9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Athens
Drive
2
Delphi
Drive
3
Lefkada Town
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Syvota
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Antirrio
Drive
6
Athens
— 1 night
Fly

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Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Athens visit planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly. In August, daytime highs in Athens are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You will leave for Delphi on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Transportation

Delphi

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Delphi road trip planning site.

You can drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Delphi when traveling from Athens in August, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lefkada Town.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Lefkada Town

— 3 nights
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kathisma Beach and Milos Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pefkoulia Beach and Wooden Bridge. When in Lefkada Town, make a side trip to see Folklore Museum Karia in Karya, approximately Karya away.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lefkada Town trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Delphi to Lefkada Town by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Syvota.

Things to do in Lefkada Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Transportation

Side Trips

Syvota

— 3 nights
Syvota is a village and a former municipality in Thesprotia, Epirus, Greece. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bella Vraka Beach and Pisina Beach. Bring the kids along to Mikri Ammos Beach and To Spiti tou Glykou-Katie's Cakes. Get out of town with these interesting Syvota side-trips: Skala Tzavelena (in Glyki) and Valtos Kalodikiou (in Margariti). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Paraskevi Beach and stroll through Mega Ammos Beach.

Plan my day in Syvota using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Lefkada Town to Syvota in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Antirrio.

Things to do in Syvota

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Antirrio

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Rio Castle and then take in the views from Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis).

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Antirrio trip planner.

Drive from Syvota to Antirrio in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Antirrio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

On the 26th (Mon), stop by Amazing Chocolate.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

Drive from Antirrio to Athens in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Antirrio in August since evenings lows in Athens dip to 29°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Lefkada travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Waterfalls · Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Connected to mainland Greece by a long causeway and floating bridge, Lefkada represents more than just an island paradise of modern seaside resorts and pristine Ionian beaches. Though it measures only 35 km (22 mi) from north to south, the island offers a mosaic of landscapes that include excellent mountain biking spots. Evade the big crowds of the southern coastline's popular beaches and soak up some local culture by visiting the small villages along Lefkada's eastern side, where you can explore traditional taverns known for serving local dishes to the tune of traditional live music.

West Greece travel guide

4.5
Ruins · History Museums · Churches
In contrast to the country's island destinations, West Greece boasts a blend of trendy resorts and pristine natural areas. The region includes the western section of the Greek mainland and the northwestern corner of the Peloponnese, a major tourist destination in and of itself. Culturally and geographically distinct from the rest of the country, West Greece contains valleys and dense forests, sheltering wildlife and native plants. In between these unspoiled natural ecosystems, you'll find tiny traditional settlements, seemingly immune to mass tourism. The pace of life continues slowly here, allowing West Greece to remain one of the last truly "Greek" parts of the country.