17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Fly:  18​h
1
Athens
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
+2
train + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
4
Naxos
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Perissa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Charleston


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5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaka District and Parthenon. Let the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, stroll through Glyfada Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Byzantine & Christian Museum.

For where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Athens vacation trip planner.

Charleston, USA to Athens is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Charleston, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Delphi

Delphi ©
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 3rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum and then explore the ancient world of Delphi Ruins.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Delphi trip itinerery planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in January, Delphi is slightly colder at night with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ieros Naos Kimiseos tis Theotokou, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then stroll through Meteora.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Kalambaka

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

5
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Popular historic sites such as Little Venice and Old Town are in your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Panormos Beach and Paradise Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naxos: Mykonos Town (The Windmills (Kato Milli) & Paraportiani Church). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alyko Dimou Naxou, and explore the ancient world of Portara.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Naxos itinerary planner.

Getting from Kalambaka to Naxos by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, car ferry, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Kalambaka in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Naxos, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Perissa.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Perissa

Perissa ©
One of Santorini's seaside treasures, Perissa provides travelers with a lively restaurant scene and easy access to several archaeological sites.
Get a sense of the local culture at Akrotiri and Venetsanos Winery. Visit Red Beach and Caldera Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at KAMARA BEACH, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Perissa trip itinerery planner.

Traveling by car ferry from Naxos to Perissa takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Perissa can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santo Winery, Kamari Beach, Artemis Karamolegos Winery, Perivolos
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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