17 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

17 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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Chania Town
— 2 nights
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Heraklion
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Kamari
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
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Corfu Town
— 5 nights
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Chania Town

— 2 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.
Maxis Traditional cafe and Handmade Ceramic Shop and Apostolakis Handmade Ceramics will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Folklore Museum of Chania and Omodamos Ceramic Artifacts. Venture out of the city with trips to Rethymnon (The Venetian Fortezza & Rethymnon Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Cretan Mountain Jeep Safari, examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, and take in the exciting artwork at Omen Art Gallery-Art Shop.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chania Town journey maker site.

Birmingham, UK to Chania Town is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Chania Town is 2 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Chania Town: highs are around 16°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Side Trips

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Heraklion

— 2 nights
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 6th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Vasiliki Agios Markos Municipal Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, then examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally look for gifts at Rebekka store.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by shuttle from Chania Town to Heraklion takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Kamari.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Kamari

— 3 nights
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Get some cultural insight at Ancient Thera and Akrotiri LightHouse. Relax by the water at Red Beach and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get active on the water at Volcano Dive Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

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Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Kamari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Kamari can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Kamari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:

Mykonos Town

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kastro and Naos Tou Apollona - Portara. Get outdoors at Super Paradise Beach and Kalo Livadi Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Blue Fin Divers Naxos Greece in Naxos Town (about 1h 45 min away). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Beautyworld Spa, kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, stroll through Elia Beach, and look for gifts at 100% Mykonos.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town holiday planner.

Getting from Kamari to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 3 hours. January in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:

Corfu Town

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Corfu Museum of Asian Art and Emporion D'artes. You'll get in some beach time at Marathias Beach and Arillas Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corfu Town: Corfu Beer (in Arillas), Paralia Sidari (in Sidari) and Halikounas Beach (in Chalikounas). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Paleokastritsa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Spiridon, and get a taste of the local shopping with Corfu Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Corfu Town holiday planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in January, Corfu Town is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:

Crete travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Corfu travel guide

4.1
Island of the Phaeacians
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Corfu retains many reminders of the island's Venetian, British, and French heritage.The northernmost of the Ionian Islands, the mild-weathered city made it into mythology as the idyllic place where Poseidon enjoyed marital bliss with the nymph Korkyra. Allegedly named after this mythical beauty, the island offers a blend of well-developed seaside areas and pristine mountain ranges, popular with both package tourists and casual backpackers. The island's top attraction remains the pleasant city of Corfu, an architectural gem made for sightseeing on foot. The island also serves as a convenient jumping-off point for tours of the Albanian and Italian coastlines.