12 days in Athens, Paros & Milos Itinerary

12 days in Athens, Paros & Milos Itinerary

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Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Limni Vouliagmeni and Corinth Canal. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Submersible Bridges (in Corinth), Lion Gate (in Mycenae) and Moni Osiou Patapiou (in Loutraki). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the landmark architecture of Vouleftiko (Old State House), get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

London, UK to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in August, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are much warmer (29°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Paros.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Paros

— 4 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town and Naos tou Apollona - Portara. Go for a jaunt from Paros to Naxos Town to see Theatrical Museum Iakovos Kampanellis about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Lefkes, stroll through Agia Irini Beach, step into the grandiose world of Venetian Fortress, and kick back and relax at Logaras Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paros trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Paros in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paros, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Milos.

Things to do in Paros

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Milos

— 3 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sarakiniko Beach and Kleftiko Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Firiplaka Beach, examine the collection at Sand Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Provatas Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Milos.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Milos online holiday planner.

You can travel from Paros to Milos in 8 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Milos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums