16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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Heraklion, Crete
Drive
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Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rethymnon, Crete
— 1 day
Drive
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Naxos Town
— 1 night
Ferry
7
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
Drive
9
Epidavros
— 1 day
Drive
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Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Athens
— 4 nights
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Heraklion, Crete

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.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Heraklion is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Heraklion is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Heraklion at 34°C and lows at 26°C. You'll set off for Chania Town on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Heraklion

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Chania Town, Crete

— 2 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
You've added Nea Chora Beach, Old Venetian Harbor, Archaeological Museum of Chania, and other attractions to your itinerary.

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Traveling by shuttle from Heraklion to Chania Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rethymnon, Crete

— 1 day
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Kournas, Rimondi Fountain, Old Venetian Harbour of Rethymno, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, don't miss a visit to Rimondi Fountain, take a leisurely stroll along Old Venetian Harbour of Rethymno, then steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, and finally wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town.

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Drive from Chania Town to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
You've added Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion, Cathedral of St. Minas, Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Rethymnon to Heraklion takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You've added Three Bells of Fira, Skaros Rock, Santorini Volcano, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, then don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, then get impressive views of Santorini Volcano, and finally don't miss a visit to Three Bells of Fira.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fira road trip planning app.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. In July in Fira, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Naxos Town

— 1 night
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kastro as well as Temple of Demeter. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Agios Prokopios Beach, then wander the streets of Kastro, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally explore the ancient world of Naos Tou Apollona - Portara.

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Traveling by ferry from Fira to Naxos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos Town

— 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Paraportiani Church as well as Super Paradise Beach. On the 21st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Super Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, take a stroll through Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town online itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
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Fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mykonos Town in July: highs in Athens hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. You will leave for Epidavros on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

Epidavros

— 1 day
One of the ancient world's famed places of healing, Epidavros today remains best known as the site of a remarkably well-preserved Hellenic theater, designated as a World Heritage Site.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fortress Palamidi. On the 23rd (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Epidavros trip app.

Getting from Athens to Epidavros by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Epidavros. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Epidavros

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
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You can drive from Epidavros to Delphi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Epidavros in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Delphi, with lows around 23°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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 24th (Sat), stroll through Varlaam Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then make a trip to Meteora, and finally see the interesting displays at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

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You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Kalambaka when traveling from Delphi in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

You've added Monastiraki, Temple of Hephaestus, Roman Agora, and other attractions to your itinerary. Enjoy Athens some more: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

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You can drive from Kalambaka to Athens in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 28°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.

Naxos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and advantageous winds, the island offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and other watersports. Most of the island's western coastline boasts one sandy beach splashed by blue waters rich in marine life--a big draw for amateur scuba divers. The mountainous interior provides a look at the quieter side of the island, featuring a patchwork of lush valleys, quaint villages, and ancient sites. For a change of pace and a bit of modern dining and shopping, visit Hora, the island's biggest city.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.