17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
3
Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Karpathos
4
Karpathos
— 1 night
Fly
5
Paros
— 1 night
Ferry
6
Naxos Town, Naxos
— 2 nights
Ferry
7
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
8
Milos
— 1 day
Ferry
9
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
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Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Anafiotika, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, then take a stroll through Plaka, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Athens sightseeing planner.

Toronto, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. When traveling from Toronto in December, plan for much hotter days in Athens, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Corfu — 1 night

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 18th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Kaiser's Throne, see the interesting displays at Patounis Soap Factory, then examine the collection at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Spiridon. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu and then explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Athens to Corfu Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Lindos.
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Lindos, Rhodes — 3 nights

A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Thari Monastery and Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Ancient Kamiros and Profitis Ilias. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of the Panagia, kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Dormition of Theotokos Church, and stroll through Lardos Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lindos road trip planning app.

Getting from Corfu Town to Lindos by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Corfu Town in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lindos, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Karpathos.
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Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

Karpathos — 1 night

Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.
On the 23rd (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Kapetan Nikolas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Damatria Beach.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Karpathos trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Karpathos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. December in Karpathos sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Paros.
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Paros — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Lefkes, kick back and relax at Piso Livadi Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paros day trip website.

You can fly from Karpathos to Paros in 4 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Karpathos in December, plan for little chillier nights in Paros, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Naxos Town.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stop by Naxos Art - Techni Store, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naos Tou Dionysou Yria, then enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Bellonia Tower. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Fish & Olive, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint George Beach, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally delve into the distant past at The Temple of Apollo – Portara.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Naxos Town journey tool.

You can ride a ferry from Paros to Naxos Town in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Naxos Town are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.
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Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Fira, Santorini — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Monastery of Dominican Sisters are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and MATI Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Vlychada Beach, learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fira day trip site.

Getting from Naxos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In December, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Milos.
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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

Milos — 1 day

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take a tour by water with Drougas Tours & Sailing and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agios Haralambos.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Milos trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Fira to Milos by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly. In December, daily temperatures in Milos can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 1 night

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.
On the 31st (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agrari Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Milos to Mykonos Town takes 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Spas · Beaches · Parks
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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.