16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sarandë, Drive to Kalambaka
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Athens
— 3 nights
Fly
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu — 2 nights

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.
Take a break from Corfu Town with a short trip to St. Spyridon First Beach in Agios Spyridonas, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, surround yourself with nature on Madalena Boat Trips, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corfu, and stroll through Corfu Donkey Rescue.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town trip planning site.

San Francisco, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Corfu Town. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in Corfu Town to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kalambaka.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
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Kalambaka — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, and then contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka day trip planning site.

Getting from Corfu Town to Kalambaka by combination of ferry and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Corfu Town in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 50°F in Kalambaka. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Athens.
Historic Sites
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Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Athens vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Heraklion.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Heraklion, Crete — 2 nights

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.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Kazantzakis Museum, meet the residents at CRETAquarium, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules).

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Heraklion are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Side Trips
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Fira, Santorini — 3 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: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fira road trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 3 nights

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.
Mykonos Town is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, indulge in some personalized pampering at Beautyworld Spa, and see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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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.