23 days in Athens, Skiathos & Alonnisos Itinerary

23 days in Athens, Skiathos & Alonnisos Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Skiathos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Alonnisos
— 14 nights
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Athens trip planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Athens is minus 8 hours. In May, Athens is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Skiathos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Skiathos

Skiathos ©
Boasting some of Greece's finest beaches, Skiathos swells with vacationers from colder European countries at the height of the tourist season.
On the 24th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Skiathos Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Kastro Ke Medieval Ekklisia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lalaria Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Panagia Eikonistria Monastery, stroll through Koukounaries Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Troulos Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Skiathos road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Skiathos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Skiathos, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alonnisos.

Things to do in Skiathos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lalaria Beach ©
Lalaria Beach
Kastro Ke Medieval Ekklisia ©
Kastro Ke Medieval Ekklisia
Koukounaries Beach ©
Koukounaries Beach

14
nights
Alonnisos

Alonnisos ©
Explore Alonnisos' surroundings by going to Skopelos (Limnonari Beach, Sendoukia Pirate Graves, &more), Skopelos Town (Monastery of Metamorphosis of Sotiras, Monastery of Timios Prodromos, &more) and Stafilos Beach (in Stafylos).

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Alonnisos online road trip planner.

You can drive from Skiathos to Alonnisos in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Alonnisos are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Alonnisos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Skopelos
Highlights from your plan
Stafilos Beach ©
Stafilos Beach
Mikros Mourtias ©
Mikros Mourtias
Saint Riginos Monastery ©
Saint Riginos Monastery

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