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
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Athens
— 1 night
subway + Fly:  2​h
7
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Akrotiri
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h
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 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Delphi

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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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 21st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Olympia.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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 21st (Mon): do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympia day trip website .

Getting from Kalambaka to Olympia by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kalambaka in October; daily highs in Olympia reach 75°F and lows reach 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Wineries Museums
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Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery

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nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): learn about all things military at War Museum of Nafplio, then stop by Kapnopoleio Nafplio, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Panaghia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, then snap pictures at Arkadiko Bridge, and then catch a live event at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nafplio, use our trip itinerary maker.

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

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Arkadiko Bridge, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
War Museum of Nafplio ©
War Museum of Nafplio

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Athens

Athens ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Stoa of Attalos, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and then take an in-depth tour of Byzantine and Christian Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in October, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Byzantine and Christian Museum ©
Byzantine and Christian Museum
Stoa of Attalos ©
Stoa of Attalos

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Achilleion Museum and New Fortress. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip site .

Getting from Athens to Corfu Town by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Akrotiri.

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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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.
Popular historic sites such as Akrotiri and Akrotiri LightHouse are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Venetsanos Winery and Monastery of Profitis Ilias. When in Akrotiri, make a side trip to see Castelli of Emporio in Emporio, approximately 5h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village, stroll through Paradisos Beach, step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Santorini, and pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Akrotiri attractions planning website .

You can fly from Corfu Town to Akrotiri in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 63°F. 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, Castelli of Pyrgos, Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Castelli of Emporio
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse
Monastery of Profitis Ilias ©
Monastery of Profitis Ilias

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Athens

Athens ©
On the 1st (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Athens holiday planner .

Fly from Akrotiri to Athens in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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