17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  3​h 30​min
3
Chania Town, Crete
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Athens
— 2 nights
+2
subway + Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Naxos
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Achilleion Museum and Corfu Museum of Asian Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Fortress Corfu and Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor. Step out of Corfu Town with an excursion to Paleokastritsa Beach in Paleokastritsa--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, shop like a local with Corfu Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Holocaust Memorial of Corfu, and don't miss a visit to Spianada Square.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town online visit planner .

London, UK to Corfu Town is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Corfu Town. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Corfu Town at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Achilleion Museum, Pelekas Beach, Paleokastritsa Beach
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Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Casa Parlante ©
Casa Parlante

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, then kick back and relax at Perivolos, then enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, and finally learn about winemaking at Santo Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, then see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

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You can fly from Corfu Town to Fira in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santo Winery, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Tomato Industrial Museum, Perivolos
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Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

3
nights
Chania Town, Crete

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Get some cultural insight at Chania Venetian Lighthouse and German War Cemetery. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Nicholas Church and Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Seitan Limania Beach (in Akrotiri) and Falassarna Beach (in Falassarna). There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Samaria Gorge National Park and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chania Town trip planning site .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Chania Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, German War Cemetery, Falassarna Beach, St. Nicholas Church, Samaria Gorge National Park
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Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church

2
nights
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Ancient Kamiros, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Park Rhodes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Agathi Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of The Church of the Panagia. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), don't miss a visit to Mandraki Harbour, then get your game on at Throne of Helios, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindos Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Chania Town to Rhodes Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lindos, Agathi Beach, Art Park Rhodes, Ancient Kamiros
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Ancient Kamiros
Ancient Kamiros
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 24th (Thu), wander the streets of Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Athens in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Athens

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

4
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Parikia Town and Temple of Demeter. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town and Eggares Olive Press Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Archaeological Museum Parou (in Parikia), Elia Beach (in Elia) and Mykonos Town (Little Venice, The Windmills (Kato Milli), & more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Portara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Naxos day trip planning website .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Naxos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Paros, Paradise Beach, Agios Stefanos Church, Elia Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara

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