15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 3 nights
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Epidavros
— 1 night
Drive
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Mystras
— 1 night
Drive
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Sparta
— 1 night
Drive
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Diros
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympia
— 1 night
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Delphi
— 1 night
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Patras
— 1 night
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Anafonitria
— 1 night
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Vasilikos
— 3 nights
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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi. Archaeological Site Mycenae and Tiryns will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Nafplio (Nauplion Promenade & Church of Panaghia) and Lion Gate (in Mycenae). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Athens day trip website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Athens is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Athens. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: high temperatures in Athens hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Epidavros.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Epidavros

— 1 night
One of the ancient world's famed places of healing, Epidavros today remains best known as the site of a remarkably well-preserved Hellenic theater, designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Kotsiomitis Natural History Museum and then see where the action happens at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Epidavros route planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Epidavros takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Epidavros, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mystras.

Things to do in Epidavros

Historic Sites · Museums

Mystras

— 1 night
Mystras or Mistras, also known as Myzithras in the Chronicle of the Morea, is a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Camera Museum – Takis Aivalis, then appreciate the history behind Statue of Constantine Paleologos, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological site of Mystra, and finally steep yourself in history at Archaeological site Keadas.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mystras online itinerary planner.

Getting from Epidavros to Mystras by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Epidavros in September since evenings lows in Mystras dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Mystras

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Sparta

— 1 night
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, and then contemplate the long history of Mystras.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sparta trip maker app.

Sparta is just a stone's throw from Mystras. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Diros.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Diros

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Passavas Castle, explore the fascinating underground world of Spilaio Glyfada, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Caves of Diros.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Diros online road trip planner.

You can drive from Sparta to Diros in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Diros can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Diros

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Olympia

— 1 night
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.
On the 26th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Archaeological Site of Olympia, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Kremasti.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip maker.

Drive from Diros to Olympia in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Delphi

— 1 night
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 27th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, and then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Delphi trip tool.

Drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In September in Delphi, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Patras.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Patras

— 1 night
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. On the 28th (Tue), look for gifts at Samovar Natural Cosmetics, delve into the distant past at Patras Mycenaean Park -Voundeni, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Patras trip builder.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Patras takes 2 hours. In September in Patras, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Anafonitria.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites · Shopping

Anafonitria

— 1 night
On the 29th (Wed), stroll through Porto Vromi Beach, then make a trip to Olive Tree, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach).

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Anafonitria online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Patras to Anafonitria in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Anafonitria are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Anafonitria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Vasilikos

— 3 nights
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saint Nicholas Church and History War Museum. Visit Kalamaki Beach and Vrahos Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips, kick back and relax at Laganas Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vasilikos Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vasilikos tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Anafonitria to Vasilikos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vasilikos are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.

Zakynthos travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Flower of the East
Located just off the west coast of mainland Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a reputation as both a party destination and a family-friendly getaway. Packed with foreign tourists along its eastern and southeastern coastline, the island also features numerous tranquil pockets in its central region of forested mountains and rolling hills. Avoid the overcrowded east by discovering the island's less-explored northern sections, which contain a series of deep caves that feature sun reflecting on seawater and white stones, creating a striking shade of azure particular to this part of the world. The northern capes of the island also offer the calmest waters, which lap a string of developed beaches with plenty of modern facilities.