17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  3 h
4
Rethymnon, Crete
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Philopappos Hill for their historical value. Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Athens due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Athens at 86°F and lows at 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monastery of Panayia Tourliani and Church of Saint George. Kids will appreciate attractions like Elia Beach and Panormos Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Super Paradise Beach, stroll through Paradise Beach, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town holiday planning app .

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by combination of subway and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Athens in June, you will find days in Mykonos Town are little chillier (80°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, Mykonos Brewing Company
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Akrotiri and Akrotiri LightHouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Perivolos. Change things up with a short trip to SYMPOSION by La Ponta in Akrotiri (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Fira holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Fira are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Oia, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

4
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Frangokastello Beach and Souda Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Wooden Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rethymnon: Kourtaliotiko Gorge (in Plakias), The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos) and Monastery Savvathiana (in Rodia). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi, pause for some photo ops at Symbol of Rethymnon City, pause for some serene contemplation at Four Martyrs Church, and explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum of Crete.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Rethymnon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Plakias, Frangokastello Beach, Wooden Museum, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, The Palace of Knossos
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Frangokastello Beach ©
Frangokastello Beach

2
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.
Relax by the water at Porto Timoni Beach and Agios Gordios Beach. Head to Tsami Ceramics and Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shopfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Corfu Town to Liapades to see Paradise Beach about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, steep yourself in history at Achilleion Museum, and step into the grandiose world of New Fortress.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Rethymnon to Corfu Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gastouri, Agios Gordios Beach, Porto Timoni Beach, Paradise Beach
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Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Porto Timoni Beach ©
Porto Timoni Beach

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