15 days in Athens, Naxos & Central Greece Itinerary

15 days in Athens, Naxos & Central Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 6 nights
Fly
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Naxos Town
— 4 nights
Fly to Athens, Bus to Delphi
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Delphi
— 3 nights
Bus to Μυκονιατικα, Fly to Philadelphia

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Athens

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Lycabettus and Voula Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Temple of Hephaestus and Corinth Canal. Venture out of the city with trips to Submersible Bridges (in Isthmia), Byzantine Museum of Argos (in Argos) and Loutraki (Limni Vouliagmeni & Moni Osiou Patapiou). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and wander the streets of Anafiotika.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary planning app.

Philadelphia, USA to Athens is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Athens. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 92°F and 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Naxos Town

— 4 nights
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Town and Agios Prokopios Beach. Attractions like Plaka Beach and Mikri Vigla Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: stroll through Abram Beach, examine the collection at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki, cool off at Aqua Fun Water Park, and steep yourself in history at Kastro.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Naxos Town tour itinerary website.

You can fly from Athens to Naxos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for slightly colder days in Naxos Town, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Delphi

— 3 nights
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church, get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Delphi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sergoulas Beach and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Delphi itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Naxos Town to Delphi in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Traveling from Naxos Town in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Delphi, with lows around 68°F. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Naxos travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and advantageous winds, the island offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and other watersports. Most of the island's western coastline boasts one sandy beach splashed by blue waters rich in marine life--a big draw for amateur scuba divers. The mountainous interior provides a look at the quieter side of the island, featuring a patchwork of lush valleys, quaint villages, and ancient sites. For a change of pace and a bit of modern dining and shopping, visit Hora, the island's biggest city.

Central Greece travel guide

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Ruins · History Museums · Churches
Central Greece became a major travel destination thousands of years ago, known around the ancient world as the home of the famous oracle of Apollo. Today, the small town of Delphi and its eponymous archaeological site top the itinerary of most visitors to Central Greece. Sightseers visit this site by the thousands to admire the mastery of ancient Greek builders, who constructed a vast complex of buildings to mark what they thought of as the center of the universe. The rest of the region remains a less-trodden land of pristine mountains, rivers, forests, ravines, and caves. Central Greece also contains a long coastline and boasts some of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean.