17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fira
— 5 nights
Fly
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Thessaloniki
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Delphi
Drive
5
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive
6
Mystras
Drive
7
Monemvasia
— 1 night
Drive
8
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive
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Mycenae
— 1 night
Drive
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Glyfada
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 3 nights
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Fira

— 5 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You've now added Sunset in Oia to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, stroll through Red Beach, and get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fira road trip site.

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. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Fira hover around 36°C and lows are around 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.
You've now added White Tower of Thessaloniki to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki online trip builder.

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Thessaloniki, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.
Highlights from your trip

Kalambaka

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Kalambaka road trip planner.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Thessaloniki in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kalambaka, with lows of 15°C. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Delphi

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
You've now added Temple of Apollo In Delphi to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

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

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, plan for a bit warmer nights in Delphi, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive 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 5th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archaeological Site of Olympia.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Olympia day trip planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In September in Olympia, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Mystras.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Historic Sites

Mystras

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. To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mystras tour planning site.

Drive from Olympia to Mystras in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll set off for Monemvasia on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Mystras

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Monemvasia

— 1 night
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church and then step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Monemvasia trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Mystras to Monemvasia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Nafplio

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Karathona Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nafplio online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Nafplio in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Nafplio sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Mycenae.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Mycenae

— 1 night
For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mycenae vacation planner.

Mycenae is very close to Nafplio. In September, daytime highs in Mycenae are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Glyfada.

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Glyfada

— 2 nights
Glyfada is a suburb of Athens, situated in the southern parts of the Athens Urban Area. On the 8th (Wed), test the waters at Lake Vouliagmeni and then enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Nautilus Dive Center and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Poseidon.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Glyfada trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mycenae to Glyfada in 2 hours. Traveling from Mycenae in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Glyfada. You will leave for Athens on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Glyfada

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've added Monastiraki, Philopappos Hill, Ancient Agora of Athens, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Athens to go to Isthmia and see Corinth Canal, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: 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.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Athens holiday tool.

Athens is very close to Glyfada. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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.