19 days in Greece Itinerary

19 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens
— 4 nights
2
Nafplio
— 3 nights
3
Dimitsana
— 2 nights
4
Olympia
— 1 night
5
Kardamili
— 2 nights
6
Monemvasia
— 2 nights
7
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
8
Athens
— 1 night

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
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: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary tool.

Boston, USA to Athens is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Athens is 7 hours. Traveling from Boston in January, expect nights in Athens to be warmer, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nafplio: Ktima Palivou (in Nemea) and Corinth (Akrokorinthos & Corinth Canal). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Luke Archibishop, and explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nafplio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in January: high temperatures in Nafplio hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dimitsana.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Corinth, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Ktima Palivou
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Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation ©
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation

2
nights
Dimitsana

Dimitsana ©
Dimitsana is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. On the 27th (Wed), examine the collection at Offshore Hydropower Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Kapsia Cave, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Aimyalon Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Monastery of the Philosopher. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Lousios Gorge, delve into the distant past at Karytaina Castle, and then stroll through The Menalon Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dimitsana journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Dimitsana takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Dimitsana

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Karytaina Castle, Kapsia Cave, The Menalon Trail
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The Menalon Trail ©
The Menalon Trail

1
night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and then pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum and then do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Olympia trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Dimitsana to Olympia takes 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dimitsana in January: high temperatures in Olympia hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kardamili.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Wineries
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia

2
nights
Kardamili

Kardamili ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get outside with Vyros Gorge, explore the historical opulence of Mourtzinos Castle, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Sophia, and finally steep yourself in history at The House of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kardamili trip builder app.

You can drive from Olympia to Kardamili in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kardamili can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Kardamili

Historic Sites Outdoors
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The House of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor ©
Church of Agia Sophia ©
Church of Agia Sophia

2
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monemvasia: Sparta (Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta & Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, do a tasting at Monemvasia Winery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Pavlos, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Monemvasia journey builder app.

You can drive from Kardamili to Monemvasia in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Velies, Sparta, Liapades Bay
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Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church
Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil ©
Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 4th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, thentake an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Domaine Paterianakis- Κτήμα Πατεριανάκη, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, thenstop by Cretan Tradition, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Heraklion online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Monemvasia to Heraklion with the Route module. February in Heraklion sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kazantzakis Museum, Cretan Tradition, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
The Natural History Museum of Crete
Kazantzakis Museum ©
Kazantzakis Museum

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
On the 6th (Sat), look for gifts at Artpoint Store and then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find out how to plan a trip to Athens, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping Historic Sites
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Artpoint Store ©
Artpoint Store
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens

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