17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece sightseeing planner

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Athens
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry to Heraklion, Taxi to Chania Town
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Chania Town, Crete
— 3 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
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Athens

— 1 night

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 24th (Fri): make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Athens route builder site.

Porto, Portugal to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Porto to Athens. In September, Athens is somewhat warmer than Porto - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Little Venice and Aegean Maritime Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Elia Beach and Platis Gialos Beach. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, make a trip to Rarity Gallery, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Sostis Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip planning site.

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in September, you will find days in Mykonos Town are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Naxos Town, Naxos

— 2 nights
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take a stroll through Kastro, get interesting insight from Blue Fin Divers Naxos Greece, and then kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Naos tou Apollona - Portara, wander the streets of Old Town, then kick back and relax at Plaka Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mikri Vigla Beach.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Naxos Town tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Naxos Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Naxos Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Fira, Santorini

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri and Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santo Winery and Museum of Prehistoric Thira. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Fira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:

Chania Town, Crete

— 3 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Visit Seitan Limania Beach and Agia Marina Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lighthouse and St. Nicholas Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri), Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno (in Rethymnon). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of German Military Cemetery, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania, and learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Chania Town online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Chania Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. October in Chania Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Grotta Beach and Barbati Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Parlante and Corfu Museum of Asian Art. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Spiridon, explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Paleokastritsa, and take a stroll through Corfu Old Town.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Corfu Town holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Chania Town to Corfu Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. October in Corfu Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Greece travel guide

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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.