13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Subway:  13 h 15 min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
2
Sami, Cephalonia
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  15 h 15 min
End: New York City

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Acropolis Museum, Domahar Rock Bar and Parthenon. Appreciate the collections at National Archaeological Museum and Benaki Museum. Visit Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus for their historical value. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Plaka, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agios Dimitrios Loubardiaris, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena Nike.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Athens itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. October in Athens sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F at night. On the 18th (Sun), you're off toSami.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Sami, Cephalonia

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Melissani Cave. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll through Antisamos Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panagia Agrilion. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Myrtos Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Melissani Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Drogarati Cave, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Port of Sami.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sami travel planner.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Sami takes 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Sami can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Sami

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Myrtos Beach, Drogarati Cave
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Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos Beach
Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach
Melissani Cave ©
Melissani Cave

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Amoudi Bay. Appreciate the collections at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Ernesto Workshop & Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Akrotiri and Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, stroll through Red Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Dominican Sisters.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fira road trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sami to Fira in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Fira

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Amoudi Bay, Cultural Village
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©

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