5 Days in Greece: Our Recommendations

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With captivating landscapes, remote islands and a history stretching back to the dawn of civilization, Greece offers ample options regardless of the duration of your stay in the country. Those on a fortnight-long vacation can combine hiking around Mount Parnassus with island-hopping and beach stay, while those planning to spend around 5 days in Greece will have to choose between available options. Having covered the highlights of Athens, you can either head north to discover Delphi and the cliff-facing monasteries of Meteora, or settle for a boat ride to the sultry islands in the Aegean Sea. Check out our 5-day itineraries in Greece for more information.

5 days in Greece: Art and Architecture tour of Crete

Knossos palace is famous for its greek mythology and architecture.
Explore Knossos Palace, the largest bronze age archaeological site at Crete.
Day 1 Transfer from Heraklion airport to your accommodation
Day 2 Take a boat to Spinalonga, a Venetian colony
Day 3 Discover the legend of Minotaur in the Palace of Knossos
Day 4 Go on an off-road adventure in the birthplace of Zeus
Day 5 Bid farewell to Greece

Unravel the myths and legends surrounding the land of King Minos during your 5 days in Greece with this tour. Your journey starts with a boat trip to Spinalonga, a Venetian fortress that was later converted into a leper colony. Discover how lepers attempted to live ordinary lives in the colony, then go on an off-road drive across the birthplace of Zeus. Explore the Lassithi Plateau, where time virtually stands still. See tour.

5 days in Greece: Historical Greece Holiday

Athens and its lively Monastiraki and The Acropolis.
Enjoy your time in Athens, and delve into the Greek culture and cuisines.
Monasteries of Meteora is famous for being perched up on the rocks.
Perched upon a rock, Monasteries of Meteroa houses many ancient artifacts.
Day 1 Arrive in Athens, explore the city on your own
Day 2 Discover the highlights of Athens
Day 3 Drive north from Athens to Delphi
Day 4 Unravel the mysteries of Meteora’s clifftop monasteries
Day 5 Transfer back to the airport in Athens

This trip is perfect for budding archaeologists and those looking to experience the history of Greece in a short duration. Travel back in time in Athens before heading for Delphi via Thebes, Levadia, and the mountainous town of Arachova. Marvel at the charming village of Kalambaka, and admire the beauty of the cliff-top monasteries of Meteora. You will also get the chance to see the awe-inspiring statue of Leonidas on your way back to Athens. See tour.

While it is true that you cannot explore the country inside out during 5 days in Greece, the duration is enough to tick off the highlights and kick back on a sandy stretch. Browse through our travel guide for more details, or get in touch with our travel experts in Greece to learn more about all that the country has to offer.

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  • Nikos Theodoris
    Nikos Theodoris
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    Nicole Morello
    Travel Expert in Greece & Italy
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