11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Travel:  5​h
2
Hydra
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
3
Oia
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Fira
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Nafplio
— 1 night
+4
Bus + Foot + Subway + Train + Fly:  12​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
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 Monastiraki as well as Anafiotika. On the 24th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Anafiotika, then wander the streets of Plaka, and finally take a stroll through Ermou Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus and then stop by Monastiraki.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens online day trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Athens, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect nights in Athens to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are cooler, around 17°C. You'll set off for Hydra on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki

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Hydra

Hydra ©
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. 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.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hydra vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Athens to Hydra. December in Hydra sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Hydra

Historic Sites
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Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra ©
Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra

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nights
Oia

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Byzantine Castle Ruins has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Oria Gallery and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, and then explore the historical opulence of Byzantine Castle Ruins.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oia vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Hydra to Oia with the Route module. Traveling from Hydra in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Oia. On the 29th (Sun), you're off toFira.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Domaine Sigalas ©
Domaine Sigalas

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night
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You've now added Three Bells of Fira to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Three Bells of Fira, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary planning site .

Fira is just a short distance from Oia. In December, daytime highs in Fira are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Akrotiri
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Three Bells of Fira
Three Bells of Fira

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): visit Ladadika District, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, and finally steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, and then examine the collection at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina).

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Thessaloniki travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Fira to Thessaloniki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fira in December: high temperatures in Thessaloniki hover around 13°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Arch of Galerius ©
Arch of Galerius

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night
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 1st (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and then stop by Olive Tree Boutique.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nafplio online attractions planner .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Nafplio in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Nafplio are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Olive Tree Boutique
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Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Bourtzi ©
Bourtzi

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