17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  11​h
1
Athens
— Few hours
ferry:  3​h
2
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Fira
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  8​h
4
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
5
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
6
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 5 nights
Fly + subway:  3​h
7
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Chicago

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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 18th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Athens online trip maker .

Chicago, USA to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Chicago in August, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 92°F and lows about 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens

2
nights
Mykonos Town

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've now added Delos & Mykonos Guide to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): gain interesting insight with Delos & Mykonos Guide and then kick back and relax at Kapari Beach. On the next day, wander the streets of Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then stop by Mytho.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, you will find days in Mykonos Town are little chillier (83°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Tours Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kapari Beach
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Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 20th (Tue), stop by the White, Santorini. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Three Bells of Fira, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fira online road trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Fira sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Spas
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©

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nights
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Porta Panagia, take in the views from Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koursoum Mosque, take in the views from Stone Bridge Gate, then wander the streets of Old City of Trikala, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, examine the collection at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora, then examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, then see the interesting displays at Hellenic Culture Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Fira to Kalambaka takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Fira in August, Kalambaka is little chillier at night with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trikala, Porta Panagia
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Geological Formation Museum of Meteora ©

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Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then make a trip to Crypt of Saint Demetrius Κρύπτη Αγίου Δημητρίου, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, and finally see where the action happens at Toumba Stadium.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thessaloniki road trip site .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kalambaka in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Thessaloniki. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites
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Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos ©
Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Corfu Old Town and Old Fortress Corfu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corfu Town: Corfu Donkey Rescue (in Paleokastritsa), Paradise Beach (in Liapades) and Gardenos Beach (in Gardenos). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Casa Parlante, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Issos Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Thessaloniki to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In August in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Paradise Beach, Corfu Donkey Rescue, Angelokastro, Marathias Beach
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Gardenos Beach ©
Gardenos Beach
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

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nights
Athens

Athens ©
Explore hidden gems such as Ancient Agora of Athens and Statue of Constantine Palaeologos. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Astir Beach (in Vouliagmeni), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Lagonisi) and Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church (in Glyfada). See even more of Athens: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Athens holiday site .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Corfu Town to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Corfu Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church, Scuba & Snorkeling, Statue of Constantine Palaeologos, Astir Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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