21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

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Oia
— 2 nights
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Ano Mera
— 2 nights
Drive to Mikonos Airport, Fly to Athens
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Athens
— 2 nights
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Epidavros
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sparta
— 2 nights
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Delphi
— 3 nights
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Kalambaka
— 3 nights
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Oia

— 2 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia and then awaken your taste buds at Safowi. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oia visit planning tool.

Athens to Oia is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, expect nights in Oia to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ano Mera.

Things to do in Oia

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Ano Mera

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Super Paradise Beach, and then head outdoors with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Panormos Beach and then kick back and relax at Elia Beach.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ano Mera itinerary builder.

Traveling by journey from Oia to Ano Mera takes 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Ano Mera

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Athens

— 2 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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and wander the streets of Plaka.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Athens driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ano Mera to Athens. When traveling from Ano Mera in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Athens, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Transportation · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Nafplio

— 2 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 25th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and then steep yourself in history at Bourtzi. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, then contemplate the waterfront views at Corinth Canal, then get to know the fascinating history of Archea Korinthos, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrokorinthos.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nafplio online visit planner.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Athens in August, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Epidavros.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Epidavros

— 2 nights
One of the ancient world's famed places of healing, Epidavros today remains best known as the site of a remarkably well-preserved Hellenic theater, designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 27th (Fri), steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Lion Gate and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To find out how to plan a trip to Epidavros, use our trip itinerary maker.

Epidavros is just a stone's throw from Nafplio. August in Epidavros sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Epidavros

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Monemvasia

— 2 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Sofia Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Monemvasia Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Plytras Beach and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kastania Cave.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Monemvasia road trip planning site.

Getting from Epidavros to Monemvasia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Sparta

— 2 nights
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. On the 31st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Simos Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mavrovouni Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Archaeological site of Mystra and then contemplate the long history of Mystras.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Sparta trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Monemvasia to Sparta takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Sparta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Delphi

— 3 nights
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 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila). On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Bread Museum of Amfiklia, take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Delphi trip site.

Getting from Sparta to Delphi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Delphi are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Kalambaka

— 3 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. 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.
On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, contemplate the long history of Agios Stefanos, then contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka visit planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. 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 by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

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.