16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece holiday planner

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

— 1 night
On the 31st (Sat), get a dose of the wild on Madalena Boat Trips, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paleokastritsa Beach. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, then take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, and finally contemplate the long history of Spilia's Gate.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gouvia day trip planner.

Como, Italy to Gouvia is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Como in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gouvia: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Gouvia

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kalambaka day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gouvia to Kalambaka. Traveling from Gouvia in August, expect Kalambaka to be little chillier, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Svoronata.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites

Svoronata, Kefalonia

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): experience rural life at Dias Beekeeping, cast your line with Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Michalis, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Agios Andreas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Svoronata trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kalambaka to Svoronata. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Svoronata when traveling from Kalambaka in August, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tsilivi (Planos).

Things to do in Svoronata

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos

— 3 nights
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Get out of town with these interesting Tsilivi (Planos) side-trips: Xigia Beach (in Koroni), Blue Caves (in Korithi) and Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria). Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Vasilikos Beach, look for gifts at Medusa Boutique, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicholas Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tsilivi (Planos) trip itinerary planner.

Travel from Svoronata to Tsilivi (Planos) in 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tsilivi (Planos) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Tsilivi (Planos)

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, wander the streets of Plaka, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Athens online trip maker.

Fly from Tsilivi (Planos) to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tsilivi (Planos) in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then take a stroll through Little Venice.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town day trip website.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fira trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Aegeo Spas, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, then examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally do a tasting at Winery Stilianou.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums

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.