17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece Trip Planner

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Fly to Kalamata Airport, Drive to Sparta
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Sparta
— 1 night
Drive
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Elafonisos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Athens
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fira
— 5 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 1 night
Fly

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Sparta

— 1 night
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 drive to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Sparta

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

Elafonisos

— 2 nights
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.

Drive 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
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Nafplio

— 2 nights
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 The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Corinth Canal. Go for a jaunt from Nafplio to Loutraki to see Limni Vouliagmeni about 1h 20 min away.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nafplio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Elafonisos to Nafplio takes 4 hours. 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

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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.

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 fly to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Fira

— 5 nights
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 Ancient Thera. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, 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 2.5 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 fly to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 17:

Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

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 2.5 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.