16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14​h
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Nafplio
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
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, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Athens holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

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

3
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Epidaurus Theater (in Epidavros) and Corinth (Acrocorinth & Archea Korinthos). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Palamidi Castle, get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nafplio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in September since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Corinth, Archaeological Site Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Paradise Beach, then stroll through Kapari Beach, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Nafplio to Mykonos Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Traveling from Nafplio in September, Mykonos Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Kapari Beach, Panormos Beach
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos ©
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

3
nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Oia (Sunset in Oia & Amoudi Bay), Ancient Thera (in Kamari) and Oneiro Jewelry (in Fira). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, don't miss a visit to Santorini Arts Factory, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri tour itinerary builder tool .

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Kamari, Fira, Santorini Arts Factory
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
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.
Take a break from Heraklion with a short trip to Fortress Spinalonga in Elounda, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Heraklion online visit planner .

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. September in Heraklion sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fortress Spinalonga, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga

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