17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  17​h
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + subway + foot + bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  5​h
7
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Paros
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico


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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, then take in the exciting artwork at Tsami Ceramics, and finally examine the collection at Achilleion Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Icon Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, then explore the galleries of Corfu Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Emporion D'artes.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town online visit planner .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Corfu Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Corfu Town is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from San Juan in July, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gastouri
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Mnemossyne Gallery, explore the galleries of S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then stop by Oneiro Jewelry, and finally view the masterpieces at Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Dominican Sisters, examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Space, and finally examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fira travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Fira takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Corfu Town in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fira: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mnemossyne Gallery, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, Akrotiri, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Art Space
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery ©
S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then stop by Irida Family Workshop, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion travel planning app .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. In July in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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2
nights
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 10th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and finally stop by Olive Tree Boutique. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, take an in-depth tour of Archea Korinthos, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corinth, and finally explore the activities along Corinth Canal.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nafplio trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Heraklion to Nafplio in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Heraklion in July, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Olive Tree Boutique, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Let the collections at Acropolis Museum and Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou' capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Plaka, browse the exhibits of Pandora Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Technohoros Art Gallery, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens tour planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then don't miss a visit to Delphi, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Medieval Castle Livadia and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosios Loukas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Delphi tour planning site .

You can drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Delphi, with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, Medieval Castle Livadia, Hosios Loukas
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

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 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli) and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town online visit planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Delphi to Mykonos Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Delphi in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paros.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Museums
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Archaeological Museum of Mykonos ©
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parikia Town.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paros online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Mykonos Town to Paros takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paros

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Lefkes ©
Lefkes

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