9 days in Athens, Skiathos & Skopelos Itinerary

9 days in Athens, Skiathos & Skopelos Itinerary

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9 days in Athens, Skiathos & Skopelos Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 1 night
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Skiathos
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Skopelos
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  4​h
4
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Athens. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Athens hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Skiathos.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Anderssons Bar as well as The Old Port House Bar. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): join in the after-dark buzz at Anderssons Bar, delve into the distant past at Kastro Ke Medieval Ekklisia, don't miss a visit to monastero di Panagia Evangelistria, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lalaria Beach, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at The Old Port House Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Troulos Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mandraki Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Agios Nikolaos Church and Clock Tower.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Skiathos road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Skiathos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Skiathos, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Skopelos.

Things to do in Skiathos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Lalaria Beach ©
Lalaria Beach
Kastro Ke Medieval Ekklisia ©
Kastro Ke Medieval Ekklisia
Agios Nikolaos Church and Clock Tower ©

3
nights
Skopelos

Skopelos ©
Known as one of the Aegean's greenest islands, Skopelos features a long coastline of fine beaches and an interior covered with verdant pine forests, olive groves, and plum orchards.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercurius Bar. Step out of Skopelos with an excursion to National Marine Park of Alonissos and Northern Sporades in Patitiri--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Ioannis Beach, look for gifts at Kactri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stafilos Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Ioannis Chapel.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Skopelos driving holiday planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Skiathos to Skopelos in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. In October in Skopelos, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Skopelos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

National Marine Park of Alonissos and Northern Sporades
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Kastani Beach ©
Kastani Beach
Mercurius Cocktail Bar ©
Mercurius Cocktail Bar
Stafilos Beach ©
Stafilos Beach

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip builder website .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Skopelos to Athens in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Skopelos in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Athens, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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