17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Falassarna
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Rethymnon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Hersonissos
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 30​min
Oia
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
Naxos
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
Paros
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Platys Gialos
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Newark

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Falassarna

Falassarna ©
The ancient harbor town of Falassarna, once an independent city-state, today represents one of Crete's quieter resorts, drawing mostly day-trippers from the nearby town of Chania.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stop by To Kaniski, then look for gifts at Sklopa, then stop by Bonsai and Art, and finally kick back and relax at Falassarna Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Falassarna road trip tool .

Newark, USA to Falassarna is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Falassarna. Traveling from Newark in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Falassarna, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Falassarna

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kissamos, Bonsai and Art
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Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Sklopa ©
Sklopa
To Kaniski ©
To Kaniski

2
nights
Rethymnon

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Kournas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacred Monastery of Arkadi. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Maravel Garden, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kourtaliotiko Gorge, and then contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon visit planning tool .

Getting from Falassarna to Rethymnon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maravel Garden, Kourtaliotiko Gorge, Lake Kournas
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Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas
Sacred Monastery of Arkadi ©
Sacred Monastery of Arkadi
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza

2
nights
Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, then see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, then stroll through Stalis Beach, and finally look for gifts at Olivia Shop. On the next day, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then explore the stunning scenery at Aposelemis canyon.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hersonissos trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Rethymnon to Hersonissos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rethymnon in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hersonissos, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Hersonissos

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stalis Beach, Olivia Shop, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

2
nights
Oia

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 8th (Wed), look for gifts at Epilekton, then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and then trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, then examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thera, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hersonissos to Oia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Hersonissos in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Oia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Oia

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, Santo Winery, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Museum of Prehistoric Thera
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

2
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
On the 10th (Fri), kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, explore the ancient world of Portara, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally stop by Naxia Sweet Home. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Mikri Vigla Beach, kick back and relax at Plaka Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Naxos trip planner.

Getting from Oia to Naxos by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Agios Prokopios Beach ©
Agios Prokopios Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach

3
nights
Paros

Paros ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parikia Town and Piso Aliki Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Old Port of Naoussa, tour the water at your own pace with G3 Boats, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Agios Antonios, and explore the world behind art at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paros road trip site .

Traveling by ferry from Naxos to Paros takes an hour. May in Paros sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Platys Gialos.

Things to do in Paros

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Lefkes ©
Lefkes
Piso Aliki Beach ©
Piso Aliki Beach

1
night
Platys Gialos

Platys Gialos ©
Playtis Gialos, a popular resort on Mykonos, serves as a convenient starting point for regular sightseeing tours of the island's southern coastline.
On the 15th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Super Paradise Beach, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Platys Gialos day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Paros to Platys Gialos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Platys Gialos, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Platys Gialos

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Windmills (Kato Milli), Super Paradise Beach
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Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Super Paradise Beach ©
Super Paradise Beach

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, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Athens holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Platys Gialos to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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

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