17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
4
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Athens
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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.
On the 16th (Wed), look for gifts at Mayonaisa Darling Handmade Jewellery, get a taste of the local shopping with Tia handmade, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, look for gifts at Mytho, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally look for gifts at White. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Old Port, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolakis Church, and then tour the water at your own pace with Mykonos Paradise Cruises.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town road trip app .

Melbourne, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Tours Transportation Outdoors

Side Trip

Mykonos
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Mykonos Paradise Cruises ©
Mykonos Paradise Cruises
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
Agios Nikolakis Church ©
Agios Nikolakis Church

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 18th (Fri), look for gifts at Faros Market, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then don't miss a visit to Santorini Arts Factory, and finally perfect your strike at Escape Land. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Koukla Art, stop by Aquamarine Jewelry, then look for gifts at Stardust, and finally stop by Oneiro Jewelry.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fira online road trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Fira

Shopping Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Santorini Arts Factory, Escape Land
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Stardust ©
Stardust
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Santorini Arts Factory ©
Santorini Arts Factory

1
night
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fira to Thessaloniki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Fira in January, with highs in Thessaloniki at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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 21st (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Meteora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kalambaka day trip tool .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Thessaloniki in January, expect Kalambaka to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

1
night
Delphi

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 (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Delphi.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Delphi attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In January, Delphi is a bit warmer than Kalambaka - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, stop by Metallagi Jewelry, then step into the grandiose world of Palamidi Castle, then contemplate the long history of Fortress Palamidi, and finally appreciate the history behind Kolokotroni Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, and then explore the striking landscape at Acrocorinth.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nafplio trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Delphi to Nafplio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January in Nafplio, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Acrocorinth, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Acrocorinth ©
Acrocorinth

6
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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and hunt for treasures at Monastiraki.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Athens holiday planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nafplio in January; daily highs in Athens reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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