17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos
— 2 nights
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Svoronata, Kefalonia
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kefallinia Airport, Fly to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Drive to Gouvia
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Gouvia, Corfu
— 2 nights
Drive to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Heraklion, Crete

— 1 night
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 19th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at Aegeo Spas and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion online sightseeing planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Heraklion is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Heraklion. Traveling from Brussels in July, things will get a bit warmer in Heraklion: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums

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Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, and then get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fira attractions planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Fira, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Kids will enjoy Little Venice and GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town online trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Family-friendly places like Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Plaka, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens attractions website.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. While traveling from Mykonos Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Tsilivi (Planos).

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos

— 2 nights
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
On the 29th (Fri), stroll through Gerakas Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): kick back and relax at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Xigia Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tsilivi (Planos) route planning website.

You can fly from Athens to Tsilivi (Planos) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tsilivi (Planos), with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Svoronata.

Things to do in Tsilivi (Planos)

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Svoronata, Kefalonia

— 3 nights
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Michalis and Dias Beekeeping. Get out of town with these interesting Svoronata side-trips: Petani Beach (in Lixouri) and Fteri Beach (in Zola).

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Svoronata day trip planner.

You can travel from Tsilivi (Planos) to Svoronata in 4.5 hours. In July in Svoronata, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Gouvia.

Things to do in Svoronata

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Gouvia, Corfu

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Wed), admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art and then cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Sakis Water Sports and then see some colorful creatures with Apollo Dive Center.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Gouvia trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Svoronata to Gouvia. In August, daily temperatures in Gouvia can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gouvia

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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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.