16 days in Greece & Istanbul Itinerary

16 days in Greece & Istanbul Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
2
Naxos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
3
Akrotiri, Greece
— 3 nights
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, get great views at Mount Lycabettus, and make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip builder site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Athens is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in September, with highs in Athens at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
nights
Naxos Town, Greece

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stop by Ta Axotica Gift Shop, thentake a stroll through Old Town, thenexplore the ancient world of Naos tou Apollona - Portara, and finally kick back and relax at Aeolis Aghios Georgios Beach. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Kastro, thensee the interesting displays at Theatrical Museum Iakovos Kampanellis, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Plaka Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Naxos Town vacation planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Naxos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Naxos Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Naxos, Agios Prokopios Beach
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Naos tou Apollona - Portara ©
Naos tou Apollona - Portara
Kastro ©
Kastro

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Akrotiri, Greece

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 11th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, stroll through Red Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, thenkick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then ride a horse along Experience Horse Riding.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Akrotiri attractions tool.

Ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Akrotiri in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Akrotiri are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Perissa Black Sand Beach, Kamari Beach
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

5
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque will thrill your kids. On the 18th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Akrotiri to Istanbul takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Akrotiri to Istanbul. Traveling from Akrotiri in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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