13 days in Greece Itinerary
13 days in Greece Itinerary
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Naxos Town, Naxos
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Ferry to Heraklion, Taxi to Hersonissos
— 1 night
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
— 2 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Seattle
Sun, Sep 11 - Fri, Sep 23
Corfu Town, Corfu — 1 night
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 12th (Mon), stop by Patounis Soap Factory and then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Liston, and then admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.
To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Corfu Town attractions planner.
Seattle, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Corfu Town is 10 hours. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect Corfu Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 82°F and 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens — 2 nights
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and then visit Plaka. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.
For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens itinerary builder app.
You can fly from Corfu Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Paros.
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Paros — 1 night
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.On the 16th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, go for a stroll along the water at Old Port of Naoussa, and then head off the coast to Parikia Town.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Paros using our trip planner.
You can fly from Athens to Paros in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Paros are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town, Naxos — 1 night
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.On the 17th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Fish & Olive, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally delve into the distant past at The Temple of Apollo – Portara.
To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Naxos Town travel route planner.
You can ride a ferry from Paros to Naxos Town in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Santorini Sailing. The adventure continues: hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, do a tasting at Santo Winery, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fira sightseeing tool.
Ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hersonissos.
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Hersonissos, Crete — 1 night
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, and then kick back and relax at Stalis Beach.
To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hersonissos trip itinerary planner.
Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Hersonissos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Fira in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hersonissos, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Lindos.
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Lindos, Rhodes — 2 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.On the 22nd (Thu), get outside with Pefkos Beach, kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lindos Beach.
For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Lindos travel route planner.
Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hersonissos to Lindos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hersonissos in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 73°F in Lindos. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Greece travel guide
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.