11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Karpathos
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Kalamaki
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Rome


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2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, then wander the streets of Plaka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Athens route planning website .

Rome, Italy to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Athens is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Kalamaki.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Karpathos

Karpathos ©
Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Zoodochos Pigi, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Church of St. Luke, then enjoy the sand and surf at Apella Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Agia Fotini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pigadia Beach, then kick back and relax at Chicken Bay, and then delve into the distant past at Agia Sofia - Paleokastro.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Karpathos trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Karpathos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, you will find days in Karpathos are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kalamaki.

Things to do in Karpathos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Church of Zoodochos Pigi ©
Church of Zoodochos Pigi
Agia Fotini ©
Agia Fotini

6
nights
Kalamaki

Kalamaki ©
Home to a world-famous beach serving as a protected nesting ground for endangered loggerhead sea turtles, Kalamaki sits on the southeastern coastline of Zakynthos.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Agios Dionisios Church and Saint Nicholas Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Porto Roxa Beach and Kalamaki Beach. Step out of Kalamaki with an excursion to Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) in Anafonitria--about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at St Nicholas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Limnionas Beach, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and step off the mainland to explore Marathonisi (Turtle Island).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalamaki online attractions planner .

You can fly from Karpathos to Kalamaki in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Karpathos in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Kalamaki, with highs around 38°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vasilikos, Zakynthos, Zakynthos Town, Keri Lighthouse, Laganas Beach
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Porto Limnionas ©
Porto Limnionas
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
St Nicholas Beach ©
St Nicholas Beach

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