8 days in Athens & Faroe Islands Itinerary

8 days in Athens & Faroe Islands Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Tiryns (in Nafplio). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, see the interesting displays at Numismatic Museum, and stop by Monastiraki.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Athens itinerary site.

If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Torshavn.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Torshavn, Faroe Islands

— 4 nights
Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Torshavn: Nolsoyar Viti (in Nolsoy) and Mulafossur Waterfall (in Vagar Island). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Listasavn Foroya, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkjubour Cathedral, and explore and take pictures at Torshavn Cathedral.

Before you visit Torshavn, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Athens to Torshavn in 10 hours. Traveling from Athens to Torshavn, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Torshavn is colder than Athens - with highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Torshavn

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Faroe Islands travel guide

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Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Tourist Spots
Remote and picturesque, Faroe Islands represent a mosaic of green pastures and treeless moors. While on tour of Faroe Islands, you'll find that the sea is never more than a stone's throw away, even when you're deep inland. Traditions remain strong in the self-governing archipelago, known for coastlines made of steep cliffs and deep fjords. Your sightseeing in Faroe Islands options include long walks across the interior, where you'll have to brave shifty weather, and schooner or wooden sloop expeditions to see the fjords.