17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece tour planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Fly to Kefallinia, Taxi to Sami
Sami, Cephalonia
— 3 nights
Drive to Pesáda, Ferry to Zakynthos, Drive to Vasilikos
Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 3 nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights



— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Ermou Street and Old Orient Jewelryfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou', and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens journey builder app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in June; daily highs in Athens reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Sami.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Sami, Cephalonia

— 3 nights
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Take a break from the city and head to Skala Beach and Kimilia Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kanali Beach and Trapezaki Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sami side-trips: Fteri Beach (in Zola), Argo Daily Cruises (in Skala) and Paliostafida Beach (in Lassi). There's more to do: look for gifts at Myrtillo and Head underground at Myrtos Cave.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sami route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Athens to Sami takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Sami

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Vasilikos, Zakynthos

— 3 nights
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
You'll get in some beach time at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Banana Beach. Get outdoors at Vrahos Beach and Laganas Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Vasilikos: Bochali View Point (in Bochali), Ammoudi Beach (in Ammoudi) and Goumas Estate - Art & Wine Winery (in Maries). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Gerakas Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Zakynthos Turtle Rescue Center, and stop by Cinnabar.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vasilikos day trip planner.

Getting from Sami to Vasilikos by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. June in Vasilikos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Akrotiri, Santorini

— 3 nights

Greek Pompeii

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Visit Red Beach and Caldera Beach for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Faros Market and Gabbiano Nero. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Perivolos, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Secret Room, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Akrotiri route tool.

Fly from Vasilikos to Akrotiri in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Vasilikos in June, Akrotiri is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 4 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
You'll get in some beach time at Panormos Beach and Elia Beach. Get outdoors at Paradise Beach and Fokos Beach. And it doesn't end there: stop by Little Venice, sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalo Livadi Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. June in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

Greece travel guide

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

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.