17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece visit planner

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Athens
Drive
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Delphi
Drive
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Theopetra
— 1 night
Drive
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Athens
— 1 night
Drive
5
Corinth
Drive
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Olympia
Drive
7
Mystras
— 1 night
Drive
8
Mycenae
Drive
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Nafplio
Drive
10
Epidavros
— 1 night
Drive
11
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly
12
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Milos
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 1 night
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Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

Delphi

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey and then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Delphi tour website.

Drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Delphi, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Theopetra.

Things to do in Delphi

Museums

Side Trip

Theopetra

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Theopetra Cave Documentation and Education Center.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Theopetra trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Delphi to Theopetra in 3.5 hours. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Theopetra

Museums

Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

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You can drive from Theopetra to Athens in 4 hours. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Corinth.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

Corinth

History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Corinth trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Athens to Corinth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Corinth

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Olympia

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia sightseeing planner.

Getting from Corinth to Olympia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Olympia sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mystras.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Wineries

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. To find out how to plan a trip to Mystras, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Olympia to Mystras by car takes about 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 5th (Tue), you're off to Mycenae.

Things to do in Mystras

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Mycenae

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mycenae online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Mystras to Mycenae in 2 hours. Traveling from Mystras in October, things will get a bit cooler in Mycenae: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. You'll set off for Nafplio on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Nafplio

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 5th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Bourtzi, then take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio online road trip planner.

Nafplio is just a short distance from Mycenae. October in Nafplio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Epidavros.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Epidavros

— 1 night
One of the ancient world's famed places of healing, Epidavros today remains best known as the site of a remarkably well-preserved Hellenic theater, designated as a World Heritage Site.
To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Epidavros travel route planner.

Epidavros is just a stone's throw from Nafplio. October in Epidavros sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 6th (Wed), you're off to Athens.

Things to do in Epidavros

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Enjoy Athens some more: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the landmark architecture of Syntagma Station, examine the collection at Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens holiday planner.

You can drive from Epidavros to Athens in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Epidavros in October, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then stroll through Platis Gialos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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 nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the exciting artwork at Oria Art Gallery, and make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Fira online trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Milos.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Milos

— 2 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kleftiko Beach and then see some colorful creatures with Oneiro Milos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Milos Mining Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarakiniko Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Milos trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Fira to Milos by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly. October in Milos sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Athens.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): wander the streets of Plaka.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Athens vacation builder site.

Traveling by flight from Milos to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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.