17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 3 nights
Fly
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
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Oia, Santorini
— 3 nights
Taxi to Santorini, Ferry to Mykonos Town
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly
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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Athens. June in Athens sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 5th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion visit planning website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Oia, Santorini

— 3 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Get out of town with these interesting Oia side-trips: Akrotiri (Red Beach & Akrotiri) and Kamari Beach (in Kamari). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, stop by Sand Lily Boutique, and make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oia tour itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Heraklion to Oia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Oia sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Oia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapari Beach, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Oia to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Thessaloniki

— 1 night

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, then make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Thessaloniki road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. While traveling from Mykonos Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Thessaloniki, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

Kalambaka

— 1 night
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Meteora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally steep yourself in history at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kalambaka online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Thessaloniki in June since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:

Nafplio

— 2 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nafplio: Corinth (Archea Korinthos & Akrokorinthos). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Nafplio trip planner.

Drive from Kalambaka to Nafplio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.