16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Athens
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Delphi
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
9
Akrotiri
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

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Athens

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Athens journey planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Athens is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Athens, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 75°F and 60°F. On the 19th (Sat), you're off toDelphi.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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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.
For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Delphi trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 55°F in Delphi. You'll set off for Kalambaka on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Delphi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Kalambaka

Kalambaka
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kalambaka trip planning tool .

Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Delphi in October, expect Kalambaka to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Corfu Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in October, with highs in Corfu Town at 75°F and lows at 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Olympia.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Achilleion Museum
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Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Casa Parlante ©
Casa Parlante
New Fortress ©
New Fortress

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Olympia

Olympia ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Kremasti.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Olympia sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Olympia in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In October in Olympia, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pyrgos
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Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Monastery of Skafidia ©
Monastery of Skafidia

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Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Kolokotroni Statue, then get engrossed in the history at War Museum of Nafplio, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Panaghia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nafplio tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Olympia to Nafplio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Olympia in October, with highs in Nafplio at 70°F and lows at 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Museums Historic Sites
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War Museum of Nafplio ©
War Museum of Nafplio
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Church of Panaghia ©
Church of Panaghia

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Athens

Athens ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, then explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena Nike.

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

Drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in October, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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Mykonos Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): wander the streets of Little Venice, then stop by Antica Murrina, and then kick back and relax at Panormos Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Paleokastro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, and finally stroll through Platis Gialos Beach.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town online travel route planner .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. October in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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Akrotiri

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Akrotiri LightHouse and Megalochori - Traditional Village. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Akrotiri and Castelli of Emporio. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, step into the grandiose world of Castelli of Pyrgos, stroll through Paradisos Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri day trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. October in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 63°F at night. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santorini, Megalochori, Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Castelli of Emporio, Castelli of Pyrgos
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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Athens

Athens
To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Athens tour builder app .

Getting from Akrotiri to Athens by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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