16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos
— 2 nights
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Svoronata, Kefalonia
— 1 night
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Drive to Kefallinia Airport, Fly to Aktion National Airport, Drive to Kalambaka
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Drive to Aktion National Airport, Fly to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Drive to Gouvia
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Gouvia, Corfu
— 2 nights
Drive to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Fly to Nuremberg

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Heraklion, Crete

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip itinerary maker website.

Nuremberg, Germany to Heraklion is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, Heraklion is somewhat warmer than Nuremberg - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 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: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and take a tour by water with Santorini Sailing.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Fira journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 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.
On the 14th (Wed), kick back and relax at Panormos Beach and then see some colorful creatures with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

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: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Athens vacation planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Mykonos Town in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Athens, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Tsilivi (Planos).

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos

— 2 nights
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): do a tasting at Grampsas Winery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach). On the next day, enjoy some diversion at Adamieion Ceramic Art Studio and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tsilivi (Planos) online road trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Tsilivi (Planos) by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 23°C in Tsilivi (Planos). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Svoronata.

Things to do in Tsilivi (Planos)

Outdoors · Tours · Classes · Beaches

Side Trips

Svoronata, Kefalonia

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): experience rural life at Dias Beekeeping and then see what you can catch with Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Michalis.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Svoronata online day trip planner.

You can travel from Tsilivi (Planos) to Svoronata in 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Svoronata are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Svoronata

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Kalambaka

— 1 night
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron and then make a trip to Meteora.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kalambaka route planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Svoronata to Kalambaka. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Svoronata in July since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Gouvia.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites

Gouvia, Corfu

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Madalena Boat Trips, explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, and then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): explore the galleries of Corfu Museum of Asian Art and then make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gouvia tour planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kalambaka to Gouvia. Traveling from Kalambaka in July, Gouvia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gouvia

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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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.