12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
2
Paros
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  6​h
3
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Corinth
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h
6
Corfu Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Rome


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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 8th (Sun): wander the streets of Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Athens road trip planner .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paros.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paros sightseeing site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Paros in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Old Port of Naoussa ©
Old Port of Naoussa
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral ©
Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral

2
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Theatre of Epidaurus in Epidavros (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tolo Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio online tour builder .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Milos to Nafplio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Milos in September, plan for little chillier nights in Nafplio, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Corinth.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Tolo Beach, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus

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hours
Corinth

Corinth
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Corinth trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Corinth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Corinth. You will leave for Kalambaka on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Corinth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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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.
Take a break from Kalambaka with a short trip to Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion in Metsovo, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, steep yourself in history at Agios Stefanos, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kalambaka day trip website .

You can drive from Corinth to Kalambaka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and car; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Corinth in September, with highs in Kalambaka at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Trikala Fort, Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

3
nights
Corfu Town

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, then see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, and finally make a trip to Spianada Square. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, and then stroll through Paleokastritsa Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Corfu Town journey planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Corfu Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kalambaka in September since evenings lows in Corfu Town dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Vlacherna Monastery, Paleokastritsa Beach, Achilleion Museum
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

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