15 days in Athens, Naxos & Central Greece Itinerary

15 days in Athens, Naxos & Central Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Athens, Naxos & Central Greece Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Subway:  13 h 15 min
1
Athens
— 6 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Naxos Town
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  6 h 45 min
3
Delphi
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Philadelphia

6
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Lycabettus and Corinth Canal. Escape the urban bustle at Limni Vouliagmeni and ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Submersible Bridges (in Corinth), Byzantine Museum of Argos (in Argos) and Moni Osiou Patapiou (in Loutraki). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, kick back and relax at Voula Beach, and take a stroll through Anafiotika.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Athens road trip planning app .

Philadelphia, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in August; daily highs in Athens reach 92°F and lows reach 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Loutraki, Nafplio, Corinth, Scuba & Snorkeling, Byzantine Museum of Argos
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Naxos Town

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Agios Prokopios Beach and Amitis Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town and Kastro. Change things up with a short trip to Agios Akepsimas in Mikri Vigla (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, examine the collection at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki, look for gifts at Ta Axotica Gift Shop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mikri Vigla Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Naxos Town trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Naxos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Naxos Town, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Naxos, Mikri Vigla, Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki, Agios Prokopios Beach, Amitis Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Delphi

Delphi ©
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, take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Delphi. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Sergoulas Beach and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Delphi online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Naxos Town to Delphi in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Naxos Town in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Delphi, with lows of 68°F. You will leave for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sergoulas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi ©
Delphi

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