16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
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Fira
— 2 nights
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Koufonissi
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
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Kalamata
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Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, make a trip to Erechtheion, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then don't miss a visit to Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Athens visit planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Athens is 1 hour. When traveling from Amsterdam in August, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums

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Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Megalochori - Traditional Village. The adventure continues: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, you will find days in Fira are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Koufonissi.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Koufonissi

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pori Beach and Italida Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koufonissi: Schinoussa (Lioliou Beach, Livadi Beach, &more).

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Koufonissi trip planner.

Getting from Fira to Koufonissi by journey takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Koufonissi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Koufonissi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

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Mykonos Town

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Windmills (Kato Milli) and Spas & Wellness. There's much more to do: stop by Little Venice, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, stroll through Platis Gialos Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town day trip planning site.

Travel from Koufonissi to Mykonos Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), you're off to Kalamata.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Kalamata

Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Explore Messinia and Mystras. Change things up with these side-trips from Kalamata: Archeologikos Xoros Sparti (in Sparta), Statue of Constantine Paleologos (in Mystras) and Ancient Messini Stadium (in Messini). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Antigua Mesenia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of Agioi Apostoloi, examine the collection at ENGRAVING MUSEUM TAKIS KATSOULIDIS, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ypapanti Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalamata trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mykonos Town to Kalamata. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mykonos Town in September: highs in Kalamata hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamata

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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.

Mykonos travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

Peloponnese travel guide

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Beaches · Castles · Ruins
Scenic landscapes and a high concentration of ancient sites make the Peloponnese one of the most desirable sightseeing destinations in Greece. Separated from the Greek mainland by a narrow gulf, the region contains well-preserved archaeological reminders of the country's eventful history. The Peloponnese also boasts impeccable beaches, local cuisine, and a slew of tiny mountain villages. This region remains relatively uncrowded and lets you discover a quieter and greener corner of Greece, one ruled by traditional hospitality and the simple pleasures of life.