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 Lion Gate and Nauplion Promenade. Archaeological Museum of Nauplion and The Great Theatre of Epidaurus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio day trip planner.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Nafplio due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Milan in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nafplio: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Delphi.
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. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Tholos of Delphi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Delphi visit planner.

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, Delphi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.
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.
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 Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail. 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 Ancient Thera (in Kamari), Domaine Sigalas (in Oia) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Fira). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Santo Winery.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Perissa online road trip planner.

Getting from Olympia to Perissa by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: 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, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Perissa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Matala.
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 car and ferry; or 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.
Beaches · Outdoors · 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 Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera. Your inner history buff will appreciate German Military Cemetery and Monastery of Arkadi. Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Old Venetian Harbour of Rethymno (in Rethymnon), Akrotiri (Seitan Limania Beach & Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)) 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, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, 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 taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and 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.
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.