17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sparta
— 1 night
2
Elafonisos
— 2 nights
3
Nafplio
— 2 nights
4
Athens
— 3 nights
5
Fira
— 5 nights
6
Athens
— 1 night

1
night
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Mavrovouni Beach and then kick back and relax at Skoutari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mystras.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sparta planner.

Toronto, Canada to Sparta is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Toronto to Sparta, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, you will find days in Sparta are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). 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

Skoutari Beach, Mavrovouni Beach
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Mavrovouni Beach ©
Mavrovouni Beach
Mystras ©
Mystras
Skoutari Beach ©
Skoutari Beach

2
nights
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Megali Paralia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Simos Beach.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Elafonisos holiday planning tool.

Travel from Sparta to Elafonisos in 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Nafplio on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Elafonisos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia
Simos Beach ©
Simos Beach

2
nights
Nafplio

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), steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. On your second day here, explore the activities along Corinth Canal and then explore the activities along Limni Vouliagmeni.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Elafonisos to Nafplio. In August, daily temperatures in Nafplio can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Limni Vouliagmeni, Corinth Canal
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal
Limni Vouliagmeni ©
Limni Vouliagmeni

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Olympian Zeus and Theater of Dionysus. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Sounio to see Temple of Poseidon about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in August, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

5
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Skaros Rock. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get impressive views of Santorini Volcano, and explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fira day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Santorini, Kamari, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

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Athens

Athens ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Athens itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion

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