17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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1
Athens
— 4 nights
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
3
Fira, Santorini
— 1 night
4
Rethymnon, Crete
— 1 night
5
Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
6
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 5 nights

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'. Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio), Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio) and Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae, Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, wander the streets of Plaka, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, and make a trip to Erechtheion.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planning app.

Houston, USA to Athens is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Athens is 8 hours. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mycenae, Fortress Palamidi, Temple of Poseidon, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, wander the streets of Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), take in the exciting artwork at Dio Horia, thenstop by Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, stroll through Platis Gialos Beach, thendo a tasting at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, and finally stroll through Elia Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip builder app.

Fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Paradise Beach
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

1
night
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, thenexamine the collection at Cultural Village, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castelli of Pyrgos, and finally do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Three Bells of Fira, see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Fira, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, thenexamine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and finally browse the exhibits of Art Space.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fira day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, daytime highs in Fira are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Pyrgos, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Art Space, Venetsanos Winery, Red Beach
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
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Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi, look for gifts at mariannas, delve into the lush surroundings at Gorge of Mili, thentake a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Four Martyrs Church.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rethymnon trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Rethymnon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Gorge of Mili
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Four Martyrs Church ©
Four Martyrs Church

2
nights
Chania Town, Crete

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Firkas Fortress, make a trip to Lighthouse, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Assumption, go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, thensee the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Kissamos, stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, stop by Alexia Handmade Jewelry, thenstroll the grounds of Venizelos Graves, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chania Town trip planner.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Chania Town

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

German War Cemetery, Souda Bay War Cemetery, Archaeological Museum of Kissamos
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
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Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
German War Cemetery ©
German War Cemetery

5
nights
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mandraki Harbour and The Church of the Panagia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ancient Kamiros and Church of Our Lady of Filerimos. Explore Rhodes Town's surroundings by going to Stegna Beach (in Archangelos), Art Park Rhodes (in Archipoli) and Church of the Transfiguration (in Fanes). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue, contemplate the long history of Filerimos Monastery, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the ancient world of The Acropolis of Rhodes.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chania Town to Rhodes Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Rhodes Town, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lindos, Filerimos, Agathi Beach, Stegna Beach, Art Park Rhodes
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:
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Mandraki Harbour ©
Mandraki Harbour
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia
Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue ©
Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue

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