17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
5
Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hersonissos, Crete
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Kassiopi, expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, and then examine the collection at Achilleion Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): kick back and relax at Kaminaki Beach, wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, and then stop by Zea Delicatessen.

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Dallas, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 16-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Corfu Town. Traveling from Dallas in October, expect nights in Corfu Town to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are slightly colder, around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kaminaki Beach, Achilleion Museum
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Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Zea Delicatessen ©
Zea Delicatessen
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town

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 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach, don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, then make a trip to Matoyianni Street, then look for gifts at Mytho, and finally make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Minima Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and then kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. October in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Minima Gallery, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Matoyianni Street ©
Matoyianni Street
Rarity Gallery ©
Rarity Gallery

2
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
On the 14th (Sun), stroll through Agios Prokopios Beach, then explore the ancient world of Portara, then contemplate the long history of Old Town, and finally stop by Ta Axotica Gift Shop. On the next day, look for gifts at Naxia Sweet Home, wander the streets of Kastro, and then stroll through Plaka Beach.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Naxos trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Naxos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Kastro ©
Kastro
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Skaros Rock and Oneiro Jewelry. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Akrotiri LightHouse, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiking Trail Fira - Oia.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fira vacation builder site .

You can ride a ferry from Naxos to Fira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In October in Fira, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Santorini, Santo Winery, Ancient Thera, Skaros Rock, Akrotiri LightHouse
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Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacred Monastery of Arkadi. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Kourtaliotiko Gorge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon itinerary planning app .

Getting from Fira to Rethymnon by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In October in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Kournas
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza
Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas

4
nights
Hersonissos, Crete

Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lychnostatis Open Air Museum and Acqua Plus Water Park. Get out of town with these interesting Hersonissos side-trips: Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos) and Room Escape Games (in Heraklion). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Malia Minoan Palace, stop by Hatzis Leather, meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and kick back and relax at Stalis Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Hersonissos tour planner.

Getting from Rethymnon to Hersonissos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hersonissos are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Malia, Stalis Beach, Lake Voulismeni, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Room Escape Games
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Room Escape Games
Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

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