16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Fira
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  3​h 30​min
4
Chania Town
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, take a stroll through Plaka, don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena Nike. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill, and finally get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Athens tour itinerary planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Athens, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Lion Gate
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Delos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, wander the streets of Little Venice, then do a tasting at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Fokos Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder app .

You can 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. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Archaeological Museum of Delos, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

4
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Monastery of Profitis Ilias. For shopping fun, head to MATI Art Gallery or the White, Santorini. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fira online travel planner .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pyrgos, Akrotiri, Venetsanos Winery, Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Estate Argyros
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Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

4
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Falassarna Beach and Greek National Football Museum. MINOAN'S WORLD and Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Kedrodasos Beach (in Kissamos), Cretan Brewery S.A. (in Zounaki) and Elafonisi Viewpoint (in Elafonissi). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Agii Apostoli Beach, look for gifts at Alexia Handmade Jewelry, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Assumption, and make a trip to Chania Venetian Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chania Town sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Chania Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Manousakis Winery, Kedrodasos Beach, Elafonisi Viewpoint, Anoskeli Winery, Falassarna Beach
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Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Kedrodasos Beach ©
Kedrodasos Beach
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach

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