17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
4
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Olympia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  6 h 15 min
7
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: London

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally take a stroll through Little Venice.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town attractions planner.

London, UK to Mykonos Town is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in June; daily highs in Mykonos Town reach 31°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, and stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip itinerary maker.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Ancient Thera, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then do a tasting at Winery Stilianou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Archeologikos Choros Tilissos, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Heraklion trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Heraklion are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou, Archeologikos Choros Tilissos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, stroll through Mount Lycabettus, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and wander the streets of Plaka.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. June in Athens sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, then take in the views from Arkadiko Bridge, and then see where the action happens at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nafplio day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Nafplio. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

2
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, and then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Olympia travel route site.

You can drive from Nafplio to Olympia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Olympia, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Olympia

Tours Museums Wineries
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Hermes by Praxiteles
Hermes by Praxiteles

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 7th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue and then make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, then make a trip to Spianada Square, then look for gifts at MiNiMiS, and finally admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Corfu Town road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Olympia to Corfu Town takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Corfu Donkey Rescue, Aqualand Corfu Water Park
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Aqualand Corfu Water Park ©
Aqualand Corfu Water Park
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

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