10 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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10 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Venice, Italy
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Aegina, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Venice, Italy

3
nights
Aegina, Greece

Aegina ©
Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 27km from Athens. Relax by the water at Marathonas beach and Klima Beach. Musee Christos Capralos and Archaeological Museum of Aegina will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at EKPAZ - Hellenic Wildlife Hospital, look for gifts at Fish Market, stroll through Moni Island Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Saint Nicholas the Thalassinos.

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Venice, Italy to Aegina is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Aegina at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Aegina

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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EKPAZ - Hellenic Wildlife Hospital ©
Temple of Aphaia ©
Temple of Aphaia
Musee Christos Capralos ©
Musee Christos Capralos

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Dasoktima Tatoiou. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then stroll through Glyfada Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Monastiraki.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Athens online holiday planner .

Getting from Aegina to Athens by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and subway; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Glyfada Beach, Dasoktima Tatoiou
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Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Streetfor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Topkapi Palace. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, kick back and relax at Florya Sahil Parkı, stroll through Dalia Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya).

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Istanbul road trip tool .

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Rhodes Town to Istanbul in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rhodes Town in August, Istanbul is a bit cooler at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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