17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Shuttle:  19 h 15 min
1
Chania Town, Crete
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Imerovigli, Santorini
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Sifnos
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Milos
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  2 h 30 min
5
Athens
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
8
Monemvasia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Sparta
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
10
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
Ioannina
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
12
Kastoria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Veroia
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
14
Vergina
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
15
Dion
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
16
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles

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night
Chania Town, Crete

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, then enjoy the sea views from Chania Venetian Lighthouse, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps and tourist information, read Chania Town day trip planning tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Chania Town is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Chania Town. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Chania Town, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Imerovigli.

Things to do in Chania Town

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera ©
Chania Venetian Lighthouse ©
Chania Venetian Lighthouse

1
night
Imerovigli, Santorini

Imerovigli ©
Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, and then hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Imerovigli trip itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Chania Town to Imerovigli with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Imerovigli are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sifnos.

Things to do in Imerovigli

Parks Trails Museums

Side Trips

Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Museum of Prehistoric Thira
Highlights from your plan
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira

1
night
Sifnos

Sifnos ©
Sifnos is an island municipality in the Cyclades island group in Greece. On the 26th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Profiti Ilias Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Symeon, and then explore the galleries of Peristeriona.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sifnos online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Imerovigli to Sifnos takes 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sifnos can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Milos.

Things to do in Sifnos

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Peristeriona ©
Peristeriona

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Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kleftiko Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at The Art House - Photography Milos, then step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Milos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sarakiniko Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Milos driving holiday planning app .

Drive from Sifnos to Milos in 2.5 hours. In April in Milos, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Milos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Venetian Castle of Milos ©
Venetian Castle of Milos

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Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Milos to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in April, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens
Philopappos Hill ©
Philopappos Hill

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.
On the 29th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church, get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Delphi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Delphi when traveling from Athens in April, with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

1
night
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
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 30th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, steep yourself in history at Lion Gate, then take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and finally explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nafplio trip site .

Traveling by car from Delphi to Nafplio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nafplio, with lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Citadel and Treasury of Atreus
Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

1
night
Monemvasia

Monemvasia
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 1st (Fri), look for gifts at To Kelari Olive Oil and Wine Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, then delve into the distant past at Monemvasia Fortress, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Pavlos.

For more things to do and tourist information, read Monemvasia day trip site .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Monemvasia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Shopping

1
night
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological site of Mystra, and then contemplate the long history of Mystras.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sparta online trip builder .

You can drive from Monemvasia to Sparta in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Archaeological site of Mystra
Highlights from your plan
Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra

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night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
On the 3rd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archaeological Site of Olympia, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia tour planner.

You can drive from Sparta to Olympia in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Olympia

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Walking tours

1
night
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Silversmithing Museum, see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, and then fly down the slopes at Alpine Zone.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ioannina trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Olympia to Ioannina in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Ioannina, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kastoria.

Things to do in Ioannina

Winter Sports Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Vrellis Greek History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Vrellis Greek History Museum ©
Vrellis Greek History Museum
Alpine Zone ©
Alpine Zone
Silversmithing Museum ©
Silversmithing Museum

1
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Kastoria

Kastoria ©
Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the striking features of Endymatologiko Mouseio, then explore the activities along Lake Orestiada, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kastorian Byzantine Churches., and finally Head underground at Cave of Dragon (Spilia tou drakou).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kastoria using our trip planner.

Drive from Ioannina to Kastoria in 2 hours. Traveling from Ioannina in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Kastoria. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Veroia.

Things to do in Kastoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Orestiada ©
Lake Orestiada

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night
Veroia

Veroia ©
Veria, officially transliterated Veroia, historically also spelled Berea, is a city in Macedonia, northern Greece, located 511km north-northwest of the capital Athens and 73km west-southwest of Thessalonica.Even by the standards of Greece, Veria is an old city; first mentioned in the writings of Thucydides in 432 BC, there is evidence that it was populated as early as 1000 BC. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hellenic Culture Museum, then examine the collection at The Byzantine Museum of Veroia, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Veria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metamorfoseos Sotiros Moutsiani Church.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Veroia online travel planner .

Getting from Kastoria to Veroia by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Veroia sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vergina.

Things to do in Veroia

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Museum of Veria ©
Archaeological Museum of Veria
The Byzantine Museum of Veroia ©
The Byzantine Museum of Veroia

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Vergina

Vergina ©
On the 7th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Aigai Theater and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina).

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vergina journey website .

Vergina is just a stone's throw from Veroia. In May in Vergina, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dion.

Things to do in Vergina

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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Dion

Dion
For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dion trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Vergina to Dion in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vergina in May, with highs in Dion at 78°F and lows at 57°F. You will leave for Corfu Town on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Dion

Historic Sites Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, then examine the collection at Casa Parlante, and then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town travel planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dion to Corfu Town. In May in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Casa Parlante ©
Casa Parlante
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town

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