18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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18 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive + Ferry:  4​h
2
Skopelos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Alonnisos
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Skiathos
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Manchester

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Poseidon and Mount Lycabettus. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, get to know the fascinating history of Plaka District, see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip builder.

Manchester, UK to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Athens. Traveling from Manchester in August, things will get warmer in Athens: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Skopelos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kastani Beach and Agios Ioannis Sto Kastri. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Panormos Beach, kick back and relax at Velanio Beach, make a trip to Panagitsa of Pyrgos, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Skopelos trip builder.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Athens to Skopelos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Skopelos, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Alonnisos.

Things to do in Skopelos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Kastani Beach ©
Kastani Beach
Stafilos Beach ©
Stafilos Beach

3
nights
Alonnisos

Alonnisos
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Agios Dimitrios Beach and Leftos Gialos.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alonnisos itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Skopelos to Alonnisos takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Skiathos.

Things to do in Alonnisos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Koukounaries Beach and Troulos Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandraki (Xerxes) Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church and Clock Tower, explore the ancient world of Kastro Ke Medieval Ekklisia, and make a trip to monastero di Panagia Evangelistria.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Skiathos tour planner.

Traveling by car from Alonnisos to Skiathos takes 3 hours. In August in Skiathos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Skiathos

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mandraki Beach ©
Mandraki Beach
monastero di Panagia Evangelistria ©
monastero di Panagia Evangelistria
Kastro Ke Medieval Ekklisia ©
Kastro Ke Medieval Ekklisia

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