15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Fira
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Elounda
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Heraklion
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): wander the streets of Plaka, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary builder site .

Newark, USA to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Athens due to the time zone difference. In August, Athens is a bit warmer than Newark - with highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Mykonos Town

Mykonos Town ©
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.
On the 4th (Tue), wander the streets of Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Elia Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

1
night
Fira

Fira
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Fira sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F at night. You'll set off for Elounda on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Fira

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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1
night
Elounda

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.
On the 5th (Wed), stroll through Plaka Beach, then head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga, and then stop by Trilogy Bookshop.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Elounda vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Elounda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. When traveling from Fira in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Elounda: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Elounda

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Trilogy Bookshop ©
Trilogy Bookshop

9
nights
Heraklion

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heraklion: Melidoni (Reptisland & Melidoni Cave), Karavostasi Beach (in Bali) and Wooden Museum (in Axos). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, kick back and relax at Matala beach, and learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip planner.

Traveling by car from Elounda to Heraklion takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Heraklion sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Agia Pelagia, Tylissos, Matala, Melidoni, The Palace of Knossos
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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