11 days in Athens, Fira & Kalambaka Itinerary

11 days in Athens, Fira & Kalambaka Itinerary

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11 days in Athens, Fira & Kalambaka Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fira
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Athens
— 1 night
End: Athens

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Athens online travel route planner .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In December in Athens, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

3
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and stop by the White, Santorini.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fira trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, KAMARA BEACH, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
nights
Athens

Explore Athens further: wander the streets of Plaka, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Athens itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fira in December since evenings lows in Athens dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Tours Museums
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Food Tours
Plaka ©
Plaka
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Meteora. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron and then make a trip to Meteora. On the next day, hike along Trekking Pindos & Hiking Day Tours, get engrossed in the history at Hellenic Culture Museum, examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, contemplate the long history of Agios Stefanos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kalambaka trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Athens to Kalambaka by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in December, things will get slightly colder in Kalambaka: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, then delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Athens trip app .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Athens in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in December, with highs in Athens at 17°C and lows at 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion
National Garden ©
National Garden
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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