16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 2 nights
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Katelios, Kefalonia
— 1 night
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Agios Nikitas, Lefkada
— 3 nights
Fly to Sitia, Shuttle to Heraklion
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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Kamari, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary planner.

Porto, Portugal to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Porto to Athens. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto in August; daily highs in Athens reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Vasilikos, Zakynthos

— 2 nights
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
On the 18th (Wed), get great views at Bochali View Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicholas Church, then stroll through St Nicholas Beach, and finally get a dose of the wild on Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Gerakas Beach, don't miss a visit to Dafni Beach, then make a splash at Water Village, and finally stop by Cinnabar.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Vasilikos itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Athens to Vasilikos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Athens in August, plan for little chillier nights in Vasilikos, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Katelios.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Katelios, Kefalonia

— 1 night
On the 20th (Fri), kick back and relax at Skala Beach, stop by Mandola Concept Store, and then cast your line with Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Dimitrios-Efthimia.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Katelios trip builder.

You can travel from Vasilikos to Katelios in 4 hours. In August in Katelios, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Agios Nikitas.

Things to do in Katelios

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Agios Nikitas, Lefkada

— 3 nights
Agios Nikitas is a village on the island of Lefkada, Greece, part of the municipal unit of Lefkada . Agios Nikitas is known for beaches and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Milos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kathisma Beach, snap pictures at Wooden Bridge, and head outdoors with Crociere A Vela.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Agios Nikitas trip planner.

You can travel from Katelios to Agios Nikitas in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Agios Nikitas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Heraklion, Crete

— 1 night
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Agios Nikitas to Heraklion takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and ferry. While traveling from Agios Nikitas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Kamari.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Kamari, Santorini

— 3 nights
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Change things up with a short trip to Amoudi Bay in Oia (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing, stop by Sand Lily Boutique, and take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kamari trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Kamari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Kamari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Kamari

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 3 nights

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, make a trip to Rarity Gallery, stroll through Paradise Beach, and kick back and relax at Elia Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Kamari to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:

Greece travel guide

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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.