16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece vacation planner

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Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Drive to Mantoúdi, Ferry to Skopelos
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Skopelos
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mantoúdi, Drive to Olympia
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Olympia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
Taxi to Heraklion, Ferry to Fira
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Philopappos Hill. Acropolis of Athens and Theater of Dionysus will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Asteras Glyfada Beach in Glyfada--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, stop by Anafiotika, and pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Athens is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Athens, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in November: high temperatures in Athens hover around 22°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Skopelos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Skopelos

— 2 nights

Green Jewel on Blue

Known as one of the Aegean's greenest islands, Skopelos features a long coastline of fine beaches and an interior covered with verdant pine forests, olive groves, and plum orchards.
On the 5th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Timios Prodromos, then kick back and relax at Glisteri Beach, then look for gifts at Ambrosia Pasticceria, and finally hike along Skopelos Walks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agia Varvara, then get outside with Mikros Mourtias, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vrisitsa beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Skopelos trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Athens to Skopelos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Skopelos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:

Olympia

— 2 nights
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. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Archaeological Site of Olympia and Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments. Museum-lovers will appreciate Archaeological Museum of Olympia and Greek Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Olympia side-trips: Palouki beach (in Amaliada) and Legends Of Greek Mythology (in Pyrgos). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery and see the interesting displays at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Olympia road trip planning site.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Skopelos to Olympia in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Skopelos in November since evenings lows in Olympia dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

Chania Town, Crete

— 2 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou, see the interesting displays at Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos, then examine the collection at MINOAN'S WORLD, then look for gifts at Alexia Handmade Jewelry, and finally stroll the grounds of German Military Cemetery. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum Of Typography, step into the grandiose world of Firkas Fortress, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Chania, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chania Town trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Olympia to Chania Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.

Things to do in Chania Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get a sense of the local culture at Domaine Sigalas and Kallisti Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Akrotiri and Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Estate Argyros, view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, and examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chania Town to Fira in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. November in Fira sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.