8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Thessaloniki
— 1 day
Drive
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Athens
— 4 nights

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Thessaloniki

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture.

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Athens to Thessaloniki is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in December: high temperatures in Thessaloniki hover around 13°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

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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 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

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Drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Thessaloniki in December: highs in Kalambaka hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
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Delphi

— 2 nights
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 16th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Delphi and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi, then experience rural life at MoKa Honey, and then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum.

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Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in December, with highs in Delphi at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

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Athens

— 4 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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and stop by Monastiraki.

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Drive from Delphi to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Delphi in December since evenings lows in Athens dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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.