16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
5
Nidri, Lefkada
— 2 nights
6
Athens
— 4 nights

1
night
Heraklion, Crete

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 11th (Sat): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, thenexamine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and then do a tasting at Winery Stilianou. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, thenget a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, thentake an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

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Mardin, Turkey to Heraklion is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Mardin in July, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Heraklion: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Winery Stilianou
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, learn about winemaking at Vassaltis Vineyards, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fira online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Santorini, Imerovigli
Highlights from your plan
Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for gifts at The Corner Jewellery Market, take a stroll through Little Venice, thenmake a trip to Rarity Gallery, thenmake a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town online route planner.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, thenget engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and finally stop by Corfu Sandals. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue and then make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Corfu Town trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in July, you will find days in Corfu Town are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nidri.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Corfu Donkey Rescue
Highlights from your plan
Aqualand Corfu Water Park ©
Aqualand Corfu Water Park
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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nights
Nidri, Lefkada

A major yachting destination in the Ionian Sea, Nidri serves as the gateway to Lefkada's satellite islets, reachable by regular boat tours.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Desimi Beach, thendo a tasting at Lefkas Earth Winery, and finally kick back and relax at Agiofilli Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum Karia, thenkick back and relax at Milos Beach, thenkick back and relax at Kathisma Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Avali Beach.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nidri trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Nidri takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Nidri are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nidri

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lefkada, Agios Nikitas, Folklore Museum Karia, Avali Beach
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Milos Beach ©
Milos Beach
Kathisma Beach ©
Kathisma Beach

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nidri to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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