17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fira
— 5 nights
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Thessaloniki
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
4
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympia
— 1 night
Drive
6
Mystras
— 1 night
Drive
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Monemvasia
— 1 night
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mycenae
— 1 day
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Athens
— 4 nights
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Fira

— 5 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Sunset in Oia has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, stroll through Kamari Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santorini Sailing.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

Paris, France to Fira is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Fira due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Fira to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Thessaloniki

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Thessaloniki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Fira in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Thessaloniki. You'll set off for Kalambaka on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Nightlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Kalambaka

— 1 night
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kalambaka online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Thessaloniki in September, Kalambaka is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Delphi

— 1 night
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Delphi day trip planning tool.

Getting from Kalambaka to Delphi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Delphi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Olympia

— 1 night
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Archaeological Site of Olympia as well as Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia travel route planner.

Getting from Delphi to Olympia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Olympia are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mystras.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Historic Sites

Mystras

— 1 night
Mystras or Mistras, also known as Myzithras in the Chronicle of the Morea, is a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. You've now added Archaeological site of Mystra to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Archaeological site of Mystra.

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Drive from Olympia to Mystras in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mystras can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will leave for Monemvasia on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Mystras

Historic Sites

Monemvasia

— 1 night
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monemvasia planner.

Traveling by car from Mystras to Monemvasia takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Nafplio

— 2 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fortress Palamidi, Nauplion Promenade and Karathona Beach. On the 8th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Karathona Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, and then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nafplio travel planner.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Nafplio in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Nafplio, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Mycenae.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Mycenae

— 1 day
Your day by day itinerary now includes Archaeological Site Mycenae. On the 9th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mycenae sightseeing planner.

Mycenae is just a stone's throw from Nafplio. In September, daily temperatures in Mycenae can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Monastiraki, Philopappos Hill, Ancient Agora of Athens, and other attractions you added. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Corinth Canal in Isthmia--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Athens trip planning tool.

Drive from Mycenae to Athens in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Mycenae in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Athens. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.