36 days in The Balkans Itinerary

36 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Athens
— 18 nights
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Patras
— 6 nights
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Kalavrita
— 6 nights
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Spetses
— 1 night
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Athens
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 18 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Ktima Palivou (in Nemea) and Mycenae (Lion Gate & Archaeological Site Mycenae). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade.

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Charleston, USA to Athens is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Charleston to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. You'll set off for Patras on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Patras

— 6 nights
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Get out of town with these interesting Patras side-trips: MoKa Honey (in Itea), The Statue of Cervantes (in Naupactus) and Galaxidi (Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi & Agios Nikolaos Church). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at National Park of Kotychi and Strofylia Wetlands. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Achaia Clauss Winery, trek along Viotopos Dasous Strofilias, step into the grandiose world of Rio Castle, and take in the views from Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis).

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You can drive from Athens to Patras in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in June since evenings lows in Patras dip to 63°F. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kalavrita.

Things to do in Patras

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kalavrita

— 6 nights
Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalavrita: Lake Doxa (in Feneos), Agios Demetrios (in Drakovouni) and Olympia (Klio's Honey Farm, Hermes by Praxiteles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, contemplate the long history of Topos Thysias, explore the fascinating underground world of Spileo Limnon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekklisia Agios Vlasios.

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Traveling by car from Patras to Kalavrita takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Patras in June since evenings lows in Kalavrita dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Spetses.

Things to do in Kalavrita

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Spetses

— 1 night
Spetses is an affluent island and a municipality in the Islands regional unit, Attica, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Spetses Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Bouboulina's Museum, appreciate the history behind Bouboulina's Statue, then ride a horse along Gregs Spetses Horses, and finally Head underground at Bekiri Cave.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Kalavrita to Spetses. In July, daytime highs in Spetses are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Spetses

Parks · Trails · Tours · Outdoors

Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then examine the collection at Technopolis City of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Kolonaki Square and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

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Ride a ferry from Spetses to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Spetses in July, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites