17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16​h
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  3​h
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Naxos
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Fira
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Athens
— Few hours
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monastiraki Flea Market. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Athens. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Monastiraki Flea Market
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fokos Beach and Spas. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ftelia Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panayia Tourliani.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Athens in September, plan for little chillier days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, Paradise Beach, Fokos Beach
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Fokos Beach ©
Fokos Beach
Monastery of Panayia Tourliani ©
Monastery of Panayia Tourliani
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

5
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Portara and Alyko Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Maragas Beach, don't miss a visit to The Windmills at Tripodes, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Paraskevi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alyko Dimou Naxou.

Start your trip to Naxos by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Mykonos Town to Naxos in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alyko Dimou Naxou ©
Alyko Dimou Naxou
Portara ©
Portara
Maragas Beach ©
Maragas Beach

4
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Spas. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Megalochori - Traditional Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, and take in the exciting artwork at MATI Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fira day trip planning site .

You can drive from Naxos to Fira in 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Tours Spas

Side Trips

Megalochori - Traditional Village, Akrotiri
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Spas
Megalochori - Traditional Village ©
Megalochori - Traditional Village

few
hours
Athens

Athens
For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planning website .

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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