11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
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Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Oia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
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Athens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Arta
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
7
Patras
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Athens
— 1 night
End: Athens

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Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Psirri, Acropolis of Athens and Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou). Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou), delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then delve into the distant past at Parthenon, then catch a live performance at Herod Atticus Odeon, and finally explore the striking landscape at Areopagus.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Athens are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Parthenon ©
Parthenon
Herod Atticus Odeon ©
Herod Atticus Odeon

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Oia

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
You've added Secret Cafe, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Cultural Village, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, have a few drinks at Secret Cafe, then see the interesting displays at Cultural Village, then explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Pyrgos, and finally kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse, do a tasting at Santo Winery, then don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oia online day trip planner .

You can fly from Athens to Oia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. December in Oia sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Athens.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Pyrgos, Imerovigli, Akrotiri, Kamari, Megalochori - Traditional Village
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Anastasis Church ©
Anastasis Church

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Athens

Athens ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ancient Agora of Athens as well as Monastiraki. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planner .

You can fly from Oia to Athens in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Oia in December, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Athens. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus
Plaka ©
Plaka
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki

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Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
You've now added Temple of Apollo In Delphi to your itinerary. On the 11th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Delphi road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Delphi when traveling from Athens in December, with lows around 4°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou
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Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

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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.
You've now added Monastery of the Great Meteoron to your itinerary. On the 12th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip 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. Traveling from Delphi in December, things will get little chillier in Kalambaka: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Arta.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums
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Roussanou Monastery ©
Roussanou Monastery
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron

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Arta

Arta
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You can drive from Kalambaka to Arta in 3 hours. Traveling from Kalambaka in December, expect Arta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. On the 14th (Sat), you're off toPatras.

Things to do in Arta

Historic Sites Museums
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Patras

Patras ©
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castle of Patras, Agios Andreas Church and Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis). Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the views from Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Andreas Church, and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Patras.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Patras trip maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arta to Patras. December in Patras sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nafplio.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis)
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Castle of Patras ©
Castle of Patras
Archaeological Museum of Patras ©
Archaeological Museum of Patras

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Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Corinth Canal, Akrokorinthos, Nauplion Promenade, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi and then get to know the fascinating history of Nauplion Promenade.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio journey planning app .

Explore your travel options from Patras to Nafplio with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Patras in December, with highs in Nafplio at 13°C and lows at 0°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Corinth
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Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal

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Athens

Athens ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Panathenaic Stadium as well as Hellenic Parliament. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): catch a live event at Panathenaic Stadium, steep yourself in history at Hellenic Parliament, and then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, Athens is a bit warmer than Nafplio - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites
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Hellenic Parliament ©
Hellenic Parliament
Plateia Syntagmatos ©
Plateia Syntagmatos
Panathenaic Stadium ©
Panathenaic Stadium

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