16 days in The Balkans Itinerary

16 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corinth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Patras
— 4 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Athens
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step out of Athens with an excursion to Seahorse Dive Center in Vari--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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Porto, Portugal to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Porto to Athens. In June, Athens is somewhat warmer than Porto - with highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nafplio

— 2 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Bourtzi, get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, then pause for some photo ops at Lion of Bavaria, then take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and finally explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nafplio online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nafplio, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Corinth.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Corinth

— 2 nights
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Archea Korinthos. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Akrokorinthos, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corinth, then do a tasting at Ktima Palivou, then learn about winemaking at Ktima Bairaktaris, and finally stop by Kilix Ceramic Crafts.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Corinth online route builder.

You can drive from Nafplio to Corinth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Corinth when traveling from Nafplio in June, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Patras.

Things to do in Corinth

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Patras

— 4 nights
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Explore Patras' surroundings by going to Agios Nicolaos Church (in Katakolo), Olympia (Olympia Land Winery, Klio's Honey Farm, &more) and Port of Killini (in Kyllini). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea, appreciate the history behind The Statue of Cervantes, learn about winemaking at Achaia Clauss Winery, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Patras.

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You can drive from Corinth to Patras in 2 hours. Traveling from Corinth in June, Patras is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Delphi

— 1 night
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 29th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Delphi journey app.

Traveling by car from Patras to Delphi takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Delphi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Keep things going the next day: stop by Old Orient Jewelry, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Athens road trip planning website.

You can drive from Delphi to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping