17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 2 nights
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Paros
— 1 night
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Chania Town, Crete
— 3 nights
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Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 3 nights
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Athens
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
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Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Akrotiri and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santo Winery and Akrotiri LightHouse. Next up on the itinerary: do sightseeing your way with Santorini Sailing, hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, and step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Santorini.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira trip builder tool.

Madrid, Spain to Fira is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Madrid to Fira, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Naxos

— 2 nights
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, then take a stroll through Kastro, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally delve into the distant past at Naos Tou Apollona - Portara. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Mikri Vigla Beach, then see some colorful creatures with Blue Fin Divers Naxos Greece, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Prokopios Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Naxos Town journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Naxos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Naxos Town, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paros

— 1 night

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Martselo beach, then contemplate the long history of Lefkes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, and finally head off the coast to Parikia Town.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paros trip builder website.

Getting from Naxos Town to Paros by ferry takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Paros

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Chania Town, Crete

— 3 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Falassarna Beach and Greek National Football Museum. Get some cultural insight at St. Nicholas Church and Manousakis Winery. Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Chania, stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Chania.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chania Town travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Paros to Chania Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Chania Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Rhodes Town, Rhodes

— 3 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Get some historical perspective at Monastery Tsambika and Ancient Kamiros. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Change things up with these side-trips from Rhodes Town: Lindos (The Church of the Panagia, Agios Pavlos Beach, &more) and Art Park Rhodes (in Archipoli). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Street of the Knights, don't miss a visit to Mandraki Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Rhodes Town online journey maker.

You can fly from Chania Town to Rhodes Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Athens

— 2 nights

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 27th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then take a stroll through Plaka, and then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Rhodes Town to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 3 nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Fortress Corfu and Corfu Old Town. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monastery of Paleokastritsa and Church of Saint Spiridon. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vlacherna Monastery, and admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Athens to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Athens in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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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.