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 15​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
2
Olympia
— 1 night
bus:  5​h 45​min
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:  6​h 45​min
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Archaeological Museum and Plaka. Popular historic sites such as Temple of Athena Nike and Church of Kapnikarea are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill, and explore the ancient world of Roman Agora.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens tour itinerary planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Athens is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Athens due to the time zone difference. September in Athens sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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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 traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Olympia day trip planning website .

You can drive from Athens to Olympia in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in September since evenings lows in Olympia dip to 20°C. You will leave for Delphi on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Olympia

Tours Transportation Outdoors
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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.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere 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, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Delphi travel tool .

Traveling by car from Olympia to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
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.
Meteora has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos, then admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Averoff Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip tool .

You can drive from Athens to Kalambaka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in September: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Metsovo
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Averoff Gallery ©
Averoff Gallery

2
nights
Litochoro

Litochoro ©
Litochoro is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. On the 9th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Panteleimon Beach and then make a trip to Dion Archaeological Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Litochoro trip planning site .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Litochoro in 2 hours. When traveling from Kalambaka in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Litochoro: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Litochoro

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, then enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Rafti Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally appreciate the history behind Erechtheion. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Club Alimos and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Athens day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Litochoro to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Litochoro in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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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 see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Athens in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. On the 12th (Thu), you're off toAkrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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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 12th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then stroll through Red Beach, then see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the interesting displays at Monastery of Profitis Ilias.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Akrotiri online route planner .

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In September in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can 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 ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Benaki Museum and Temple of Poseidon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Athens further: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Voula Beach, stroll through Glyfada Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al-Salam Mosque.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner .

Getting from Akrotiri to Athens by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

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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