16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
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Chania Town, Crete
— 5 nights
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Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
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Naxos Town
— 4 nights
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Athens
— 1 night
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Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. In August, Athens is a bit warmer than Toronto - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Chania Town.
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Historic Sites
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Chania Town, Crete — 5 nights

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia) and Falassarna Beach (in Falassarna). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, stroll through Agii Apostoli Beach, and don't miss a visit to Etz Hayyim Synagogue.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chania Town planning site.

You can fly from Athens to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Athens in August, expect little chillier with lows of 26°C in Chania Town. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fira road trip site.

Fly from Chania Town to Fira in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Fira, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town — 4 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Get out of town with these interesting Naxos Town side-trips: Platis Gialos Beach (in Platys Gialos), Mykonos Town (Little Venice, Rarity Gallery, &more) and Elia Beach (in Elia). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at The Temple of Apollo – Portara, kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, stroll through Paradise Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos Church.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Naxos Town day trip planning tool.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Naxos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens — 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

On the 4th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Athens online trip planner.

You can fly from Naxos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.
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Naxos travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and advantageous winds, the island offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and other watersports. Most of the island's western coastline boasts one sandy beach splashed by blue waters rich in marine life--a big draw for amateur scuba divers. The mountainous interior provides a look at the quieter side of the island, featuring a patchwork of lush valleys, quaint villages, and ancient sites. For a change of pace and a bit of modern dining and shopping, visit Hora, the island's biggest city.
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