17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece travel route planner

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Athens
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
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Delos
— 1 night
Drive to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Fly to Diagoras Airport
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Rhodes Town
— 4 nights
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Hersonissos
— 2 nights
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Chania Town
— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Temple of Hephaestus and Lake Vouliagmeni. Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena Nike.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Athens attractions planning app.

Manchester, UK to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Manchester to Athens, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Athens is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Mykonos Town

— 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Platis Gialos Beach and Paraga Beach. Get in touch with nature at Paradise Beach and Saint Anna. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Agios Sostis Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ornos Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Beautyworld Spa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town tour itinerary builder website.

Fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Delos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Delos

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the ancient world of House of Masks, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Delos, and then explore the ancient world of House of Dionysus.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Delos journey planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Delos by journey takes about an hour. Other options: travel. In August, daytime highs in Delos are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Delos

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Rhodes Town

— 4 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Visit Monastery Tsambika and Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Tsambika Beach and Tsambikos Watersports. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rhodes Town: Lindos (Acropolis of Lindos, Lindos Beach, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Filerimos, steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights, kick back and relax at Ialysos beach, and examine the collection at Bee Museum.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Delos to Rhodes Town with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Rhodes Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

Hersonissos

— 2 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally see HayTours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Stalis Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Georgios Monastery, indulge in some personalized pampering at Sisi Fish Spa Therapy, then explore the fascinating underground world of Milatos Cave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Virgin Mary.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hersonissos driving holiday planner.

Fly from Rhodes Town to Hersonissos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rhodes Town in August since evenings lows in Hersonissos dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Chania Town

— 3 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Visiting Kalathas Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Manousakis Winery and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Ancient Olive Tree (in Vouves), Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri) and Cretan Brewery S.A. (in Platanias). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Military Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou, see the interesting displays at Museum Of Typography, and steep yourself in history at Venizelos Graves.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chania Town attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Chania Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. August in Chania Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.

Rhodes travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.

Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.