15 days in Athens, Naxos & Central Greece Itinerary

15 days in Athens, Naxos & Central Greece Itinerary

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

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Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Relax by the water at Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Mycenae (Golden Mycenae, Archaeological Site Mycenae, &more), St. Luke Archibishop (in Lefkakia) and Kantia Beach (in Kantia). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Agia Dinami, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

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Philadelphia, USA to Athens is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Athens. In August, Athens is somewhat warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Naxos Town

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Psili Ammos Beach and Kastraki Beach. Bring the kids along to Apollonas Beach and Agios Prokopios Beach. Take a break from Naxos Town with a short trip to Agiassos Beach in Agiassos, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mikri Vigla Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Fish & Olive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maragas Beach, and examine the collection at Theatrical Museum Iakovos Kampanellis.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Naxos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, expect nights in Naxos Town to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are little chillier, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Delphi

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Delphi and Delphi Archaeological Museum. Temple of Apollo In Delphi and Agios Nikolaos Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore Delphi's surroundings by going to Sergoulas Beach (in Paralia Sergoulas), Medieval Castle Livadia (in Livadia) and Hosios Loukas (in Distomo). The adventure continues: stroll through Xiliadou Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Naxos Town to Delphi takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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.