23 days in Greece Itinerary

23 days in Greece Itinerary

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23 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Karditsa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Volos
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Skiathos
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): wander the streets of Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Athens. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Athens at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Karditsa.

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

2
nights
Karditsa

Karditsa ©
Karditsa is a city in western Thessaly in mainland Greece. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Karditsa and then see human ingenuity at work at Plastiras Dam. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Fanari Castle, have fun at Filoneikos, then walk around Pafsilipo Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Dimotiki Pinakothhkhi Karditsas.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Karditsa trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Athens to Karditsa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Athens in August, Karditsa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Volos.

Things to do in Karditsa

Parks Tours Fun & Games
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Archaeological Museum of Karditsa ©

1
day
Volos

Volos ©
Volos is a coastal port city in Thessaly situated midway on the Greek mainland, about 330km north of Athens and 220km south of Thessaloniki. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Paschalis Art House, hike along Centaurs' Path, then take an in-depth tour of Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos, and finally see the interesting displays at The Rooftile and Brickworks Museum N. & S. Tsalapatas.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Volos online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Karditsa to Volos takes 2 hours. August in Volos sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Skiathos.

Things to do in Volos

Museums Outdoors Trails
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Paschalis Art House ©
Paschalis Art House
Centaurs' Path ©
Centaurs' Path

9
nights
Skiathos

Skiathos ©
Boasting some of Greece's finest beaches, Skiathos swells with vacationers from colder European countries at the height of the tourist season.
Explore Skiathos' surroundings by going to Panagitsa of Pyrgos (in Skopelos Town), Stafilos Beach (in Stafylos) and Skopelos (Kastani Beach, Panormos Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lalaria Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Panagia Kechria, enjoy the sand and surf at Achladies beach, and explore the ancient world of Kastro Ke Medieval Ekklisia.

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Traveling by car from Volos to Skiathos takes 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Volos in August: highs in Skiathos hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Skiathos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skopelos
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Kastani Beach ©
Kastani Beach
Kastro Ke Medieval Ekklisia ©
Kastro Ke Medieval Ekklisia
Koukounaries Beach ©
Koukounaries Beach

5
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Change things up with a short trip to Perissa Black Sand Beach in Perissa (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary site .

Getting from Skiathos to Fira by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Fira are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Oia, Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Skaros Rock
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
nights
Athens

On the 23rd (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then get great views at Mount Lycabettus, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip builder app .

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Food Tours
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

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