17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Naxos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fira
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  3​h 30​min
4
Chania Town
— 3 nights
shuttle:  2​h
5
Heraklion
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get outdoors at Glyfada Beach and Areopagus. Get a sense of the local culture at National Archaeological Museum and Acropolis of Athens. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Plaka, stroll through Legrena Beach, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and kick back and relax at Voula Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Glyfada Beach, Legrena Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Portara and Kastro will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Ornos Beach and Mikri Vigla Beach. When in Naxos, make a side trip to see Little Venice in Mykonos Town, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaka Beach, and view the masterpieces at L- Art Gallery & Decor.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Naxos day trip planning tool .

Getting from Athens to Naxos by combination of subway and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ornos Beach, Little Venice
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Ornos Beach ©
Ornos Beach
Kastro ©
Kastro

3
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 1st (Mon), examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, view the masterpieces at Eduart Gjopalaj, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, then tour the pleasant surroundings at KAMARA BEACH, and then stroll through Hiking Trail Fira - Oia.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Naxos to Fira in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In June, daytime highs in Fira are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

3
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Let the collections at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno and Greek National Football Museum capture your imagination. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Balos Lagoon and Falassarna Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia), Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa) and Rethymnon (The Venetian Fortezza & Rethymnon Old Town). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, and learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chania Town trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Chania Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Kastro Gramvoussas, Falassarna Beach, Souda Bay War Cemetery, Balos Lagoon
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Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

2
nights
Heraklion

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 7th (Sun): look for gifts at Irida Family Workshop, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then stroll through Ligaria Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Agia Pelagia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then do a tasting at Domaine Paterianakis- Κτήμα Πατεριανάκη, and finally learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Chania Town to Heraklion takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Agia Pelagia, Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos
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