17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Delphi
— 1 night
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Ioannina
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
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Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
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Vothonas
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 4 nights

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Athens

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): catch a live event at Panathenaic Stadium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Poseidon.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Athens route planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Athens: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

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Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon
Brauron Archaeological Site
Brauron Archaeological Site
Archaeological Museum of Vravrona ©
Archaeological Museum of Vravrona

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Delphi

Delphi
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Delphi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Delphi day trip planner.

Drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Delphi, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

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Delphi
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

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Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. On the 23rd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Iera Moni Agiou Nikolaou Filanthropinon, get engrossed in the history at Archeologiko Mousio Ioanninon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fethiye Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Municipal Ethnographic Museum of Ioannina, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue, explore the world behind art at Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art, examine the collection at Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo, then learn about winemaking at Katogi Averoff Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Katara Pass.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ioannina journey maker tool.

Drive from Delphi to Ioannina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Delphi in December: highs in Ioannina hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Ioannina

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Fun & Games

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Fethiye Mosque ©
Fethiye Mosque
Katogi Averoff Winery ©
Katogi Averoff Winery

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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.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Spiridon, then explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetry, and finally explore the historical opulence of Angelokastro. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church Agioi Deka Pantokratoras, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Paraskevi Monastery, and then admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town online itinerary maker.

Getting from Ioannina to Corfu Town by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. December in Corfu Town sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Side Trips

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Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon
Church Agioi Deka Pantokratoras ©
Church Agioi Deka Pantokratoras
Angelokastro ©
Angelokastro

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Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery Arsaniou, look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, then learn about winemaking at Winery Dourakis, and finally delve into the distant past at Venetian Wells. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Chromonastiri Military Museum, steep yourself in history at Agia Irini Convent, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Irini.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rethymnon trip planner.

Getting from Corfu Town to Rethymnon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Vothonas.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Agia Irini Convent ©
Agia Irini Convent
The Monastery Arsaniou ©
The Monastery Arsaniou
Venetian Wells ©
Venetian Wells

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Vothonas

Vothonas ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Panagia Episkopi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panaghia Episcope, then do a tasting at Estate Argyros, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Monolithos Beach and then examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vothonas trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Rethymnon to Vothonas with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Vothonas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Art Space ©
Art Space
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Panagia Episkopi ©
Panagia Episkopi

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Athens

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

Temple of Poseidon and Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Brauron Archaeological Site and Vorres Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Agios Nikolas Chapel (in Rafina), Archaeological Museum of Vravrona (in Vravrona) and Eleftherios Venizelos Permanent Exhibition (in Spata). Explore Athens further: get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, examine the collection at Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof, catch a live event at Panathenaic Stadium, and learn about winemaking at Papagiannakos Winery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Athens online tour itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vothonas to Athens. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vothonas in December since evenings lows in Athens dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

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Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon
Brauron Archaeological Site
Brauron Archaeological Site
Archaeological Museum of Vravrona ©
Archaeological Museum of Vravrona

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