8 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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8 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Venice, Italy
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Oia, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
3
Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Venice, Italy


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1
night
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery and then stop by Aquamarine Jewelry.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oia journey builder .

Venice, Italy to Oia is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Oia is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Oia when traveling from Venice in June, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites Shopping Beaches

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Akrotiri
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Aquamarine Jewelry ©
Aquamarine Jewelry

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then wander the streets of Plaka, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Athens online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Oia to Athens in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 20th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Celsus Kutuphanesi, explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Selcuk trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Athens to Selcuk in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Athens to Selcuk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Selcuk, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
The Terrace Houses ©
The Terrace Houses
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Topkapi Palace and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) will appeal to museum buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dalia Beach and Suma Beach. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Selcuk to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Selcuk in June, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Beaches Historic Sites
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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