17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Boston
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 30 min
4
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  4 h
8
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Boston

1
night
Heraklion, Crete

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.
On the 31st (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

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Boston, USA to Heraklion is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in May, expect Heraklion to be a bit warmer, temps between 75°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, trot along with Experience Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Akrotiri itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Boutari Winery
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, visit Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town road trip planning site.

Getting from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Athens driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mykonos Town in June: highs in Athens hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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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: Corinth (Archea Korinthos & Corinth Canal) and Moni Osiou Patapiou (in Loutraki). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, pause for some photo ops at Lion of Bavaria, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, and delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio trip planner.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Athens in June, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Corinth, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Moni Osiou Patapiou, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation ©
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, catch a live event at Delphi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Delphi trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Nafplio to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Delphi when traveling from Nafplio in June, with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

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

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 12th (Fri), make a trip to Meteora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally contemplate the long history of Varlaam Monastery.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kalambaka holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Delphi in June since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Corfu Town side-trips: Ipsos Aqua Arena (in Ipsos), Sakis Water Sports (in Kalami) and Kerasia Beach (in Kassiopi). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, get your game on at Corfu Kart Cross, and step into the grandiose world of New Fortress.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Corfu Town online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Corfu Town in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in Corfu Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfu, MKB Corfu Beekeeping Vasilakis, Ipsos Aqua Arena, Sakis Water Sports, Kerasia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

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