Day trips from Athens

While there are plenty of things to do in Athens , you should not miss checking out the close-by destinations, which are excellent for day trips. The islands of Hydra is a lovely choice if you are not looking for a beach destination, while the historic sites at Mycenae, Epidaurus or Sounion are great choices if you want to learn more about the Greek history.

Itinerary: 5 Days on the Island of Ios

Ios is of the Cyclades, located very close to Santorini (about ½ h on the high-speed ferry) and Folegrandos. The port of Piraeus (Athens) is much further away (about 5 hours on the high-speed ferry). Very well known as a party island during the summer, Ios has a super interesting vibe right before the start…

Hiking on Ios: Mylopotas Beach to Klima Beach

We love to walk & hike! When we were researching our vacation in Greece (n.a. 2017), we came upon some ideas for hiking on Ios. The problem? We couldn’t figure out where to get maps from (whether online or offline). The solution: a guided walk / hike, of course. I do believe that all things…

Packing List for Greece: Athens & The Cyclades

What does a packing list for 10 days in Greece look like for a couple that travels carry-on only? After only one flight with a checked bag (we didn’t pay for) back in 2011, we have decided it was time to learn how to pack to not carry stuff we really wouldn’t need anyway. Need…

Perfect 10 Days in Greece

Ten days and six places in Greece is probably a bit too much for many travelers. The itinerary starts in Athens, visits Corfu, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Mykonos and Santorini. If it’s too much for you, then you can tweak it according to your needs. If for example, you don’t want to travel to Thessaloniki, you can…