17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Athens
— Few hours
fly:  1​h
2
Zakynthos Town
— 3 nights
plane:  3​h
3
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Naxos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
6
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Montreal

few
hours
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 15th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Stoa of Attalos, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and then take an in-depth tour of Ancient Agora of Athens.

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Montreal, Canada to Athens is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Athens is 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in September; daily highs in Athens reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zakynthos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums
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Stoa of Attalos ©
Stoa of Attalos
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens

3
nights
Zakynthos Town

Zakynthos Town ©
The commercial center of the eponymous island, Zakynthos Town bustles with the energy as excited tourists and residents go about their daily business.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Agios Dionisios Church and Saint Nicholas Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bohali Castle and Zakynthos Metropolis Church. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamaki Beach, learn about winemaking at Grampsas Winery, examine the collection at Museum of D Solomos and Eminent People of Zakynthos, and look for gifts at Cinnabar.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zakynthos Town day trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Zakynthos Town. September in Zakynthos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Fira.

Things to do in Zakynthos Town

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Nicholas Church, Grampsas Winery, Zakynthos Turtle Rescue Center, Kalamaki Beach
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Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Grampsas Winery ©
Grampsas Winery

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Head to MATI Art Gallery and Art Spacefor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Byzantine Castle Ruins and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Explore Fira's surroundings by going to Tomato Industrial Museum (in Vlychada) and SYMPOSION by La Ponta (in Akrotiri). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, make a trip to Megalochori - Traditional Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and look for gifts at Atlantis Books.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira trip builder site .

Explore your travel options from Zakynthos Town to Fira with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Oia, Santorini, Pyrgos, SYMPOSION by La Ponta, Tomato Industrial Museum
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Byzantine Castle Ruins ©
Byzantine Castle Ruins
Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zas Mountain, see the interesting displays at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki, examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, then explore the ancient world of Portara, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Naxos trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Fira to Naxos in 5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Naxos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Nature Beaches
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara
Alyko Beach ©
Alyko Beach

3
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
Visit Paraportiani Church and Agios Nikolakis Church for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Matoyianni Street and Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Old Port, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip planner .

Traveling by car from Naxos to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paraportiani Church ©
Paraportiani Church
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
On the 28th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Erechtheion and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): wander the streets of Plaka, delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena Nike, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Athens attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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