15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece vacation planner
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Fly
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Chania Town
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Heraklion
— 2 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
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Oia
— 4 nights
Taxi to Santorini, Ferry to Paros
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Paros
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Naxos
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mykonos, Fly to Valletta

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Chania Town — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Kournas. On your second day here, stroll through Agia Marina Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chania Town driving holiday app.

Valletta, Malta to Chania Town is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Heraklion.
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Side Trips

Heraklion — 2 nights

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 11th (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, then stop by Nerium Oleander, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, then 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, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Heraklion trip planning app.

You can take a shuttle from Chania Town to Heraklion in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Oia.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Oia — 4 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Skaros Rock and Museum of Prehistoric Thira. Change things up with these side-trips from Oia: Ancient Thera (in Kamari) and Akrotiri (Red Beach, Akrotiri, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oia online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Heraklion to Oia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In May in Oia, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Paros.
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Side Trips

Paros — 2 nights

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): go for a stroll along the water at Old Port of Naoussa, then contemplate the long history of Lefkes, and then stop by Atelier Paros. On your second day here, head off the coast to Parikia Town, enjoy some diversion at Hippokampos Social & Sporting Club, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Voutakos Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paros trip planner.

Getting from Oia to Paros by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. In May in Paros, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, then stop by Little Venice, and finally make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli). On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of The Big White Gallery, make a trip to Rarity Gallery, browse the exhibits of Dio Horia, don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street, then look for gifts at T-bar Stores Mykonos, and finally admire the masterpieces at Minima Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Paros to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. May in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Naxos.
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Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Spas
Side Trip

Naxos — 2 nights

Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, then stop by Soocre Naxos®, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally stop by Kastro. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Mikri Vigla Beach, then stroll through Plaka Beach, and then delve into the distant past at The Temple of Apollo – Portara.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Naxos travel planner.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Naxos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In May in Naxos, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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Santorini travel guide

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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.
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Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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