9 days in Athens & Zakynthos Itinerary

9 days in Athens & Zakynthos Itinerary

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9 days in Athens & Zakynthos Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Athens
— 5 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Kalamaki
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Go for a jaunt from Athens to Epidavros to see Epidaurus Theater about 1:35 hours away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaka Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Athens travel guide.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. August in Athens sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kalamaki.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Kalamaki

Home to a world-famous beach serving as a protected nesting ground for endangered loggerhead sea turtles, Kalamaki sits on the southeastern coastline of Zakynthos.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): race across the water with a speed boat tour, then step off the mainland to explore Marathonissi (Turtle Island), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Dionisios (St.Denis) Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: work off some steam at Holistic Heaven, kick back and relax at Kalamaki Beach, and then have some family-friendly fun at Fantasy Mini Golf.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kalamaki travel guide.

Getting from Athens to Kalamaki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and car ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kalamaki, with lows of 24°C.

Things to do in Kalamaki

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Tsilivi, Zakynthos, Agios Dionisios Church
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Speed Boats Tours
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Marathonisi (Turtle Island) ©
Marathonisi (Turtle Island)

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