19 days in Greece Itinerary

19 days in Greece Itinerary

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19 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  113​h
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Litochoro
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Delphi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 45​min
5
Oia, Santorini
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg


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2
nights
Athens

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 15th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena Nike, wander the streets of Anafiotika, then kick back and relax at Beach Club Alimos, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Rafti Beach, and finally walk around Alsos Neas Smirnis Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Litochoro.

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Temple of Athena Nike
Temple of Athena Nike
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Philopappos Hill ©
Philopappos Hill

1
day
Litochoro

Litochoro
Litochoro is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Dionisios Church in Olympos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Panteleimon Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Litochoro trip planning website .

You can drive from Athens to Litochoro in 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in October since evenings lows in Litochoro dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Litochoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Panteleimon Beach
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2
nights
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 18th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Oracle of Trophonius, take in the history at Hani of Gravia, and then kick back and relax at Itea Beach. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, then Head underground at Corycian Cave, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Delphi attractions planner.

Drive from Litochoro to Delphi in 3.5 hours. In October in Delphi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Delphi

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Arachova, Itea, Oracle of Trophonius, Hani of Gravia
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Corycian Cave ©
Corycian Cave
Hani of Gravia ©
Hani of Gravia
Oracle of Trophonius ©
Oracle of Trophonius

2
nights
Chania Town, Crete

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Topolia Gorge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nea Chora Beach, and then look for gifts at To Meli. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate the long history of The Venizelos Tombs, examine the collection at Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Aikaterini Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Assumption.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chania Town day trip planning website .

Getting from Delphi to Chania Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Delphi in October, Chania Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Topolia Gorge ©
Topolia Gorge
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3
nights
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Take a break from the city and head to Katharos Beach and Santo Horse Riding. Byzantine Castle Ruins and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oia online day trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Chania Town to Oia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Oia, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Santo Horse Riding
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Byzantine Castle Ruins ©
Byzantine Castle Ruins
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©

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.
On the 25th (Fri), stroll through Ftelia Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Agrari Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panayia Tourliani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, and then kick back and relax at Psarou beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town itinerary website .

You can drive from Oia to Mykonos Town in 6.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Psarou beach
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Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach
Monastery of Panayia Tourliani ©
Monastery of Panayia Tourliani
Spas & Wellness

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