15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
4
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h
6
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  13​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, make a trip to Matoyianni Street, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town travel planning tool .

Washington DC, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Mykonos Town is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Change things up with a short trip to Santo Horse Riding in Akrotiri (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, and get great views at Sunset in Oia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip planning site .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July in Fira, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Kamari, Tomato Industrial Museum
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, then do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion day trip app .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. July in Heraklion sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Winery Stilianou, 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

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Go for a jaunt from Athens to Mycenae to see Archaeological Site Mycenae about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Heraklion, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Meteora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kalambaka journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Athens to Kalambaka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in July since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

2
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then make a trip to The Liston, and finally make a trip to Spianada Square. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Casa Parlante and then cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Corfu Town travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Corfu Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Kalambaka in July, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Aqualand Corfu Water Park
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Aqualand Corfu Water Park ©
Aqualand Corfu Water Park
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

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