15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 3 nights
Fly
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Elafonissi
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Heraklion
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira
— 4 nights
Fly
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Faliraki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Elounda
— 1 night
Fly

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Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Athens with an excursion to The Great Theatre of Epidaurus in Epidavros--about 2h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Athens. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

1
night
Elafonissi

Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
On the 5th (Wed), kick back and relax at Aspri Limni Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elafonisi Viewpoint, and then kick back and relax at Elafonissi Beach.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Elafonissi online trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Elafonissi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Elafonissi dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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Heraklion

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 6th (Thu), ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally look for gifts at Nerium Oleander.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion visit planner.

Take a shuttle from Elafonissi to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

4
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kids will enjoy Akrotiri and Red Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fira day trip app.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Faliraki.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

3
nights
Faliraki

Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Faliraki Beach and Tsambika Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Faliraki: Lindos Beach (in Lindos), Valley of the Butterflies (in Petaloudes) and Agathi Beach (in Haraki). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Anthony Quinn Bay and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nectarios Church.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Faliraki trip app.

Getting from Fira to Faliraki by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Faliraki, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Elounda.

Things to do in Faliraki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

1
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Elounda

Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga, kick back and relax at Plaka Beach, and then explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Elounda trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Faliraki to Elounda in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. When traveling from Faliraki in August, plan for slightly colder days in Elounda, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Elounda

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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.

Crete travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.

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.

Rhodes travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.