10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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10 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kalamata
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Delphi
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Athens
— 2 nights
End: Athens

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena Nike, then delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and finally contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Philopappos Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary builder site .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. September in Athens sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

1
night
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Ayios Georgios, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Spyridonas, examine the collection at Komboloi Museum, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, then admire the masterpieces at Nafplio National Gallery, and finally learn about all things military at War Museum of Nafplio.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nafplio travel tool .

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in September since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kalamata.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Church of Ayios Georgios ©
Church of Ayios Georgios
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
War Museum of Nafplio ©
War Museum of Nafplio

1
night
Kalamata

Kalamata ©
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Agioi Apostoloi, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Kalamata, then delve into the distant past at Antigua Mesenia, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Messenia, and finally kick back and relax at Kalamata Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalamata journey planner .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Kalamata takes 2 hours. Traveling from Nafplio in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Kalamata. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Kalamata

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Antigua Mesenia
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Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia

1
night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
On the 7th (Sat), have fun and explore at Legends Of Greek Mythology, do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, then pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, and finally see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Olympia trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Kalamata to Olympia in 2 hours. September in Olympia sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Legends Of Greek Mythology
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Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archimedes Museum ©
Archimedes Museum

1
day
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 8th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, and then contemplate the long history of Delphi.

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Getting from Olympia to Delphi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, take an in-depth tour of Hellenic Culture Museum, see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kalambaka tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Delphi in September; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old City of Trikala
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Roussanou Monastery ©
Roussanou Monastery

2
nights
Athens

Athens
On the 10th (Tue), take a stroll through Monastiraki, take in the dramatic natural features at Areopagus, steep yourself in history at Stoa of Attalos, then examine the collection at War Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Byzantine and Christian Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Athens in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Areopagus
Areopagus
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Byzantine and Christian Museum ©
Byzantine and Christian Museum

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