16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 3 nights
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Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
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Milos
— 3 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
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Oia, Santorini
— 4 nights
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Athens
— 1 night
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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.
Bring the kids along to Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Olympian Zeus and Church of Kapnikarea. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Athens road trip site.

Washington DC, USA to Athens is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Athens due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Athens are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Vasilikos, Zakynthos

— 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.
Attractions like Banana Beach and Agios Dionisios Church make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at Aristeon Ecological Olive Press and History War Museum. When in Vasilikos, make a side trip to see Grampsas Winery in Lagopodo, approximately Lagopodo away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vrahos Beach, stroll through Gerakas Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nicholas Church.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vasilikos trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Vasilikos in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in June since evenings lows in Vasilikos dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Milos.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Venetian Castle of Milos and Archaeological museum of Milos. Family-friendly places like Pollonia Beach and Tsigrado Beach will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Sarakiniko Beach, stroll through Firopotamos Beach, explore the ancient world of Ancient Roman Theatre - Milos, and examine the collection at Milos Mining Museum.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read Milos road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Vasilikos to Milos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Milos can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Milos

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Oia, Santorini

— 4 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. Get a sense of the local culture at Ancient Thera and Naval Maritime Museum. Explore Oia's surroundings by going to Red Beach (in Akrotiri) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, view the masterpieces at Oria Art Gallery, and do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oia itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Milos to Oia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Oia can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites · Wineries · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus.

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You can fly from Oia to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

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.

Zakynthos travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Islands
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.

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.