17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 1 night
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Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly
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Mytilene
— 1 night
Drive
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Anavatos
— 2 nights
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Drive to Mytilene International Airport, Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Drive to Mykonos Town
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
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Drive to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Fly to Kos Airport, Drive to Kalymnos
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Kalymnos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly to Athens, Bus to Nafplio
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Athens
— 1 night
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Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, and then delve into the distant past at Erechtheion.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Athens route planner.

Boston, USA to Athens is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Athens is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in May, with highs in Athens at 77°F and lows at 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums

Delphi

— 1 night
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 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi and then contemplate the long history of Delphi.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Delphi road trip planning site.

Drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in May since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites

Kalambaka

— 1 night
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 2nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Roussanou Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka online journey planner.

Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Kalambaka, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks

Thessaloniki

— 1 night

Mother of Israel

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 3rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, appreciate the history behind Monument of Alexander The Great, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and finally steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki travel route site.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kalambaka in June since evenings lows in Thessaloniki dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mytilene.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites

Mytilene

— 1 night
Founded in the 11th century BCE, Mytilene is the capital of the island of Lesbos.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Mytilene Castle, then don't miss a visit to Moni Agios Taxiarchis, and then look for gifts at Olive Wood House.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mytilene trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Thessaloniki to Mytilene with the Route module. In June in Mytilene, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Anavatos.

Things to do in Mytilene

Historic Sites · Shopping

Anavatos

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Glari Beach and then take a memorable drive along Nea Moni Monastery. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Lithi Beach and then don't miss a visit to Anavatos.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Anavatos trip app.

Traveling by car from Mytilene to Anavatos takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Anavatos can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Anavatos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
On the 7th (Sun), stop by Mytho, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then visit Little Venice, then make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, and finally see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Anavatos to Mykonos Town with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kalymnos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Kalymnos

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Folklore Museum of Kalymnos and then don't miss a visit to Neoklasiko Private Folklore and Historical Collections. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castle Of Choras and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Kalymnos road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Mykonos Town to Kalymnos with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Kalymnos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, and finally explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion day trip planning site.

You can drive from Kalymnos to Heraklion in 17 hours. In June, daytime highs in Heraklion are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nafplio

— 2 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, pause for some photo ops at Lion of Bavaria, then take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Corinth Canal, learn about winemaking at Ktima Palivou, and then steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nafplio vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Heraklion to Nafplio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Heraklion in June, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos and then wander the streets of Plaka.

Plan trip to Athens with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Lesbos travel guide

3.8
Castles · Beaches · Landmarks
Emerald Isle
Still largely unaffected by commercial tourism, Lesbos maintains its leisurely pace of life and offers visitors a tranquil landscape of lush olive groves and age-old fishing settlements. The Ottomans called this island the "Garden of the Empire," valuing its pristine natural scenery and rich cultural heritage. Lesbos once drew philosophers like Aristotle and Epicurus, who ran a renowned philosophical academy on the island. Today Lesbos' coastline attracts hikers, cyclists, and beachgoers, while its unspoiled forested areas draw ardent birdwatchers. Begin your island adventure at Mytilene, a lively port town packed with museums, churches, and traditional taverns.

Chios travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Mastic Island
Rich history and scenic landscapes make Chios one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Aegean. Nicknamed the "Mastic Island" because it remains one of the world's major producers and exporters of mastic gum, Chios offers visitors a chance to explore medieval villages and age-old monasteries. Start at the ancient settlement serving as the island's center of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Alternatively, make the southwestern port of Mesta your base for touring a cluster of satellite islands reachable by boat or ferry. The island is nearer to the Turkish coastline than the Greek mainland, and as a result shares much of eastern Turkey's topography of rugged crags and fragrant citrus groves.