17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Heraklion, Crete
— 4 nights
2
Oia, Santorini
— 3 nights
3
Paros
— 1 night
4
Antiparos
— 1 day
5
Naxos Town
— 2 nights
6
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 day
7
Hermoupolis
— 3 nights
8
Athens
— 2 nights

4
nights
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Heraklion: Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary (in Mires), Palace of Faistos (in Sivas) and Matala beach (in Matala). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, stop by Nerium Oleander, and get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip tool.

Montreal, Canada to Heraklion is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Heraklion is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in May: high temperatures in Heraklion hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, Palace of Faistos, Matala beach, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Historical Museum of Crete ©
Historical Museum of Crete

3
nights
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Get out of town with these interesting Oia side-trips: Kamari Beach (in Kamari), Akrotiri (Akrotiri & Red Beach) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and stop by Eponymo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Oia trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Heraklion to Oia in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paros.

Things to do in Oia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Wine Tours & Tastings, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

1
night
Paros

Paros
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.
To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paros day trip planning website.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Oia to Paros in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will leave for Antiparos on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Paros

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

1
day
Antiparos

Antiparos
Antiparos is a small island in the southern Aegean, at the heart of the Cyclades, which is less than one nautical mile (1.9 km) from Paros, the port to which it is connected with a local ferry. On the 23rd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Saint George Beach and then explore the fascinating underground world of The Cave of Antiparos.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Antiparos trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Paros to Antiparos with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Antiparos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

2
nights
Naxos Town

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
On the 24th (Sun), wander the streets of Kastro, stop by Old Town, then look for gifts at Ta Axotica Gift Shop, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Prokopios Beach. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Mikri Vigla Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaka Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Naxos Town road trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Antiparos to Naxos Town. In May, daily temperatures in Naxos Town can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Naxos, Agios Prokopios Beach, Mikri Vigla Beach
Highlights from your plan
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Kastro ©
Kastro
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally stroll through Paradise Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town road trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Naxos Town to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Hermoupolis.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Hermoupolis

Hermoupolis ©
Take a break from Hermoupolis with a short trip to Agathopes Beach in Poseidonia, about 34 minutes away.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hermoupolis online itinerary planner.

Traveling by journey from Mykonos Town to Hermoupolis takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hermoupolis are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Hermoupolis

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kini, Agathopes Beach, Vari Beach, Saint Pakou, Galissas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Galissas Beach ©
Galissas Beach
Saint Pakou ©
Saint Pakou
Saint Nicholas Church ©
Saint Nicholas Church

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take a stroll through Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Athens fast, fun, and easy.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hermoupolis to Athens. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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