17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Ferry
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Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pylos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 1 night
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Drive to Killini, Ferry to Poros, Drive to Skala
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Skala, Cephalonia
— 1 night
Taxi to Kefallinia, Fly to Corfu Town
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then visit Little Venice, and then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): stroll through Paradise Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town route maker site.

Philadelphia, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mykonos Town, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santorini

— 2 nights

Greek Pompeii

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.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, then stroll through Experience Horse Riding, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paradisos Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Vlychada Beach, do a tasting at Boutari Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, then kick back and relax at Almyra Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kambia Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri trip maker.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete

— 1 night
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 3rd (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and finally learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou.

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

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In June in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, then wander the streets of Plaka, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
On the 6th (Sat), steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, contemplate the long history of Lion Gate, and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Astros Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Nauplion Promenade.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nafplio day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in June, Nafplio is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Pylos.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pylos

— 2 nights
Pylos, historically also known under its Italian name Navarino, is a town and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. On the 8th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Peroulia Beach, then stroll through Petrochori Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Messinia Wild Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Voidokilia Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Archelon Sea Turtles Rescue Center, brush up on your military savvy at Tsiklitira's House, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Pylos, and finally stroll through Mati - Bouka Beach.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Pylos travel tool.

Getting from Nafplio to Pylos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Pylos, with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Pylos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Delphi online trip planner.

You can drive from Pylos to Delphi in 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Skala.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Skala, Cephalonia

— 1 night
Mass tourism has transformed the once-sleepy village of Skala into a modern seaside resort, its major attraction a well-developed beach that happens to be one of the longest and sandiest on the island of Cephalonia.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skala Beach, learn about winemaking at Petrakopoulos Wines, then identify plant and animal life at Mounda Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Argo Daily Cruises.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Skala trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Delphi to Skala takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. June in Skala sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Skala

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Visit St. Spyridon First Beach and Limni Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Corfu Donkey Rescue and Agios Petros Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Corfu Town side-trips: Corfu Reptilla Roda (in Roda), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Agios Georgios) and Yali Beach (in Giannades). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, take in the exciting artwork at Tsami Ceramics, explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, and step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Skala to Corfu Town in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.