16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Paros
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  13​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Elia Beach and Platis Gialos Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Ornos Beach and Kapari Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paraga Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Armenistis Lighthouse.

For photos, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip maker site .

New York City, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from New York City to Mykonos Town, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paros.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Paraga Beach, Armenistis Lighthouse, Elia Beach, Ornos Beach
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Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

2
nights
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Krios Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, then step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Piso Aliki Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Venetian Fortress, then stroll through Kalogeros Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chrisis Aktis Beach.

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

Drive from Mykonos Town to Paros in 3 hours. June in Paros sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Chrisis Aktis Beach ©
Chrisis Aktis Beach

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Panagia Drossiani Church. Get outdoors at Plaka Beach and Aeolis Aghios Georgios Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mikri Vigla Beach, see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, wander the streets of Kastro, and browse the exhibits of Fish & Olive.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Naxos tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Paros to Naxos in 2 hours. July in Naxos sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Visit Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Byzantine Castle Ruins. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Cultural Village, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Naxos to Fira takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Oia, Nea Kameni, Cultural Village, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Alex Private Boat Rental
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 8th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): catch a live event at Panathenaic Stadium, then stroll through Glyfada Beach, then stop by Plaka, and finally delve into the distant past at Monument of Lysikrates.

For traveler tips, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Athens tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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