12 days in Athens & Aegina Itinerary

12 days in Athens & Aegina Itinerary

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12 days in Athens & Aegina Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Aegina
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Athens

8
nights
Athens

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Chiliadou Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Vlachia Beach and Alykes Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Mycenae (Citadel and Treasury of Atreus & Lion Gate), Livanates Beach (in Livanates) and Vouliagmeni Lake (in Loutraki). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, wander the streets of Anafiotika, and stroll around Philopappos Hill.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Athens holiday planning website .

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Athens are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Aegina.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mycenae, Alykes Beach, Vlachia Beach, Vouliagmeni Lake, Corinth Canal
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Food Tours
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal

3
nights
Aegina

Aegina ©
Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 27km from Athens. On the 1st (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Minas Monastery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Klima Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Sea You Concept Store, stop by Iliachtina Arts - Crafts, admire the masterpieces at Musee Christos Capralos, then explore the ancient world of The Tower of Markellos, then see the interesting displays at Historical & Folklore Museum of Aegina, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Isodia Theotokou.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Aegina travel website .

Traveling by car from Athens to Aegina takes 3.5 hours. In August in Aegina, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Aegina

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Agios Minas Monastery ©
Agios Minas Monastery
Monastery of Saint Nectarios ©
Monastery of Saint Nectarios
Archaeological Museum of Aegina ©
Archaeological Museum of Aegina

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