6 days in Greece Itinerary

6 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece planner

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Athens
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Athens
— 4 nights
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Fira, Santorini
— 1 night
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Athens
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Paris, France to Athens is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Athens due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Athens at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio--about 1h 15 min away. Enjoy Athens some more: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, see where the action happens at Panathenaic Stadium, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Fira, Santorini

— 1 night
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 31st (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, then examine the collection at Cultural Village, then learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fira road trip planning site.

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, you will find days in Fira are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, catch a live event at Panathenaic Stadium, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites
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Greece travel guide

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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.