11 days in Athens & Aegina Itinerary

11 days in Athens & Aegina Itinerary

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11 days in Athens & Aegina Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 7 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Aegina
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 30​min
End: Athens

7
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, and take an in-depth tour of Byzantine & Christian Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Athens online visit planner .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In December in Athens, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Aegina

Aegina ©
Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 27km from Athens. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Musee Christos Capralos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moni Island Beach. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Saint Nicholas the Thalassinos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marathonas beach, then contemplate the long history of Temple of Aphaia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Minas Monastery.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Aegina online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Athens to Aegina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Aegina can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aegina

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Temple of Aphaia ©
Temple of Aphaia
Musee Christos Capralos ©
Musee Christos Capralos

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