16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Skala, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Theater of Dionysus are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaka and National Archaeological Museum. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens attractions planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

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

1
night
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, and finally explore the ancient world of Delphi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Delphi attractions website .

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in May since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Skala.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Skala, Cephalonia

Skala ©
Mass tourism has transformed the once-sleepy village of Skala into a modern seaside resort, its major attraction a well-developed beach that happens to be one of the longest and sandiest on the island of Cephalonia.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Mounda Beach, take an in-depth tour of Roman Villa of Skala, and then get a new perspective on things with Argo Daily Cruises. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Skala Beach, learn about winemaking at Melissinos Winery, and then kick back and relax at Kanali Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Skala road trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Delphi to Skala in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Skala sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Skala

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Melissinos Winery, Mounda Beach, Kanali Beach
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Argo Daily Cruises ©
Argo Daily Cruises
Skala Beach ©
Skala Beach
Melissinos Winery ©
Melissinos Winery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take a pleasant ride with Santo Horse Riding, then do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Santo Winery, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Akrotiri online trip maker .

Getting from Skala to Akrotiri by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Megalochori, Santo Winery, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Panormos Beach and Paradise Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Little Venice and Aegean Maritime Museum. When in Mykonos Town, make a side trip to see Archaeological Site of Delos in Delos, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, stop by 100% Mykonos, enjoy the sand and surf at Super Paradise Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. In May in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Archaeological Site of Delos, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Ornos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace, then identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Achilleion Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, and finally make a trip to Spianada Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Corfu Town attractions tool .

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Mykonos Town in May, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Corfu Donkey Rescue, Achilleion Museum
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
Mon Repos Palace ©
Mon Repos Palace

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