16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Naxos
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Athens
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Delphi
— 1 night
5
Lefkada
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Olympia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Epidavros
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Glyfada Beach and Astir Beach for some beach relaxation. Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Vouliagmeni Beach in Vouliagmeni--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Athens sightseeing planning site .

Vancouver, Canada to Athens is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Athens is 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in July; daily highs in Athens reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Naxos.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vouliagmeni, Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

4
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Portara and Venetian Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Aelia Art Gallery and Temple of Apollo. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, look for gifts at Naxia Sweet Home, take in the exciting artwork at Fish & Olive, and stroll through Alyko Dimou Naxou.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Naxos trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Naxos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Naxos: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Athens.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Portara ©
Portara
Maragas Beach ©
Maragas Beach
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive

few
hours
Athens

Athens
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You can do a combination of flight and subway from Naxos to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Naxos in July: highs in Athens hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, delve into the distant past at Delphi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Itea Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Delphi route planning app .

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Delphi, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lefkada.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Itea Beach
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Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Delphi ©
Delphi

3
nights
Lefkada

Lefkada ©
Connected to mainland Greece by a long causeway and floating bridge, Lefkada represents more than just an island paradise of modern seaside resorts and pristine Ionian beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum Karia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kathisma Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamitsi Beach Lefkada. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Egremni Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gialos Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lefkada travel planner .

Drive from Delphi to Lefkada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lefkada can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Lefkada

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Egremni Beach ©
Egremni Beach
Folklore Museum Karia ©
Folklore Museum Karia
Gialos Beach ©
Gialos Beach

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hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Olympic Games, then contemplate the long history of Ancient Olympia, and then see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympia road trip planning app .

Drive from Lefkada to Olympia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites
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Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Archimedes Museum ©
Archimedes Museum

2
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.
On the 17th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, stop by Metallagi Jewelry, look for gifts at Sandalworkshop, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Ayios Georgios, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palamidi Castle.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio visit planning website .

You can drive from Olympia to Nafplio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Olympia in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Epidavros.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation ©
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation
Church of Ayios Georgios ©
Church of Ayios Georgios

1
night
Epidavros

Epidavros ©
One of the ancient world's famed places of healing, Epidavros today remains best known as the site of a remarkably well-preserved Hellenic theater, designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Epidaurus Archaeological Museum, browse the exhibits of Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary, then explore the ancient world of The Sunken City - Ancient Epidaurus, and finally make a trip to Sanctuary of Asklepios.

Make your Epidavros itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Epidavros is just a short distance from Nafplio. In July, daily temperatures in Epidavros can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 19th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Epidavros

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary
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Sanctuary of Asklepios ©
Sanctuary of Asklepios
Epidaurus Archaeological Museum ©
Epidaurus Archaeological Museum
The Sunken City - Ancient Epidaurus ©

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