16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece attractions planner

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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Corinth
— 1 night
Drive
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Tripoli
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kalamata Airport, Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Heraklion
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
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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.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Athens online sightseeing planner.

Chicago, USA to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Corinth.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Corinth

— 1 night
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Lion Gate, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and then explore the ancient world of Citadel and Treasury of Atreus. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Akrokorinthos, then take an in-depth tour of Archea Korinthos, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corinth, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Corinth Canal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Corinth route maker app.

You can drive from Athens to Corinth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Tripoli.

Things to do in Corinth

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Tripoli

— 2 nights
Tripoli is a city in the central part of the Peloponnese, in Greece. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Ancient Mantineia, learn about winemaking at Troupis Winery, then browse the fresh offerings at Street Market Tripoli, then don't miss a visit to Areos Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metropolitan Church of St. Basil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Agios Georgios Park and then see the interesting displays at Offshore Hydropower Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tripoli road trip app.

Drive from Corinth to Tripoli in an hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Corinth in June, with highs in Tripoli at 83°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Tripoli

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete

— 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 13th (Mon): savor the flavors at Vassiliki's Herb Broidery, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello del Molo (Koules). On the next day, stop by Nerium Oleander, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Tripoli to Heraklion with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tripoli in June since evenings lows in Heraklion dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, then wander the streets of Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Mykonos Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.