16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Milos
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Oia, Santorini
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Athens
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  15 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus for their historical value. Kids will appreciate attractions like Acropolis Museum and Plaka. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Athens tour planner.

Washington DC, USA to Athens is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Athens are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Athens

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

3
nights
Vasilikos, Zakynthos

Vasilikos ©
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Visit Agios Dionisios Church and Saint Nicholas Church for their historical value. Grampsas Winery and History War Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Vasilikos with a short trip to Aristeon Ecological Olive Press in Lithakia, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vrahos Beach and kick back and relax at Laganas Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vasilikos trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Vasilikos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in June since evenings lows in Vasilikos dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Milos.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Laganas, Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, Saint Nicholas Church, Grampsas Winery, Agios Dionisios Church
Highlights from your plan
St Nicholas Beach ©
St Nicholas Beach
Laganas Beach ©
Laganas Beach
Grampsas Winery ©
Grampsas Winery

3
nights
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Popular historic sites such as Venetian Castle of Milos and Ancient Roman Theatre - Milos are in your itinerary. Milos Mining Museum and Sand Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Pollonia Beach, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological museum of Milos, and stroll through Firiplaka Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Milos vacation planning app .

Traveling by flight from Vasilikos to Milos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oia.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Firiplaka Beach ©
Firiplaka Beach
Tsigrado Beach ©
Tsigrado Beach

4
nights
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Red Beach and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, explore the galleries of Mnemossyne Gallery, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, and brush up on your military savvy at Naval Maritime Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Oia using our trip planner.

Drive from Milos to Oia in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Ancient Thera, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, Santo Winery
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
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.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Athens visit planner.

Getting from Oia to Athens by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus

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