8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Cairo

3
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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Athens trip simple and quick.

Cairo, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in December: high temperatures in Athens hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 14th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then don't miss a visit to Meteora.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kalambaka holiday app .

Getting from Athens to Kalambaka by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in December, expect Kalambaka to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then catch some excitement at Locked escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Kalambaka in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Thessaloniki, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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 16th (Mon), delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Thessaloniki to Heraklion in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in December, expect Heraklion to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan

Similar Plans

11 days in Athens BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Athens BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Athens BY A USER FROM JORDAN October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Athens BY A USER FROM INDONESIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Greece & Turkey BY A USER FROM EGYPT May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Athens & Fira BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, teens, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Mani Peninsula & Athens BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Athens BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Greece BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA September, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Athens BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans