17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Skala Kallonis
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Rodia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Fira
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Rome

7
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Temple of Hephaestus and Fortress Palamidi will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Poseidon and Citadel and Treasury of Atreus. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Nafplio (Nauplion Promenade & Archaeological Museum of Nauplion), Tholos tomb of Tiryns (in Tirintha) and Mycenae (Agora art gallery, Archaeological Site Mycenae, & more). And it doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena Nike, take an in-depth tour of Ancient Agora of Athens, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Athens trip planning website .

Rome, Italy to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Skala Kallonis.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mycenae, Nafplio, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Mycenaean vaulted tomb - Acharnes, Archaeological Museum of Piraeus
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Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate

2
nights
Skala Kallonis

Skala Kallonis ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Ermogenis Beach and then kick back and relax at Charamida Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): look for gifts at Ceramic Workshop Hatzigiannis Dimitris, then step into the grandiose world of Molivos Castle, then contemplate the long history of Vareltzidaina's House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Moni Limonos.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Skala Kallonis journey maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Athens to Skala Kallonis. In October in Skala Kallonis, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rodia.

Things to do in Skala Kallonis

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Charamida, Moni Limonos, Ceramic Workshop Hatzigiannis Dimitris, Vareltzidaina's House, Molivos Castle
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Molivos Castle ©
Molivos Castle
Agios Ermogenis Beach ©
Agios Ermogenis Beach

2
nights
Rodia

Rodia ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Snail Farm and Fun, then stroll through Chelidoni Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Savvathiana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Archeologikos Choros Tilissos, see the interesting displays at Museum of El Greco, and then kick back and relax at Fodele Beach.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Rodia online day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Skala Kallonis to Rodia. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rodia

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fodele, Tylissos, Chelidoni Beach
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Museum of El Greco ©
Museum of El Greco
Snail Farm and Fun ©
Snail Farm and Fun
Archeologikos Choros Tilissos ©
Archeologikos Choros Tilissos

5
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ancient Thera and Akrotiri LightHouse. Explore hidden gems such as Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Skaros Rock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fira: Perivolos (in Perivolos) and Speed Boats Tours (in Oia). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Santo Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fira trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rodia to Fira. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Oia, Santorini, Venetsanos Winery, Ancient Thera, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

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