10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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10 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Delphi
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Olympia
— 3 nights
End: Athens

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and Archaeological Museum of Nauplion. Visit Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Zoodochou Pigis Church (in Kefalari) and Mycenae (Lion Gate & Citadel and Treasury of Atreus). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mycenae, Nafplio, Melissokampos, Zoodochou Pigis Church
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

few
hours
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.
To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Delphi trip planner .

Getting from Athens to Delphi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in September since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 19°C. You'll set off for Kalambaka on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Delphi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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2
nights
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 7th (Sat): wander the streets of Old City of Trikala, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, then see the interesting displays at Hellenic Culture Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Porta Panagia, admire the striking features of Koursoum Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos, then contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then examine the collection at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora, and finally see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kalambaka day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Delphi in September, with highs in Kalambaka at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trikala, Porta Panagia
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Roussanou Monastery ©
Roussanou Monastery

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nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Archaeological Site of Olympia and Kastro Chlemoutsi. Step off the beaten path and head to Archaeological Museum of Olympia and Archimedes Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Olympia side-trips: Agios Andreas (in Sifnos) and Paralia Agia Marina (in Amaliada). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, and have fun and explore at Legends Of Greek Mythology.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Olympia trip planning app .

Drive from Kalambaka to Olympia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in September: high temperatures in Olympia hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastro Chlemoutsi, Paralia Agia Marina, Agios Andreas, Legends Of Greek Mythology
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Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Kastro Chlemoutsi ©
Kastro Chlemoutsi

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