17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
5
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Dammam

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
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 7th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, and finally steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally identify plant and animal life at Reptisland.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion travel route planning site .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Heraklion is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Heraklion is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Dammam, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Winery Stilianou, Reptisland, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Visiting KAMARA BEACH and Red Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Perissa Black Sand Beach and Caldera Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Fira with a short trip to Santo Horse Riding in Akrotiri, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, view the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, shop like a local with S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, and look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry.

Plan trip to Fira with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Art Space
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, then wander the streets of Little Venice, and then look for gifts at Antica Murrina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Elia Beach, kick back and relax at Kalo Livadi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town day trip planning app .

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Antica Murrina, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Panormos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and then kick back and relax at Marathias Beach. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Patounis Soap Factory, enjoy the sand and surf at Paleokastritsa Beach, and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town road trip planner .

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in July, expect nights in Corfu Town to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Marathias Beach, Paleokastritsa Beach
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Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Ermou Street and Orlik Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at National Archaeological Museum and Temple of Olympian Zeus. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, view the masterpieces at Pandora Art Gallery, shop like a local with Ioannidou Art Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Corfu Town to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

4
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Popular historic sites such as Archaeological Site Mycenae and Nauplion Promenade are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Lion Gate. Change things up with these side-trips from Nafplio: Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary (in Kranidi) and Astros Beach (in Paralio Astros). It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi and get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nafplio vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Athens in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary, Astros Beach
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

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