7 days in Athens, Kalambaka & Galaxidi Itinerary

7 days in Athens, Kalambaka & Galaxidi Itinerary

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7 days in Athens, Kalambaka & Galaxidi Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Galaxidi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
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.
Step out of Athens to go to Mycenae and see Archaeological Site Mycenae, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip planning app .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In October in Athens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Athens to Kalambaka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, Kalambaka is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Galaxidi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

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Galaxidi

Galaxidi ©
Galaxidi or Galaxeidi, is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of Phocis, Greece. On the 25th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church, then relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey, and finally kick back and relax at Itea Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Galaxidi vacation planner.

Drive from Kalambaka to Galaxidi in 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in October: high temperatures in Galaxidi hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Galaxidi

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Itea
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MoKa Honey ©
MoKa Honey

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Athens

Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and then take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Athens journey planner .

Drive from Galaxidi to Athens in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Food Tours
National Garden ©
National Garden
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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