15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
Taxi to Heraklion, Ferry to Fira
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Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Delphi
— 1 night
Taxi to Tithorea, Train to Thessaloniki
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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
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Rethymnon, Crete — 2 nights

Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
On the 20th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, then explore the activities along Lake Kournas, then get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi, stroll through Rethymno Beach, and then wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rethymnon itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Rethymnon is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Rethymnon, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
We've included these beaches for you: Kamari Beach and Red Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santo Winery and Santorini Sailing. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Rethymnon to Fira takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Fira sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Naxos Town.
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Side Trips

Naxos Town, Naxos — 2 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): delve into the distant past at The Temple of Apollo – Portara, then wander the streets of Old Town, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Prokopios Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mikri Vigla Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaka Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Kastro.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Naxos Town holiday maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Naxos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 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 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Agios Stefanos Beach, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then stop by Little Venice. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, stroll through Agios Sostis Beach, and then kick back and relax at Panormos Beach.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, wander the streets of Plaka, then contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally wander the streets of Anafiotika. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then walk around Philopappos Hill, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Delphi.
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Delphi — 1 night

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Delphi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and then delve into the distant past at Treasury of the Athenians.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Delphi trip itinerary app.

Getting from Athens to Delphi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in October, Delphi is slightly colder at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Thessaloniki.
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Historic Sites

Thessaloniki — 1 night

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then wander the streets of Ladadika District, and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Thessaloniki day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Delphi to Thessaloniki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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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