17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  13​h
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
5
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Kalambaka
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Corfu Town to Giannades to see Yali Beach about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park, explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, and don't miss a visit to Spianada Square.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town trip maker site .

New York City, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Corfu Town is 7 hours. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Corfu Town: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Yali Beach, Aqualand Corfu Water Park
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take a stroll through Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

1
night
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 2nd (Tue), do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., trot along with Santo Horse Riding, then stroll through Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Akrotiri road trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip planning site .

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Heraklion are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Athens 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. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

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

3
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae) and Corinth (Archea Korinthos & Corinth Canal). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Luke Archibishop.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nafplio road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in June since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

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 11th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, delve into the distant past at Delphi, and then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Delphi trip itinerary app .

Getting from Nafplio to Delphi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Delphi, with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kalambaka day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Delphi in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kalambaka, with lows around 58°F. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron

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