16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
+3
Train + Tram + Fly + Subway:  16 h 45 min
1
Athens
— 1 night
Subway + Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Naxos Town, Naxos
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 15 min
3
Matala, Crete
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
4
Ithaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Zakynthos Town, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
6
Oia, Santorini
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Tram + Train:  17 h 30 min
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take a stroll through Plaka, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Athens is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Athens is 7 hours. In May, Athens is slightly colder than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 77°F and lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
nights
Naxos Town, Naxos

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Archeological Museum, take a stroll through Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, then examine the collection at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fish & Olive. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Alyko Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Drossiani Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Naxos Town trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Naxos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May in Naxos Town, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Matala.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chalkio, Panagia Drossiani Church, Alyko Beach, Eggares Olive Press Museum
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Alyko Beach ©
Alyko Beach
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive

3
nights
Matala, Crete

Matala ©
A low-key tourist resort known for its ancient cliffside caves, Matala boasts a rich history that spans over 2,000 years.
On the 15th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Moozart Wood Art Shop, then enjoy the sand and surf at Matala beach, then kick back and relax at Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos), and finally explore the ancient world of Kommos Archaeological Site. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamaki Beach, then head outdoors with Agio Farago (Gorge of Saints), and then relax in the rural setting at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Matala travel route planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Naxos Town to Matala takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. May in Matala sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Ithaca.

Things to do in Matala

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kommos Archaeological Site, Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, Kalamaki Beach
Highlights from your plan
Matala beach ©
Matala beach
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach

2
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca or Ithaka is a Greek island located in the Ionian Sea, off the northeast coast of Kefalonia and to the west of continental Greece.Ithaca's main island has an area of 96km2 and had a population in 2011 of 3,231. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Maritime – Folklore Museum of Ithaca, enjoy the sand and surf at Filiatro Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dexia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Frikes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paralia Afales, and then stroll through Aspros Gialos Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ithaca road trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Matala to Ithaca. In May, daily temperatures in Ithaca can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zakynthos Town.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Agia Efimia Chandlers, Monastery of Panagia Agrilion
Highlights from your plan
Paralia Frikes ©
Paralia Frikes
Paralia Afales ©
Paralia Afales
Maritime – Folklore Museum of Ithaca ©

3
nights
Zakynthos Town, Zakynthos

Zakynthos Town ©
The commercial center of the eponymous island, Zakynthos Town bustles with the energy as excited tourists and residents go about their daily business.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Dionisios Church, kick back and relax at Banana Beach, then kick back and relax at Gerakas Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicholas Church. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Cinnabar, examine the collection at Museum of D Solomos and Eminent People of Zakynthos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Zakynthos Metropolis Church, and finally do a tasting at Solomos Wines.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zakynthos Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Ithaca to Zakynthos Town in 5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Zakynthos Town are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Zakynthos Town

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vasilikos, Saint Nicholas Church
Highlights from your plan
Zakynthos Metropolis Church ©
Zakynthos Metropolis Church
Solomos Wines ©
Solomos Wines

2
nights
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Atlantis Books. Head to Mnemossyne Gallery and Oria Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oia: Akrotiri (Red Beach & Akrotiri). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Byzantine Castle Ruins, take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and examine the collection at Cultural Village.

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Traveling by flight from Zakynthos Town to Oia takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Oia when traveling from Zakynthos Town in May, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, Cultural Village
Highlights from your plan
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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