16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Athens
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Heraklion
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly

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Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Ioannidou Art Gallery. For shopping fun, head to Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou' or Kori. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, browse the exhibits of Orlik Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Avlitis Art, and admire the masterpieces at Pandora Art Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, take in the exciting artwork at Agora art gallery, and then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, then take in the views from Arkadiko Bridge, and then steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in February: high temperatures in Nafplio hover around 54°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Monemvasia

— 2 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Get a sense of the local culture at Monemvasia Fortress and Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil. Get some historical perspective at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos) and Agia Sofia Church. Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Museum in Sparta (about 1h 30 min away). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia.

Before you visit Monemvasia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Nafplio to Monemvasia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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 23rd (Sun): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Monemvasia to Heraklion. In February, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Emporio, take in the exciting artwork at Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then take in the exciting artwork at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Oia Treasures Art Gallery, look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry, take in the exciting artwork at Oria Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Gabbiano Nero, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini.

Planning Fira trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Fira are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, then stop by Antica Murrina, then take a stroll through Little Venice, and finally view the masterpieces at HOFA Gallery (House of Fine Art) Mykonos. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Minima Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at The Big White Gallery, and then delve into the distant past at House of Dionysus.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary website.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Icon Gallery, examine the collection at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, browse the exhibits of Tsami Ceramics, then expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, and finally view the masterpieces at Corfu Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press, steep yourself in history at Achilleion Museum, examine the collection at Capodistrias Museum - Kapodistrias Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corfu, and finally look for gifts at Emporion D'artes.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in February, expect little chillier with lows of 45°F in Corfu Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.