16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: San Teodoro, Sardinia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Naxos Town, Naxos
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Lindos, Rhodes
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  6​h 45​min
4
Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  4​h
5
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Mount Lycabettus. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Lion Gate (in Mycenae) and Corinth Canal (in Corinth). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, and take a stroll through Anafiotika.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

San Teodoro, Italy to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from San Teodoro to Athens is 1 hour. October in Athens sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Corinth Canal, Lion Gate
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Naxos Town, Naxos

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally delve into the distant past at Portara. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mikri Vigla Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Naxos Town trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Naxos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Naxos Town are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mikri Vigla Beach, Plaka Beach, Agios Prokopios Beach
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach

2
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindos Beach, and then stroll through Agios Pavlos Beach. On the next day, make a trip to Monastery Tsambika and then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Monolithos.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lindos online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Naxos Town to Lindos takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lindos can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rhodes, Monastery Tsambika
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
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Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Monastery Tsambika ©
Monastery Tsambika
Castle of Monolithos ©
Castle of Monolithos

2
nights
Chania Town, Crete

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
On the 30th (Sat), make a trip to Chania Venetian Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Falassarna Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete, and then explore the activities along Lake Kournas.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chania Town trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Lindos to Chania Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lindos in October, Chania Town is slightly colder at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lake Kournas, Falassarna Beach, Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete, St. Nicholas Church
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
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Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete ©
Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete
Chania Venetian Lighthouse ©
Chania Venetian Lighthouse

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Santo Winery. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and look for gifts at the White, Santorini.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Chania Town to Fira takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Fira, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oia, Skaros Rock, Ancient Thera, Akrotiri, Santo Winery
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Spas

3
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Corfu Old Town and Casa Parlante. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Spiridon, appreciate the history behind Holocaust Memorial of Corfu, stroll the grounds of British Cemetry, and admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town trip planner .

You can fly from Fira to Corfu Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Fira in November, plan for little chillier nights in Corfu Town, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
Casa Parlante ©
Casa Parlante

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