16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Bus to Kyllíni, Ferry to Zakynthos, Bus to Laganas
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights


Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and stop by Plaka.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip maker site.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Athens to be much hotter, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Olympia.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Olympia — 1 night

Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Archaeological Site of Olympia, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Olympia trip planner.

You can drive from Athens to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Athens in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Olympia, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Laganas.
Historic Sites · Museums

Laganas — 3 nights

The center of nightlife on the island of Zakynthos, the popular tourist resort of Laganas boasts over a hundred bars and clubs.
Go for a jaunt from Laganas to Anafonitria to see Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Laganas Beach, head off the coast to Marathonisi (Turtle Island), stroll through Banana Beach, and learn about all things military at History War Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Laganas journey app.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympia to Laganas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Laganas can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kini.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Kini — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): kick back and relax at Kini Beach. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Panagia Gorgona, hike along Delphini Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Galissas Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kini trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Laganas to Kini in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Laganas in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kini: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Fira.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Side Trips

Fira, Santorini — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and then make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fira holiday builder app.

Getting from Kini to Fira by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. August in Fira sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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

Beaches · Nightlife · Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.

Syros travel guide

Beaches · Churches · Government Buildings