22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece tour planner

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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Metsovo
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
5
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kardamili
— 1 night
Drive
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
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Hydra
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 5 nights
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Heraklion, Crete

— 1 night
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion road trip website.

Cairo, Egypt to Heraklion is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo in January, expect nights in Heraklion to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:

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 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally wander the streets of Ladadika District. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, then explore the ancient world of Rotunda, then don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Heraklion in January, things will get slightly colder in Thessaloniki: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Metsovo.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Metsovo

— 1 night
On the 28th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Averoff Gallery of Modern Art, take an in-depth tour of Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, and then do a tasting at Katogi Averoff Winery.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Metsovo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Metsovo takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Metsovo are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Metsovo

Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, don't miss a visit to Meteora, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

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Drive from Metsovo to Kalambaka in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Metsovo in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Kalambaka, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): catch a live event at Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and then relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi and then take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Delphi day trip app.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kalambaka in January; daily highs in Delphi reach 13°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:

Nafplio

— 4 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: Kapsia Cave (in Kapsas), Akrokorinthos (in Corinth) and Lousios Gorge (in Dimitsana). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, appreciate the history behind Lion of Bavaria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio trip planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Nafplio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. January in Nafplio sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kardamili.

Things to do in Nafplio

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:

Kardamili

— 1 night
On the 5th (Sat), kick back and relax at Ritsa Beach, get outside with Vyros Gorge, and then look for gifts at The Bead Shop Kardamyli.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kardamili day trip planner.

Getting from Nafplio to Kardamili by car takes about 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nafplio in February: high temperatures in Kardamili hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Kardamili

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:

Monemvasia

— 2 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 6th (Sun), make a trip to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, and then look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Sofia Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos).

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Monemvasia route planning app.

You can drive from Kardamili to Monemvasia in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Hydra

— 2 nights
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. On the 8th (Tue), ride a horse along Harriets Hydra Horses and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Andrea Miaoulis Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, and then look for gifts at Marialena Maramenou.

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Explore your travel options from Monemvasia to Hydra with the Route module. In February in Hydra, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Hydra

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:

Athens

— 5 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, visit Monastiraki, take a stroll through Plaka, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hydra to Athens. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in February, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.