8 days in Athens, Chios & Rome Itinerary

8 days in Athens, Chios & Rome Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Moni Mirsinidiou, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

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 8th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally stroll around Philopappos Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, then delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moni Mirsinidiou.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Moni Mirsinidiou, Greece

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll through Nagos Beach, then don't miss a visit to Daskalopetra, then kick back and relax at Glaroi Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Glari Beach.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Moni Mirsinidiou online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Athens to Moni Mirsinidiou in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Moni Mirsinidiou

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa Borghese and Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Piazza Venezia. There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, and make a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning tool.

Drive from Moni Mirsinidiou to Rome in 30 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

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.