16 days in Athens & Sami Itinerary

16 days in Athens & Sami Itinerary

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16 days in Athens & Sami Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
2
Sami
— 10 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Budapest

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Akrokorinthos (in Corinth) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and stop by Plaka.

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

Budapest, Hungary to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sami.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Akrokorinthos
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

10
nights
Sami

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Venture out of the city with trips to Assos (in Assos), Argostolion (Catholic church of St Nicolai, Drapano Bridge (De Bosset), &more) and Makris Gialos Beach (in Lassi). There's still lots to do: get outside with Vathy Bay, experience rural life at Dias Beekeeping, enjoy the sand and surf at Emplisi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanali Beach.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sami trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Athens to Sami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Sami dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sami

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Argostolion, Ithaca, Lixouri, Cephalonia, Svoronata
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Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach
Argo Daily Cruises ©
Argo Daily Cruises
Skala Beach ©
Skala Beach

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