9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planning site.

Vienna, Austria to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Athens is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in March: high temperatures in Athens hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Nafplio

— 2 nights
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 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Spyridonas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, and then look for gifts at T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nafplio online holiday planner.

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Athens in March, with highs in Nafplio at 16°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Delphi

— 1 night
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then steep yourself in history at Delphi, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Delphi tour website.

You can drive from Nafplio to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Delphi are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

Kalambaka

— 1 night
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 19th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and then contemplate the long history of Roussanou Monastery.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kalambaka online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Delphi in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kalambaka: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:

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.