17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+2
train + bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
4
Lindos, Rhodes
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Milos
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
6
Athens
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h
End: Ottawa

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of Saint Spiridon and Achilleion Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Corfu Donkey Rescue and Horseback Riding Tours. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Iasonas Kai Sosipatros, stroll the grounds of British Cemetry, and get a taste of the local shopping with Tsami Ceramics.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town trip itinerary planner .

Ottawa, Canada to Corfu Town is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in August, with highs in Corfu Town at 39°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Gastouri, Corfu Donkey Rescue, Horseback Riding Tours
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Elia Beach and Paradise Beach. Get some cultural insight at Little Venice and Virgin of St. Rosary. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Corfu Town in August: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Monastery of Panayia Tourliani
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 31st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, then kick back and relax at Perivolos, and then do a tasting at Santo Winery.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Fira tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ancient Thera, Skaros Rock, Santo Winery, Perivolos
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

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Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Get in touch with nature at Agathi Beach and Lindos Beach. Get some historical perspective at The Church of the Panagia and Village of Lindos. Go for a jaunt from Lindos to Kalavarda to see Ancient Kamiros about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, and explore the historical opulence of Monolithos Castle.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lindos itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fira to Lindos takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Lindos can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Castle of Monolithos, Agathi Beach, Ancient Kamiros
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The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

1
night
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kalogries Beach, explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Milos, then look for gifts at Faskomilo, and finally kick back and relax at Mandrakia Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Kastanas Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thiorichia Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Milos vacation tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Milos in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Milos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Faskomilo ©
Faskomilo
Venetian Castle of Milos ©
Venetian Castle of Milos

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Temple of Hephaestus and Acropolis of Athens. Head to Ermou Street and Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'for some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Plaka, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and delve into the distant past at Erechtheion.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip app .

Getting from Milos to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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