17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sharjah
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Oia
— 3 nights
ferry:  6 h 30 min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Arachova
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Sharjah

1
night
Athens

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens road trip planning website .

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Sharjah in December, plan for colder days in Athens, with highs around 17°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Oia.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

3
nights
Oia

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Oia is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wineries, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and brush up on your military savvy at Naval Maritime Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oia trip planner .

You can fly from Athens to Oia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Imerovigli, Wine Tours & Tastings, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Portara in Naxos Town (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and stroll through Elia Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Oia to Mykonos Town in 6.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Arachova.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach, Portara
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

3
nights
Arachova

Arachova ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church (in Itea), Agios Nikolaos Church (in Galaxidi) and Hosios Loukas (in Distomo).

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Arachova tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Mykonos Town to Arachova in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Arachova

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Delphi, Hosios Loukas, Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
See some other sides of Athens: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Athens holiday planner.

You can drive from Arachova to Athens in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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