17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
2
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
4
Athens
— 4 nights
5
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h
7
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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.
On the 1st (Thu), stroll through Panormos Beach and then take a stroll through Little Venice. On the next day, stroll through Paradise Beach, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip maker app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Mykonos Town is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 5 hours. In August, Mykonos Town is a bit warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

2
nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 3rd (Sat), kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, then do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then do a tasting at Santo Winery, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Red Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then trot along with Santo Horse Riding.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Akrotiri online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., Santo Winery, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion trip itinerary maker tool .

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, get great views at Mount Lycabettus, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Heraklion in August, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Olympia

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.
On the 11th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then steep yourself in history at Ancient Olympia, and finally admire the sheer force of Nemouta Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and finally admire all the interesting features of Klio's Honey Farm.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Olympia trip app .

You can drive from Athens to Olympia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Athens in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Olympia, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Parks Nature
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Ancient Olympia ©
Ancient Olympia

1
night
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Olympia to Kalambaka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kalambaka sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

3
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
On the 14th (Wed), make a splash at Aqualand and then kick back and relax at St. Spyridon First Beach. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, then step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, then make a trip to The Liston, and finally examine the collection at Casa Parlante.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Corfu Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kalambaka in August since evenings lows in Corfu Town dip to 25°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St. Spyridon First Beach, Corfu Museum of Asian Art, Aqualand
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

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