16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece travel planner

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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyrgos
— 1 night
Drive
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Mystras
— 1 night
Drive
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Nafplio
— 3 nights
Bus to Athens, Fly to Fira
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Fira
— 4 nights
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Athens
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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.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in September: highs in Athens hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Delphi

— 2 nights
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Delphi using our trip planner.

You can drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Delphi when traveling from Athens in September, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pyrgos.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Pyrgos

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the galleries of Greek Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nicolaos Church, then learn about winemaking at Mercouri Estate, then enjoy the sand and surf at Skafidia Beach, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Legends Of Greek Mythology.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pyrgos road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Pyrgos takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Pyrgos are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mystras.

Things to do in Pyrgos

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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. On the 11th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Statue of Constantine Paleologos, explore the ancient world of Archaeological site of Mystra, and then steep yourself in history at Mystras.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mystras journey maker tool.

You can drive from Pyrgos to Mystras in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mystras can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Mystras

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Nafplio

— 3 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: Archea Korinthos (in Corinth) and Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, see where the action happens at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, steep yourself in history at Lion Gate, and explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nafplio visit website.

You can drive from Mystras to Nafplio in 2 hours. Traveling from Mystras in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Nafplio, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fira

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Nafplio to Fira takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Traveling from Nafplio in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fira, with lows around 70°F. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

On the 19th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Syntagma Station and then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Athens tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.

Central Greece travel guide

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Ruins · History Museums · Churches
Central Greece became a major travel destination thousands of years ago, known around the ancient world as the home of the famous oracle of Apollo. Today, the small town of Delphi and its eponymous archaeological site top the itinerary of most visitors to Central Greece. Sightseers visit this site by the thousands to admire the mastery of ancient Greek builders, who constructed a vast complex of buildings to mark what they thought of as the center of the universe. The rest of the region remains a less-trodden land of pristine mountains, rivers, forests, ravines, and caves. Central Greece also contains a long coastline and boasts some of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.