17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
4
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Pylos
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h 45​min
8
Skala, Cephalonia
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Philadelphia

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), take a stroll through Little Venice, and then examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stroll through Panormos Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town day trip planning tool .

Philadelphia, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Philadelphia in May since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then take a pleasant ride with Santo Horse Riding, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paradisos Beach. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Vlychada Beach, do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Almyra Beach, and finally stroll through Kambia Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri travel route planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vlychada, Santorini, Boutari Winery
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding

1
night
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 3rd (Wed): learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and finally learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Heraklion holiday builder .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Athens online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. June in Athens sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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 6th (Sat), steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, then contemplate the long history of Lion Gate, and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Astros Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and finally take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio trip planner .

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Athens in June, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pylos.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mycenae, Astros Beach, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

2
nights
Pylos

Pylos ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Peroulia Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Petrochori Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Messinia Wild Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Voidokilia Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Archelon Sea Turtles Rescue Center, learn about all things military at Tsiklitira's House, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Pylos, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mati - Bouka Beach.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pylos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Pylos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in June, Pylos is a bit warmer at night with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Pylos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Petrochori, Messinia Wild Experience, Peroulia Beach, Archelon Sea Turtles Rescue Center, Castle of Pylos
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Messinia Wild Experience ©
Messinia Wild Experience
Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Delphi trip planner .

You can drive from Pylos to Delphi in 5 hours. In June in Delphi, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Skala.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

1
night
Skala, Cephalonia

Skala ©
Mass tourism has transformed the once-sleepy village of Skala into a modern seaside resort, its major attraction a well-developed beach that happens to be one of the longest and sandiest on the island of Cephalonia.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): kick back and relax at Skala Beach, then do a tasting at Melissinos Winery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mounda Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Argo Daily Cruises.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Skala trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Delphi to Skala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Skala

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mounda Beach, Melissinos Winery
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Argo Daily Cruises ©
Argo Daily Cruises
Skala Beach ©
Skala Beach
Melissinos Winery ©
Melissinos Winery

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Fortress Corfu and Mon Repos Palace. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yali Beach and St. Spyridon First Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Paleokastritsa (Agios Petros Beach & Limni Beach), Corfu Reptilla Roda (in Roda) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Agios Georgios). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, take in the exciting artwork at Tsami Ceramics, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alikes Lefkimis.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Corfu Town sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Skala to Corfu Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Tsami Ceramics, Yali Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, St. Spyridon First Beach
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St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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