24 days in Athens, Poros & Hydra Itinerary

24 days in Athens, Poros & Hydra Itinerary

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Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): visit Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Athens tour planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. In August, Athens is much warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Poros.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Poros

— 9 nights
Poros is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, about 58km south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200m wide sea channel, with the town of Galatas on the mainland across the strait. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poros: Ceramotechnica Xipolias (in Ligourio), Epidavros (The Sunken City - Ancient Epidaurus, Epidive Center, &more) and Kranidi (Paralia Lepitsa & Didyma Caves). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Poros Beach, don't miss a visit to Poros Port, appreciate the extensive heritage of Love Bay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Agioi Anargyroi Chapel.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Poros trip maker.

Drive from Athens to Poros in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Poros are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hydra.

Things to do in Poros

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hydra

— 1 night
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mount Eros Hydra, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint Nicholas Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bisti Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum), then admire the masterpieces at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, then pause for some photo ops at Andrea Miaoulis Monument, and finally ride a horse along Harriets Hydra Horses.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hydra trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Poros to Hydra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Poros.

Things to do in Hydra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Poros

— 6 nights
For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Poros trip itinerary planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Hydra to Poros in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. You'll set off for Athens on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Poros

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nightlife

Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae), Nafplio (Bourtzi & Nauplion Promenade) and Corinth (Archea Korinthos & Corinth Canal). See even more of Athens: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and stop by Monastiraki.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Athens travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by journey from Poros to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips