10 days in Athens, Nafplio & Greek Isles Itinerary

10 days in Athens, Nafplio & Greek Isles Itinerary

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10 days in Athens, Nafplio & Greek Isles Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Paradise Beach, Mykonos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Beirut

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 12th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, then take a stroll through Plaka District, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally examine the collection at Acropolis Museum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip maker site .

Beirut, Lebanon to Athens is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Beirut in April, you will find days in Athens are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

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

1
night
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Nauplion Promenade, pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Evaggelistria, then steep yourself in history at Fortress Palamidi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palamidi Castle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nafplio online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in April, Nafplio is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Paradise Beach.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites
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Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

1
night
Paradise Beach, Mykonos

Paradise Beach ©
Sun-drenched Paradise Beach remains largely responsible for Mykonos' nickname, the "Ibiza of Greece." Considered one of the island's major attractions, the beach draws a young crowd of hedonists with its bars and clubs, serving cold drinks and a party atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paradise Beach route planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Nafplio to Paradise Beach in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Nafplio in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Paradise Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Paradise Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Platis Gialos Beach
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Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Paraportiani Church ©
Paraportiani Church
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Tower of Zevgolis, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Aperathitissa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Fotodotis, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, then examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Portara.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Naxos day trip site .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Paradise Beach to Naxos in an hour. April in Naxos sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara
Monastery of Fotodotis ©
Monastery of Fotodotis

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nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Amoudi Bay and Santo Winery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ancient Thera and Gaia Winery. There's still lots to do: trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, learn about winemaking at Vassaltis Vineyards, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock.

To plan Fira vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Naxos to Fira by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. April in Fira sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamari, Santorini, Skaros Rock, Amoudi Bay, Santo Winery
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Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

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