16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece attractions planner

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive to Sarandë, Ferry to Corfu Town
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
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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 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then wander the streets of Little Venice, and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, learn about winemaking at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, then relax and rejuvenate at Beautyworld Spa, and finally examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker.

Chicago, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 63°F in Mykonos Town. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 22nd (Sat), delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, then stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary tool.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, daytime highs in Fira are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally look for gifts at Nerium Oleander.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Heraklion trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Fira to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and take a stroll through Plaka.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Athens tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Heraklion to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In May in Athens, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Nafplio

— 2 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 28th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, then take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Spyridonas, and finally delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi and then steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip maker.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in May, plan for little chillier nights in Nafplio, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Delphi

— 1 night
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then see where the action happens at Delphi, and then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Delphi driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Nafplio to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Delphi, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

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 31st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, make a trip to Meteora, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kalambaka trip builder.

Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Delphi in May; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 72°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 3 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Corfu Town to Agios Spyridonas to see St. Spyridon First Beach about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, look for all kinds of wild species at Corfu Donkey Rescue, make a trip to Spianada Square, and explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town day trip planner.

Getting from Kalambaka to Corfu Town by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Kalambaka in May, with lows around 58°F. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

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.