13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Santorini, Bus to Kamari
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Kamari, Santorini
— 1 night
Ferry
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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Rhodes
— 2 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Beirut

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Kamari, Santorini

— 1 night
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and then do a tasting at Santo Winery.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kamari road trip planning tool.

Beirut, Lebanon to Kamari is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Beirut in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kamari: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Kamari

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:

Naxos Town, Naxos

— 1 night
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the ancient world of The Temple of Apollo – Portara, then discover the deep blue sea with Blue Fin Divers Naxos Greece, and then visit Kastro.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Naxos Town online visit planner.

Ride a ferry from Kamari to Naxos Town in 2.5 hours. In January in Naxos Town, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Temple of Hephaestus and Acropolis of Athens will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Planet Blue Diving Center in Lavrio--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Plaka, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Monastiraki, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Athens vacation planning app.

Traveling by flight from Naxos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:

Nafplio

— 1 night
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 22nd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, then take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nafplio day trip planner.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in January: high temperatures in Nafplio hover around 11°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:

Kalambaka

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, and then get a dose of the wild on Truffle Hunting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Meteora, and then steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kalambaka trip planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Kalambaka in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nafplio in January, plan for slightly colder days in Kalambaka, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Thessaloniki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, then take a stroll through Ladadika District, and finally don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square.

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Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in January: high temperatures in Thessaloniki hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:

Lindos, Rhodes

— 2 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
On the 26th (Wed), kick back and relax at Glystra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Pavlos Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Epta Piges and then contemplate the long history of Ancient Kamiros.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lindos online route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Thessaloniki to Lindos in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Thessaloniki in January, with highs in Lindos at 17°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.