10 days in Athens, Nafplio & Greek Isles Itinerary

10 days in Athens, Nafplio & Greek Isles Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens
— 2 nights
2
Nafplio
— 1 night
3
Paradise Beach, Mykonos
— 1 night
4
Naxos
— 2 nights
5
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): delve into the distant past at 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, wander the streets of Plaka, thenpause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Athens visit planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Beirut in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

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

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, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Evaggelistria, and then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nafplio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nafplio, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paradise Beach.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites
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Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

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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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paradise Beach online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Nafplio to Paradise Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or fly. Traveling from Nafplio in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paradise Beach, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Paradise Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Tower of Zevgolis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Aperathitissa, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Fotodotis, and finally stop by Old Town. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, thensee the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Portara.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Naxos travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Paradise Beach to Naxos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. April in Naxos sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

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

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Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santo Winery and Ancient Thera. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Vassaltis Vineyards. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and do a tasting at Gaia Winery.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira online driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos to Fira in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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