4 days in Athens & Chios Itinerary

4 days in Athens & Chios Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Anavatos
— 1 night
Drive

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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, then take a stroll through Plaka, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

Thessaloniki to Athens is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Thessaloniki in November: high temperatures in Athens hover around 22°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Anavatos.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Anavatos

— 1 night
On the 30th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Anavatos, then explore and take pictures at Nea Moni Monastery, and then kick back and relax at Glari Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Anavatos visit planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Anavatos takes 11 hours. November in Anavatos sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anavatos

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Chios travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Mastic Island
Rich history and scenic landscapes make Chios one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Aegean. Nicknamed the "Mastic Island" because it remains one of the world's major producers and exporters of mastic gum, Chios offers visitors a chance to explore medieval villages and age-old monasteries. Start at the ancient settlement serving as the island's center of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Alternatively, make the southwestern port of Mesta your base for touring a cluster of satellite islands reachable by boat or ferry. The island is nearer to the Turkish coastline than the Greek mainland, and as a result shares much of eastern Turkey's topography of rugged crags and fragrant citrus groves.