18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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18 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Milos
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Naxos
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
4
Paros
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Ios
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Perissa
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Athens

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've added Monastiraki, Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou), Ermou Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena Nike, explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, then admire the striking features of Parthenon, then contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally wander the streets of Ermou Street. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, get a sense of history and politics at Hellenic Parliament, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then delve into the distant past at Theatre of Dionysus, and finally wander the streets of Plaka District.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Athens itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Milos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Parthenon ©
Parthenon
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pollonia Beach, Sarakiniko Beach and Church of Agios Haralambos. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Catacombs of Milos.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Milos tour planner.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Milos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in June: highs in Milos hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Milos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Church of Agios Haralambos ©
Church of Agios Haralambos
Catacombs of Milos ©
Catacombs of Milos

few
hours
Naxos

Naxos ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kastro, Temple of Apollo and Portara.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Naxos trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Milos to Naxos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kastro ©
Kastro
Portara ©
Portara

5
nights
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paros Park, Paros Ancient Cemetery, Entropy Bar, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral and Lefkes. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum and look for all kinds of wild species at Valley of Butterflies (Petaloudes Park).

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Paros itinerary maker.

Ride a ferry from Naxos to Paros in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Paros are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Ios.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani
Lefkes ©
Lefkes

6
nights
Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mojito bar ios, Coo Bar Ios, Pash Night Club, and other attractions. Get outdoors at Manganari Beach and Mylopotas Beach. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to La Tomba di Omero, examine the collection at Chora Museum, Ios, kick back and relax at Ag. Theodoti Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ios travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Paros to Ios takes 1.5 hours. June in Ios sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Perissa.

Things to do in Ios

Nightlife Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mojito bar ios ©
Mojito bar ios
Manganari Beach ©
Manganari Beach
Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach

1
night
Perissa

Perissa ©
One of Santorini's seaside treasures, Perissa provides travelers with a lively restaurant scene and easy access to several archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri and then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Perissa vacation planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ios to Perissa in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perissa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Akrotiri
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

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