16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto Heli
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milos
— 3 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
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Oia, Santorini
— 3 nights
Taxi to Santorini, Ferry to Mykonos Town
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens
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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.
On the 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Erechtheion.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip app.

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 92°F and 77°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Porto Heli.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums

Porto Heli

— 3 nights
You'll get in some beach time at Tigani beach and Livadi Beach. Get some cultural insight at Didyma Caves and Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto Heli: Plateia Kosma (in Kosmas) and Plaka Beach (in Leonidio).

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porto Heli tour planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Porto Heli takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Porto Heli dip to 59°F. You'll set off for Milos on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Porto Heli

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Milos

— 3 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sarakiniko Beach and Firiplaka Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Provatas Beach and Achivadolimni. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kalogries Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandrakia Beach, step off the mainland to explore Glaronissia, and see the interesting displays at Sand Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milos trip maker website.

You can drive from Porto Heli to Milos in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Porto Heli in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Milos, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Oia.

Things to do in Milos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Oia, Santorini

— 3 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Venetsanos Winery and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Skaros Rock. Venture out of the city with trips to La Ponta (in Akrotiri), Cultural Village (in Pyrgos) and Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos (in Vlychada). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Dominican Sisters, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and stop by Oneiro Jewelry.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Oia day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Milos to Oia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Oia can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, then look for gifts at Mytho, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally go for a stroll along the water at Old Port. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with Mykonos Diving Center, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paraga Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panayia Tourliani.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Oia to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Changing of the Guard Ceremony and then see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Athens day trip planning app.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums

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.