11 days in Athens & Patras Itinerary

11 days in Athens & Patras Itinerary

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11 days in Athens & Patras Itinerary

Start: Tehran
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Patras
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Tehran

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Church of Kapnikarea. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Technohoros Art Gallery and Onassis Cultural Centre. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Eleni Marneri Galerie, take a stroll through Plaka, and admire the masterpieces at Frissiras Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Athens road trip tool .

Tehran, Iran to Athens is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tehran to Athens is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tehran in June, you will find days in Athens are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Patras.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

5
nights
Patras

Patras ©
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Archaeological Museum of Olympia and Archimedes Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Ancient Olympia and Rio Castle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Patras: Naupactus (The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos & Nafpaktos Old Port), Olympia (Klio's Honey Farm, Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, & more) and Municipal Museum of the Holocaust of Kalavryta (in Kalavrita). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Achaia Clauss Winery and take in the views from Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis).

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Drive from Athens to Patras in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in June since evenings lows in Patras dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Patras

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Olympia, Naupactus, Rio Castle, The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis)
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

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