17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Sparta
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Elafonisos
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Fira
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Toronto

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.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, 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 drive to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Sparta

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mavrovouni Beach, Skoutari 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 - Σίμος Παραλία.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Elafonisos holiday planning tool.

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

Things to do in Elafonisos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Limni Vouliagmeni and Corinth Canal. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nafplio trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Elafonisos to Nafplio takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nafplio are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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 Poseidon and Theater of Dionysus. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or 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
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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 Amoudi Bay. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fira: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
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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, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Athens itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. 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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