10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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10 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kastoria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Mystras
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Athens

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Meteora. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip builder tool .

Athens to Kalambaka is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September, Kalambaka is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kastoria.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

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Kastoria

Kastoria ©
Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. On the 13th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Dragon (Spilia tou drakou), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orestiada, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kastorian Byzantine Churches..

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Kastoria itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Kastoria in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kastoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Orestiada ©
Lake Orestiada

2
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
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 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Ladadika District. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), then explore the ancient world of Rotunda, then contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Thessaloniki day trip tool .

Drive from Kastoria to Thessaloniki in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kastoria in September, Thessaloniki is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mystras.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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Mystras

Mystras ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Amyklaion and Sanctuary of Apollo, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological site of Mystra, and finally contemplate the long history of Mystras.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mystras trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Thessaloniki to Mystras with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Mystras can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Mystras

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sparta, Amyklaion and Sanctuary of Apollo
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Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra
Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil ©

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nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 17th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, then step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress, and finally steep yourself in history at Liotrivi Historical Mansion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, then do a tasting at Monemvasia Winery, and finally kick back and relax at Plytras Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Monemvasia day trip tool .

Drive from Mystras to Monemvasia in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Velies, Plytras Beach
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Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church

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nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, then snap pictures at Arkadiko Bridge, and then contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nafplio trip planner .

Drive from Monemvasia to Nafplio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Nafplio sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

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