9 days in Athens & Nafplio Itinerary

9 days in Athens & Nafplio Itinerary

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9 days in Athens & Nafplio Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nafplio
— 4 nights
+3
bus + foot + subway + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
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, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Athens trip maker app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in December: high temperatures in Athens hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

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

4
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
When in Nafplio, make a side trip to see The Great Theatre of Epidaurus in Epidavros, approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nafplio day trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Athens in December; daily highs in Nafplio reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

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