43 days in Greece Itinerary

43 days in Greece Itinerary

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Argostolion, Kefalonia
— 4 nights
Fly to Athens, Train to Delphi
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Delphi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
Bus
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Kalamata
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dimitsana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Athens
— 5 nights
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Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 6 nights
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Argostolion, Kefalonia

— 4 nights
A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
Change things up with these side-trips from Argostolion: Monastery of Panagia Agrilion (in Sami), Domaine Foivos (in Vouni) and Lixouri (Gero Gombos Lighthouse & Statue of Andreas Laskaratos). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Corgialenios Istoriko kai Laografiko Mouseio, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agios Andreas, Head underground at Myrtos Cave, and see the interesting displays at Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Argostolion road trip website.

Dallas, USA to Argostolion is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Argostolion due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in December, Argostolion is a bit warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Argostolion

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

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.
Delphi is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live event at Delphi, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi, get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Delphi sightseeing tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Argostolion to Delphi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Argostolion in December, with highs in Delphi at 55°F and lows at 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

Kalambaka

— 1 night
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 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then don't miss a visit to Matsopoulou Mill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koursoum Mosque.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka visit planning app.

Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January, Kalambaka is little chillier than Delphi - with highs of 43°F and lows of 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

Thessaloniki

— 4 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thessaloniki: Ιeros naos Ageioy Stefanoy (in Arnaia), Holy Monastery of Saint Silas the Apostle (in Kavala) and Ancient Theatre of Philippi (in Krinides). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, and steep yourself in history at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Thessaloniki online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in January, with highs in Thessaloniki at 50°F and lows at 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Kalamata.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:

Kalamata

— 2 nights
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 9th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Andromonastiro, examine the collection at Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes, have some family-friendly fun at Great Escape Kalamata, then see the interesting displays at Engraving Museum Takis Katsoulidis, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lera Moni Panagia Soumela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Aristomenous Square, learn about all things military at Military Museum, then pick up some local products at Kalamata Farmer's Market, and finally take a pleasant ride with Ippikos Omilos Kalamatas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kalamata travel route builder site.

Traveling by bus from Thessaloniki to Kalamata takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in January, you will find days in Kalamata are somewhat warmer (59°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dimitsana.

Things to do in Kalamata

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Dimitsana

— 4 nights
Dimitsana is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dimitsana: Troupis Winery (in Tripoli), Kapsia Cave (in Kapsas) and Karytaina Castle (in Karitena). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Lousios Gorge, see the interesting displays at Kolokotroni House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aimyalon Monastery, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Gortys.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dimitsana online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kalamata to Dimitsana takes 2 hours. In January, Dimitsana is slightly colder than Kalamata - with highs of 50°F and lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Dimitsana

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:

Nafplio

— 4 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Archeologiko Mousio Isthmias (in Isthmia), Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou (in Stemnitsa) and Tripoli (War Museum of Tripoli & Metropolitan Church of St. Basil). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, examine the collection at Karonis Distillery, look for gifts at Olive Tree Boutique, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Profitis Elias Church.

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

You can drive from Dimitsana to Nafplio in 2 hours. In January in Nafplio, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:

Athens

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip site.

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nafplio in January, with highs in Athens at 56°F and lows at 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:

Fira, Santorini

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, take in the exciting artwork at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, catch all the local highlights with Sand Lily Boutique, and make a trip to Nikolaou Nomikou.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fira online tour planner.

Fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In January, daytime highs in Fira are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Tours · Transportation · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 4 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Get out of town with these interesting Mykonos Town side-trips: Delos (Cleopatra's House, Temple of Isis, &more). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company, pause for some photo ops at Manto Mavrogenous Square, view the masterpieces at Minima Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolakis Church.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. January in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 6 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: Sakis Water Sports (in Kalami), Nissaki Cave (in Nissaki) and Monastery Of Pantokrator (in Kassiopi). The adventure continues: make a trip to Spianada Square, examine the collection at Serbian Museum of Corfu, admire the striking features of Agios Iasonas Kai Sosipatros, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jewish Synagogue.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Corfu Town online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Corfu Town, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 6:

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.