17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 45 min
1
Sami, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  5 h 15 min
4
Thassos Town (Limenas), Thasos
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Istiaia, Euboea Region
— 1 night
Travel:  8 h 45 min
9
Hydra
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
10
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
End: Manchester

2
nights
Sami, Cephalonia

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Myrtos Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Drogarati Cave, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Antisamos Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Melissani Cave. On your second day here, look for gifts at Myrtillo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Makris Gialos Beach, then take in the views from Drapano Bridge (De Bosset), and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Skala Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sami trip tool .

Manchester, UK to Sami is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Manchester to Sami, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in July; daily highs in Sami reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Sami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Myrtillo, Drogarati Cave, Makris Gialos Beach, Myrtos Beach, Drapano Bridge (De Bosset)
Highlights from your plan
Melissani Cave ©
Melissani Cave
Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach
Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos Beach

2
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
On the 6th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and finally relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and then examine the collection at Archimedes Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Olympia trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Sami to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Tours Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery

2
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

Tsilivi ©
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): cool off at Tsilivi Waterpark, then kick back and relax at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laganas Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then step off the mainland to explore Marathonisi (Turtle Island).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tsilivi trip planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Tsilivi in 3 hours. In July in Tsilivi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Thassos Town (Limenas).

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Laganas Beach, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Marathonisi (Turtle Island)
Highlights from your plan
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Speed Boats Tours
Marathonisi (Turtle Island) ©
Marathonisi (Turtle Island)

1
night
Thassos Town (Limenas), Thasos

Thassos Town (Limenas) ©
On the 10th (Fri), admire the local landmark of Love Spring, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aliki Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater of Thassos.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Thassos Town (Limenas) trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Tsilivi to Thassos Town (Limenas) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, bus, and ferry. In July in Thassos Town (Limenas), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Thassos Town (Limenas)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Love Spring
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Ancient Theater of Thassos ©
Ancient Theater of Thassos

2
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), then delve into the distant past at Rotunda, and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Thassos Town (Limenas) to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In July, daytime highs in Thessaloniki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square

1
night
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
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 13th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, and finally make a trip to Meteora.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Thessaloniki in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Kalambaka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

1
night
Delphi

Delphi ©
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 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then don't miss a visit to Delphi, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Delphi trip planner .

Getting from Kalambaka to Delphi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July in Delphi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Istiaia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

1
night
Istiaia, Euboea Region

On the 15th (Wed), kick back and relax at Kanatadika Beach, make a trip to Oreoi Port, then pause for some photo ops at Bull of Oreoi, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Istiaia trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Delphi to Istiaia takes 3 hours. While traveling from Delphi, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Istiaia, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Istiaia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oreoi, Kanatadika Beach
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Bull of Oreoi ©
Bull of Oreoi

1
night
Hydra

Hydra ©
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Andrea Miaoulis Monument, explore the world behind art at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, and then take a pleasant ride with Harriets Hydra Horses. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum), kick back and relax at Saint Nicholas Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bisti Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hydra tour planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Istiaia to Hydra. While traveling from Istiaia, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hydra, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Hydra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Harriets Hydra Horses ©
Harriets Hydra Horses
Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra ©
Andrea Miaoulis Monument ©
Andrea Miaoulis Monument

1
night
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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 18th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, and then pause for some photo ops at Schulenburg Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Corfu Donkey Rescue, stroll through Paleokastritsa Beach, then stop by Mezzo Mezzo, then examine the collection at Casa Parlante, and finally explore the galleries of Achilleion Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hydra to Corfu Town. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hydra in July since evenings lows in Corfu Town dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Achilleion Museum
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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