13 days in Greece & Sofia Itinerary

13 days in Greece & Sofia Itinerary

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13 days in Greece & Sofia Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Oia, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  8​h
3
Lindos, Greece
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  9​h
4
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 30th (Sat), wander the streets of Anafiotika.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Vlychada Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, then get great views at Sunset in Oia, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Byzantine Castle Ruins, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Oia trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Athens to Oia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Akrotiri, Vlychada Beach
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

1
night
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Vliha Bay, take in the exciting artwork at Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art, kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of the Panagia, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Panteleimon. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Filemon Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Skiadi, then learn about winemaking at Kounaki Wines, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Michael the Archangel.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lindos trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Oia to Lindos in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Rhodes, Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli, Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art, Kounaki Wines, Archanggelos Michail Thari Monastery
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Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia

5
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Popular historic sites such as Rila Monastery and St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Prohodna Cave and Vihren. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sofia: Assen's Fortress (in Asenovgrad), Cottage Farm Alino (in Alino) and Borovets (Horseback Riding Tours & Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Petka of the Saddlers, admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay, and wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sofia online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Sofia takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Lindos in December, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Sofia: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bansko, Borovets, Ledenika, Prohodna Cave, Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church
Temple Sveti Nikolay ©
Temple Sveti Nikolay

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