16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Imerovigli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fira
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Paros
— 2 nights
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Antiparos
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 1 night
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Theater of Dionysus as well as Parthenon. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, then explore the ancient world of Theater of Dionysus, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Athens vacation planner.

Nice, France to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nice to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Nice in August, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Oia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Oia

— 3 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mnemossyne Gallery and Oia Treasures Art Gallery. Visiting Amoudi Bay and Paradisos Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Koloumbos Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Georgios Church, explore the activities along Armeni Bay, and take in the exciting artwork at Oria Art Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Oia online vacation planner.

Fly from Athens to Oia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Athens in August, expect nights in Oia to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Imerovigli.

Things to do in Oia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Imerovigli

— 2 nights

Balcony to the Aegean

Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
On the 3rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Vourvoulos Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Anastasis Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, then explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and finally stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Imerovigli trip planner.

Imerovigli is just a short distance from Oia. In September in Imerovigli, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Fira.

Things to do in Imerovigli

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fira

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castelli of Pyrgos, then see the interesting displays at Cultural Village, then do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, and finally examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, deepen your understanding at MATI Art Gallery, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, then get engrossed in the history at La Ponta, and finally learn about winemaking at Santo Winery.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira day trip planning tool.

Fira is just a short distance from Imerovigli. September in Fira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Paros

— 2 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): head off the coast to Parikia Town, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum Parou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, then contemplate the long history of Lefkes, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Livadia Beach. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with Cycladic Diving, then soothe aching muscles at Aliki Yoga School, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aliki Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paros trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fira to Paros by ferry takes about 4.5 hours. In September in Paros, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Antiparos.

Things to do in Paros

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Antiparos

— 2 nights
Antiparos is a small island in the southern Aegean, at the heart of the Cyclades, which is less than one nautical mile (1.9 km) from Paros, the port to which it is connected with a local ferry. On the 10th (Fri), Head underground at The Cave of Antiparos. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Saint George Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Soros Beach, and then kick back and relax at Apantima Beach.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paros to Antiparos. In September in Antiparos, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Antiparos

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, wander the streets of Anafiotika, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Areopagus, and finally see the interesting displays at Hellenic Motor Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Antiparos to Athens. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.

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.