15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Kalamata, Bus to Nafplio
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 1 night
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Bus to Athens, Fly to Santorini, Bus to Perissa
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Perissa, Santorini
— 3 nights
+2
Drive to Santorini, Ferry to Heraklion, Drive to Matala
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Matala, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chania Town, Crete
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nauplion Promenade and Lion Gate. Archaeological Museum of Nauplion and Fortress Palamidi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. On the 14th (Sun), spend a day of historical exploration at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

Plan my day in Nafplio using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Milan, Italy to Nafplio is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Nafplio. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Milan in November: highs in Nafplio hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Delphi

— 2 nights
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 16th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Delphi and then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Delphi road trip site.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in Delphi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Olympia

— 1 night
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Archaeological Site of Olympia and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympia online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. November in Olympia sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Perissa.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Historic Sites

Perissa, Santorini

— 3 nights
One of Santorini's seaside treasures, Perissa provides travelers with a lively restaurant scene and easy access to several archaeological sites.
Step out of the city life by going to Perivolos and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Skaros Rock and Museum of Prehistoric Thira. Venture out of the city with trips to Domaine Sigalas (in Oia) and Ancient Thera (in Kamari). There's more to do: hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and learn about winemaking at Santo Winery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Perissa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Olympia to Perissa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Olympia in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Perissa, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Matala.

Things to do in Perissa

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Matala, Crete

— 2 nights
A low-key tourist resort known for its ancient cliffside caves, Matala boasts a rich history that spans over 2,000 years.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Matala Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos). On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Kokkinos Pirgos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kali Limenes Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Palace of Faistos.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Matala day trip site.

Getting from Perissa to Matala by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Matala can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Matala

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chania Town, Crete

— 4 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lighthouse of Chania and Maritime Museum of Crete. Your inner history buff will appreciate German Military Cemetery and Monastery of Arkadi. Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Akrotiri (Seitan Limania Beach & Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)), Old Venetian Harbour of Rethymno (in Rethymnon) and Falassarna Beach (in Falassarna). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Agii Apostoli Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agia Marina Beach, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chania Town day trip website.

Drive from Matala to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.