5 days in Athens & Sounio Itinerary

5 days in Athens & Sounio Itinerary

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5 days in Athens & Sounio Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sounio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Athens

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 22nd (Mon), wander the streets of Ermou Street, take a stroll through Plaka, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, and then stop by The Loom.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip builder app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sounio.

Things to do in Athens

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach

3
nights
Sounio

Sounio ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stroll through Sounio Beach and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Poseidon. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Grand Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kape Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sounio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Sounio takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sounio are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sounio

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Grand Beach, Ancient Theater of Thorikos, Mineralogical Museum
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Sounio Beach ©
Sounio Beach
Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon

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