17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece travel planner
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Athens
— 2 nights
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Lixouri
— 4 nights
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Athens
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Milos
— 2 nights
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Fira
— 3 nights
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Naxos Town
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
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Athens — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then take a stroll through Plaka, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Athens is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in August, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Lixouri.
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Lixouri — 4 nights

Once serving as a favorite summer retreat for the children of the royal family, Lixouri today attracts crowds of holidaymakers to its narrow, paved streets, busy waterfront, and lovely central square surrounded by old-fashioned cafes.
Step out of Lixouri to go to Assos and see Assos, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Petani Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Gero Gombos Lighthouse, cast your line with Poseidon Fishing Tourism Kefalonia, and stroll through Vatsa Bay.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Lixouri trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Lixouri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Lixouri dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens

Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lixouri to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Milos.
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Milos — 2 nights

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Paliochori Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Firiplaka Beach, kick back and relax at Kleftiko Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Venetian Castle of Milos.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Milos online trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Milos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Milos, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.
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Fira — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, take in the exciting artwork at Nikola's Art Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira online travel route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Milos to Fira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town — 1 night

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town, delve into the distant past at The Temple of Apollo – Portara, then stop by Naxos Art - Techni Store, and finally kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach.

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Getting from Fira to Naxos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In September, daily temperatures in Naxos Town can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town — 4 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.
Mykonos Town is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Greece travel guide

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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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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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