52 days in Greece Itinerary

52 days in Greece Itinerary

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52 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chania Town, Crete
— 21 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
3
Piraeus
— 20 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Buenos Aires

8
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Lycabettus and Areopagus. Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Food Tours. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio) and Forest Steni Evia (in Steni Dirfyos). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Athens is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Athens. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in December, with highs in Athens at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Forest Steni Evia, Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus
Areopagus
Areopagus

21
nights
Chania Town, Crete

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Visiting Off-Road Tours and Reptisland will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kedrodasos Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: St. Anthony Gorge (Gorge of Patsos) (in Patsos), Rethymnon (Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, Mount Ida, & more) and Plakias (Kourtaliotiko Gorge, Skinaria Beach, & more). Spend the 19th (Sun) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Samaria Gorge National Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Kryonerida Cave, identify plant and animal life at Topolia Gorge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Agii Apostoli Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chania Town journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Chania Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Piraeus.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plakias, Rethymnon, Palaiochora, Sougia, Gorge of Mili
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Off-Road Tours
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park
Reptisland ©
Reptisland

20
nights
Piraeus

Piraeus ©
Piraeus is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece. Get in touch with nature at Bay of Zea (Pasalimani) and Perama Cave. Explore hidden gems such as Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre and Flisvos Marina. Change things up with these side-trips from Piraeus: Monastery of Dormition of the Virgin Lechova (in Kiato), Vouliagmeni (Kavouri Beach, Vouliagmeni Beach, & more) and Lagonisi (Scuba & Snorkeling, Grand Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Peristeri, explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Orchomenus, get outside with Thalassea, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agia Triada.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Piraeus trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Chania Town to Piraeus in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Piraeus

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paleo Faliro, Vouliagmeni, Glyfada, Xylokastro, Elefsina
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Bay of Zea (Pasalimani) ©
Bay of Zea (Pasalimani)
Scuba & Snorkeling
Akti Vouliagmenis ©
Akti Vouliagmenis

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