11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Hydra
— 1 night
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Oia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fira
— 1 night
Fly
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 1 night
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Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Monastiraki as well as Anafiotika. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then wander the streets of Anafiotika, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally take a stroll through Ermou Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lycabettus and then wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Athens day trip planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Athens. While traveling from Dubai, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. You will leave for Hydra on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

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Hydra

Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Hydra. December in Hydra sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Hydra

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

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Oia

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
The Castle of St Nicholas has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Oria Gallery and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, and then steep yourself in history at The Castle of St Nicholas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oia trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hydra to Oia. Traveling from Hydra in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Oia, with lows around 13°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Fira.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Three Bells of Fira has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Three Bells of Fira, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira online trip itinerary maker.

Fira is very close to Oia. In December, daytime highs in Fira are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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Thessaloniki

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 30th (Mon): wander the streets of Ladadika District, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, and then examine the collection at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina).

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki driving holiday planner.

Fly from Fira to Thessaloniki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Fira in December, things will get little chillier in Thessaloniki: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

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Nafplio

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, and then look for gifts at Olive Tree Boutique.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nafplio online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Nafplio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Nafplio are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.