18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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18 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  30​h
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Laganas, Zakynthos
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Byzantine & Christian Museum, make a trip to Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then get interesting insight from Athens Walking Tours, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hellenic Parliament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Ancient Agora, contemplate the long history of Roman Agora, steep yourself in history at Anafiotika, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, then don't miss a visit to Platia Syntagmatos, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens holiday planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Athens is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Athens due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in September: high temperatures in Athens hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Flisvos Marina
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Philopappos Hill ©
Philopappos Hill
Plateia Syntagmatos ©
Plateia Syntagmatos
Byzantine and Christian Museum ©
Byzantine and Christian Museum

4
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Naxos Town (Portara & Old Town).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Step out of Akrotiri to go to Firostefani and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, get outside with Santorini Yachting, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and learn about winemaking at Santo Winery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Akrotiri trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Laganas.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santorini, Venetsanos Winery, Perivolos, Captain George Santorini Yachting, Santo Winery
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Captain George Santorini Yachting ©
Captain George Santorini Yachting

5
nights
Laganas, Zakynthos

Laganas ©
The center of nightlife on the island of Zakynthos, the popular tourist resort of Laganas boasts over a hundred bars and clubs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria) and Blue Caves (in Agios Nikolaos). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamaki Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Limnionas Beach, make a trip to Dafni Beach, and head off the coast to Marathonisi (Turtle Island).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Laganas trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Akrotiri to Laganas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Athens.

Things to do in Laganas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Tsilivi, Kalamaki, Zakynthos Town, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
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Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Porto Limnionas ©
Porto Limnionas

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
On the 26th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Athens sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Laganas to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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