17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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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
Drive:  3 h 45 min
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll through Panormos Beach and then take a stroll through Little Venice. On your second day here, stroll through Paradise Beach, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town road trip planning tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Mykonos Town is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Mykonos Town is 5 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, things will get a bit warmer in Mykonos Town: highs are around 33°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldera Beach, learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, then learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then ride a horse along Experience Horse Riding.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri online day trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Perissa Black Sand Beach, Santo Winery, Boutari Winery
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion journey builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Heraklion are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 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 Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, wander the streets of Plaka, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

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You can do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Heraklion in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough 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.
Start off your visit 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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archaeological Site of Olympia, and finally admire the sheer force of Nemouta Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and finally relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm.

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You can drive from Athens to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, Olympia is a bit cooler at night 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 Nature Parks
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Hermes by Praxiteles
Hermes by Praxiteles

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.
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate the long history of Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

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Traveling by car from Olympia to Kalambaka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Kalambaka can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. 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) ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Spyridon First Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, then don't miss a visit to The Liston, and finally examine the collection at Casa Parlante.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Corfu Town online tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Corfu Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Corfu Town, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Aqualand Corfu Water Park, St. Spyridon First Beach
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Aqualand Corfu Water Park ©
Aqualand Corfu Water Park
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

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