16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece visit planner

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Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
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Ios
— 2 nights
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Fira
— 3 nights
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Heraklion
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mykonos Town: Naxos Town (Theatrical Museum Iakovos Kampanellis, Naos Tou Apollona - Portara, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, make a trip to Matoyianni Street, and see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip builder site.

Melbourne, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Mykonos Town, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Mykonos Town is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ios.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ios

— 2 nights
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Papa Beach, kick back and relax at Manganari Beach, and then stroll through Tris Klissies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Ag. Theodoti Beach, kick back and relax at Mylopotas Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolitsani Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ios attractions planning app.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Ios by ferry takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ios are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Ios

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Fira

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, look for gifts at Olympus Senses, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, and kick back and relax at Kamari Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Fira online day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ios to Fira takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Fira are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Heraklion

— 2 nights
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules). On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion visit planner.

Getting from Fira to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens.

To find out how to plan a trip to Athens, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Heraklion to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Heraklion in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Crete travel guide

4.3
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.