17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25 h
1
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Fira
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Heraklion
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
4
Athens
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Naxos Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, stroll through Elia Beach, and don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip maker website .

Sydney, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney to Mykonos Town, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, you will find days in Mykonos Town are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Ornos Beach, Antica Murrina
Highlights from your plan
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

4
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santorini Day Tours by Dimitris P., Dr. Fish Spa Experience santorinni and Santorini Skyline Travel. Go for a jaunt from Fira to Akrotiri to see SYMPOSION by La Ponta about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Fira trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Fira sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, Kamari Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Heraklion

Heraklion ©
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.
Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain).

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Heraklion route builder.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Heraklion are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step out of Athens to go to Mycenae and see Archaeological Site Mycenae, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Heraklion, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Naxos Town

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive, examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, take a stroll through Old Town, then examine the collection at Theatrical Museum Iakovos Kampanellis, and finally take a stroll through Kastro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): kick back and relax at Plaka Beach, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then step into the grandiose world of Tower of Zevgolis.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Naxos Town online trip builder .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Naxos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, you will find days in Naxos Town are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tower of Zevgolis, Fish & Olive, Eggares Olive Press Museum, Plaka Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kastro ©
Kastro
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive
Old Town ©
Old Town

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