16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
2
Olympia
— 1 night
3
Delphi
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Litochoro
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
Athens
— 1 night
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Mykonos Town
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
8
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Paris


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3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis Museum and Monastiraki. Temple of Athena Nike and Roman Agora will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Metropolis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, and wander the streets of Plaka.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary app .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Athens is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Eastern European Time is 5 hours. September in Athens sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Olympia

Olympia
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Olympia trip planner .

Drive from Athens to Olympia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Athens in September, Olympia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. You will leave for Delphi on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Olympia

Tours Outdoors Parks
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1
day
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Delphi.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Delphi online journey planner .

Drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Delphi sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

1
night
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Averoff Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, then examine the collection at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kalambaka travel tool .

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, Kalambaka is a bit cooler than Delphi - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Litochoro.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Metsovo
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Averoff  Gallery ©
Averoff Gallery
Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas ©
Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas

2
nights
Litochoro

Litochoro ©
Litochoro is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Panteleimon Beach and then explore the ancient world of Dion Archaeological Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Litochoro trip builder .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Litochoro in 2 hours. While traveling from Kalambaka, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Litochoro, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Litochoro

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panteleimon Beach, Dion Archaeological Park
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Dion Archaeological Park ©
Dion Archaeological Park

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Rafti Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally delve into the distant past at Erechtheion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Beach Club Alimos and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary maker app .

Explore your travel options from Litochoro to Athens with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Litochoro in September since evenings lows in Athens dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Museum of Cycladic Art ©
Museum of Cycladic Art
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion

1
night
Mykonos Town

Mykonos Town
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planner .

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by combination of subway and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in September: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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1
night
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, and finally stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Santo Horse Riding, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then examine the collection at Monastery of Profitis Ilias.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Akrotiri vacation tool .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Perissa, Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Tomato Industrial Museum
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
We've included these beaches for you: Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Masjid Al-Salam Mosque. Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, about 1h 15 min away. Explore Athens further: explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, get great views at Mount Lycabettus, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens trip maker app .

You can fly from Akrotiri to Athens in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Temple of Poseidon, Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Benaki Museum ©
Benaki Museum

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