16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
5
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Mon), step into the grandiose world of New Fortress and then admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, then make a trip to Spianada Square, then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, and finally examine the collection at Casa Parlante.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Corfu Town trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Corfu Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In August, Corfu Town is a bit warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, then wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, kick back and relax at Red Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then get engrossed in the history at La Ponta, and finally look for gifts at the White, Santorini. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fira route planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Amoudi Bay
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

1
night
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
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 5th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion visit planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. In September in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, pause for some photo ops at Lion of Bavaria, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nafplio route planning site .

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nafplio, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

1
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 10th (Thu), do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, then relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and finally appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

Make your Olympia itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Olympia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in September, Olympia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Wineries
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Hermes by Praxiteles
Hermes by Praxiteles

4
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tsilivi: Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria), Keri Caves (in Limni Keri) and Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery (in Agalas). There's lots more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, get a new perspective on nature at Helmi's Natural History Museum, do a tasting at Grampsas Winery, and step off the mainland to explore Smuggler's Cove.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tsilivi online travel route planner .

You can drive from Olympia to Tsilivi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Kalamaki, Alykes Beach, Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery, Grampsas Winery
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Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach

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