14 days in Athens, Santorini & Rhodes Itinerary

14 days in Athens, Santorini & Rhodes Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Fira
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rhodes Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Monolithos
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): wander the streets of Ermou Street, kick back and relax at Vouliagmeni Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, stop by Amazing Chocolate, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Athens online trip maker.

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

Things to do in Athens

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vouliagmeni Beach, Glyfada Beach, Amazing Chocolate
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally kick back and relax at Red Beach. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, examine the collection at Monastery of Profitis Ilias, see the interesting displays at Cultural Village, then learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, and finally stroll through Vlychada Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fira day trip planning site.

Fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Fira

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Kamari Beach, Cultural Village, Monastery of Profitis Ilias
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Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

4
nights
Rhodes Town

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Shop till you drop at Kallithea Springs and Art Park Rhodes. Explore hidden gems such as Mandraki Harbour and Ancient Kamiros. Change things up with these side-trips from Rhodes Town: Stegna Beach (in Archangelos), The Church of the Panagia (in Lindos) and Eleousa (Campochiaro & Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Filerimos, make a trip to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, and see the sky in a new way at Astronomy Cafe.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town trip builder website.

Getting from Fira to Rhodes Town by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. In September in Rhodes Town, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Monolithos.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kolimbia, Eleousa, Filerimos, Faliraki, Stegna Beach
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Mandraki Harbour ©
Mandraki Harbour
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia
Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue ©
Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue

3
nights
Monolithos

Monolithos ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Glystra Beach and Fourni Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castle of Monolithos and Archanggelos Michail Thari Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monolithos: Lardos (Folklore Museum of Lardos Village & Lardons Go-karts), Profiti Elias Monastery (in Salakos) and Church of Saint Phanourios (in Gennadi).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Monolithos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rhodes Town to Monolithos takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Monolithos are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Monolithos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lardos, Siana, Apolakkia, Kounaki Wines, Profiti Elias Monastery
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Castle of Monolithos ©
Castle of Monolithos
Archanggelos Michail Thari Monastery ©
Archanggelos Michail Thari Monastery
Dormition of Theotokos Church ©
Dormition of Theotokos Church

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