12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Vouliagmeni
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Corinth
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Tripoli
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Olympia
— 1 night
6
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Porto Rafti Beach and Akti tou Iliou. Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Athena Nike and Food Tours. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, wander the streets of Plaka, and explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in August: high temperatures in Athens hover around 39°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vouliagmeni.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Akti tou Iliou, Legrena Beach
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Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

1
night
Vouliagmeni

Vouliagmeni ©
Vouliagmeni is a seaside town and former municipality 20 km south of Athens, Greece. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vouliagmeni Beach. On the 20th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Temple of Poseidon and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kape Beach. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Kavouri Beach, then kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Faneromeni.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vouliagmeni attractions website .

You can drive from Olympia to Vouliagmeni in 4 hours. Traveling from Olympia in August, Vouliagmeni is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vouliagmeni

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach
Panagia Faneromeni ©
Panagia Faneromeni

few
hours
Corinth

Corinth
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
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You can drive from Vouliagmeni to Corinth in 1.5 hours. In August in Corinth, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), you're off toTripoli.

Things to do in Corinth

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Tripoli

Tripoli ©
Tripoli is a city in the central part of the Peloponnese, in Greece. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Tegea, pick up some local products at Street Market Tripoli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, and finally see the interesting displays at War Museum of Tripoli.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tripoli online attractions planner .

You can drive from Corinth to Tripoli in an hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Corinth in August since evenings lows in Tripoli dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou
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Archaeological Site of Tegea ©
Archaeological Site of Tegea

1
night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
On the 16th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Olympia, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, and finally see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Olympia online trip builder .

Drive from Tripoli to Olympia in 2 hours. Traveling from Tripoli in August, Olympia is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites
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3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and finally explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium. On the next day, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Olympia to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Olympia in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 29°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Museum of Cycladic Art ©
Museum of Cycladic Art
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Theater of Dionysus ©
Theater of Dionysus

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