17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Rhodes Town
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delphi
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Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, take a stroll through Monastiraki, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Philopappos Hill.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Athens journey website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Athens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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 11th (Mon), kick back and relax at Elia Beach, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach. On the next day, stop by Mytho, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then take a stroll through Little Venice, then make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. In October in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 13th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Dominican Sisters, and then view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Fira trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In October in Fira, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
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 15th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), step into the grandiose world of Castello del Molo (Koules), then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and finally stop by Nerium Oleander. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museum for the Battle of Crete and National Resistance, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. October in Heraklion sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Rhodes Town

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mehmet Aga Mosque, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Evaggelismoy ths Theotokoy. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with Makarounas Fishing Trip Rhodes, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Elli.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rhodes Town trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Heraklion to Rhodes Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:

Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): wander the streets of Plaka and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens vacation builder website.

Fly from Rhodes Town to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Rhodes Town in October, Athens is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Delphi

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Delphi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Delphi, with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.

Rhodes travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.