17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Toronto
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Sparta
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Elafonisos
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Fira
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
Toronto

2
days
Sparta

Sparta or Lacedaemon was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece, situated on the banks of the Eurotas River in Laconia, in south-eastern Peloponnese. On the 4th (Thu), kick back and relax at Mavrovouni Beach and then kick back and relax at Skoutari Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Mystras.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sparta vacation builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Toronto, Canada to Sparta. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Sparta is 7 hours. When traveling from Toronto in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sparta: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Sparta

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mavrovouni Beach, Skoutari Beach
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Mystras

1
day
Elafonisos

Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. On the 6th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Megali Paralia and then kick back and relax at Simos beach.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Elafonisos sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sparta to Elafonisos. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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2
days
Nafplio

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 8th (Mon), see where the action happens at Epidaurus Theater. Keep things going the next day: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, explore the activities along Corinth Canal, and then explore the activities along Vouliagmeni Lake.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Elafonisos to Nafplio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Epidaurus Theater, Corinth Canal, Vouliagmeni Lake
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Epidaurus Theater

3
days
Athens

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
When in Athens, make a side trip to see Temple of Poseidon Sounion in Sounio, approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, take a stroll through Plaka District, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by taxi from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum
Plaka District

5
days
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Amoudi Bay and Akrotiri. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Santorini, Akrotiri, Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Amoudi Bay
Hiking Trail Fira - Oia
Skaros Rock

1
day
Athens

Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens itinerary maker.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. When traveling from Fira in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums
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Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum
Erechtheion

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