10 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Greece holiday planner
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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kardamili
— 1 night
Drive
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Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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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 historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairo in January; daily highs in Athens reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kardamili.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Kardamili — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Vyros Gorge, stop by The Bead Shop Kardamyli, then stop by Mani Cruises, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Sophia.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kardamili trip maker website.

Drive from Athens to Kardamili in 3.5 hours. January in Kardamili sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.
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Tours · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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 6th (Fri): 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 explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Delphi trip planner.

You can drive from Kardamili to Delphi in 5 hours. Traveling from Kardamili in January, you will find days in Delphi are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Kalambaka — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and finally examine the collection at Hellenic Culture Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in the views from Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge, then make a trip to Matsopoulou Mill, and finally take in the views from Lithaios Central Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kalambaka sightseeing 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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Delphi in January: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 7°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki — 1 night

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 9th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in January, with highs in Thessaloniki at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Heraklion.
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Spas · Museums · Historic Sites
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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 10th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then get curious at Kotsanas Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Thessaloniki in January: high temperatures in Heraklion hover around 17°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Greece travel guide

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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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