13 days in Greece Itinerary

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— 2 nights
— 1 night
Bus to Κ.Ε.Π., Fly to Fira
— 1 night
Ferry to Heraklion, Foot to Néa Alikarnassós, Bus to Heraklion, Fly to Rhodes Town
Rhodes Town
— 7 nights


Athens — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 14th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, view the masterpieces at Technohoros Art Gallery, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, explore the venue of Onassis Stegi, then take in the exciting artwork at Athens Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Ermou Street.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Athens sightseeing tool.

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Athens. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Delphi.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Delphi — 1 night

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 16th (Mon), delve into the distant past at The Tholos of Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and finally explore the ancient world of Delphi.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Delphi road trip planning website.

Drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in September since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fira.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Fira — 1 night

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 17th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, explore the galleries of Gabbiano Nero, examine the collection at Monastery of Profitis Ilias, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then deepen your understanding at MATI Art Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery and then contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fira online trip builder.

Getting from Delphi to Fira by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Traveling from Delphi in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fira, with lows around 70°F. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rhodes Town.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Rhodes Town — 7 nights

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tassos Samourakis Gold & Silver Jewelry and Rodoscope Creative Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Medieval City and Mandraki Harbour. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Koskinou Traditional House, contemplate the long history of Street of the Knights, get a new perspective on nature at Cultural and Geological Melathro Rhodes, and delve into the distant past at Great Hamam.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town trip builder site.

Getting from Fira to Rhodes Town by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 25:

Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Santorini travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Rhodes travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.