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 sightseeing. Your trip 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.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, admire the masterpieces at Kazantzakis Museum, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in June, you will find days in Heraklion are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Oia.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
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Oia, Santorini — 3 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oia: Kamari Beach (in Kamari) and Akrotiri (Red Beach & Akrotiri). There's still lots to do: hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, take a tour by water with Alex Private Boat Rental, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and get maximum retail therapy with Sand Lily Boutique.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oia planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Heraklion to Oia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Oia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
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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 sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip 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 do a combination of taxi and flight. 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.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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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.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: Corinth (Archea Korinthos & Akrokorinthos). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, and step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Nafplio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Nafplio are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
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Greece travel guide

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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.
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