplio online trip planner.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, Nafplio is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

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.
On the 11th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Delphi, get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and then experience rural life at MoKa Honey.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Delphi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nafplio to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Delphi, with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

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 12th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then don't miss a visit to Meteora, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Delphi in December; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

Thessaloniki

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, and finally steep yourself in history at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery). On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Seikilo, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally explore the world behind art at International Fairgrounds and Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kalambaka in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Thessaloniki, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

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.