17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens
— 1 night
2
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
3
Nafplio
— 3 nights
4
Chania Town
— 3 nights
5
Fira
— 3 nights
6
Athens
— 2 nights

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stop by Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at National History Museum (Old Parliament), appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, thenmake a trip to Syntagma Station, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Athens online trip itinerary maker.

Edmonton, Canada to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Edmonton in May, expect nights in Athens to be warmer, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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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 13th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Eptapyrgio Castle, delve into the distant past at Rotunda, don't miss a visit to Monument of Alexander The Great, thenenjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, thenget engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Sophia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): take a stroll through Ladadika District, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Ypapanti Church, thendelve into the distant past at The Greek Agora and Roman Forum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Thessaloniki sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Athens to Thessaloniki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Athens in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

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Nafplio

Nafplio
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, thenstop by Genesis Ceramic Workshop, thenstep into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Nauplion Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, contemplate the waterfront views at Corinth Canal, and then get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Nafplio vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Nafplio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Thessaloniki in May, with lows around °C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Corinth, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

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nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Rethymnon (Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, Rethymnon Old Town, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Venetian Harbor, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, stop by Diapiro, and make a trip to Lighthouse.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chania Town vacation builder.

Fly from Nafplio to Chania Town in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Traveling from Nafplio in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Chania Town. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Chania Town

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Lake Kournas, Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera
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Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor

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Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 22nd (Fri), explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, thenhike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, thenawaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally look for gifts at the White, Santorini.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Chania Town to Fira in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Fira are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

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nights
Athens

Enjoy Athens some more: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Theater of Dionysus, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Athens road trip tool.

Getting from Fira to Athens by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Walking tours
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus

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