14 days in Athens, Santorini & Monolithos Itinerary

14 days in Athens, Santorini & Monolithos Itinerary

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14 days in Athens, Santorini & Monolithos Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
2
Oia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Monolithos
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium, then look for gifts at Amazing Chocolate, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens and then take a stroll around Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Athens online trip itinerary maker .

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Athens is 7 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Faliraki.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Amazing Chocolate
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Oia

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stop by Atlantis Books, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Byzantine Castle Ruins, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, then examine the collection at Monastery of Profitis Ilias, then see the interesting displays at Cultural Village, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oia day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Oia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. September in Oia sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Monolithos.

Things to do in Oia

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Fira, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Cultural Village, Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Venetsanos Winery
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Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Monastery of Profitis Ilias ©
Monastery of Profitis Ilias

7
nights
Monolithos

Monolithos ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate Art Park Rhodes and Folklore Museum of Lardos Village. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ancient Kamiros and Church of Our Lady of Filerimos. Explore Monolithos' surroundings by going to Bee Museum (in Pastida), Eleousa (Campochiaro & Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli) and Marias House (in Embonas).

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monolithos day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Oia to Monolithos. In September in Monolithos, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 73°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Monolithos

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lardos, Haraki, Filerimos, Eleousa, Siana
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Ancient Kamiros ©
Ancient Kamiros
Monolithos Castle ©
Monolithos Castle
Dormition of Theotokos Church ©
Dormition of Theotokos Church

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