16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry to Heraklion, Taxi to Rethymnon
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Rethymnon, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 1 day
Drive to Igoumenitsa, Ferry to Corfu Town
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 3 nights

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.
Visit Paradise Beach and Saint Anna for some beach relaxation. Visiting Ornos Beach and Mykonos Diving Center will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Little Venice, take in the waterfront activity at Old Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town day trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Mykonos Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Head to MATI Art Gallery and Mnemossyne Galleryfor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Santo Winery and Castelli of Pyrgos. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, examine the collection at Cultural Village, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira trip planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. August in Fira sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Rethymnon.
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Museums · Shopping · Wineries · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Rethymnon, Crete — 3 nights

Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, appreciate the history behind Symbol of Rethymnon City, take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, then explore the world behind art at Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Four Martyrs Church. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ancient Eleutherna, and finally stop by mariannas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rethymnon online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Rethymnon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Shopping
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Athens — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum and then wander the streets of Plaka. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, then contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally stop by Anafiotika.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Athens using our trip planner.

Fly from Rethymnon to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Delphi.
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Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Delphi — 1 day

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): catch a live event at Delphi, take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Treasury of the Athenians.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Delphi online road trip planner.

You can drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Delphi, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Corfu Town.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Corfu Town, Corfu — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for gifts at Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shop, visit Corfu Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Spiridon, admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and then examine the collection at Casa Parlante.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Corfu Town trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Delphi to Corfu Town by combination of car and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In September in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.
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Corfu travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Island of the Phaeacians
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Corfu retains many reminders of the island's Venetian, British, and French heritage.The northernmost of the Ionian Islands, the mild-weathered city made it into mythology as the idyllic place where Poseidon enjoyed marital bliss with the nymph Korkyra. Allegedly named after this mythical beauty, the island offers a blend of well-developed seaside areas and pristine mountain ranges, popular with both package tourists and casual backpackers. The island's top attraction remains the pleasant city of Corfu, an architectural gem made for sightseeing on foot. The island also serves as a convenient jumping-off point for tours of the Albanian and Italian coastlines.
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