15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  27​h
1
Skiathos
— 1 night
2
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
3
Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  3​h 30​min
4
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
7
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Nashville

1
night
Skiathos

Skiathos ©
Boasting some of Greece's finest beaches, Skiathos swells with vacationers from colder European countries at the height of the tourist season.
On the 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Troulos Beach and then kick back and relax at Bourtzi Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandraki Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maratha Beach, and then view the masterpieces at The Blue House Art Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Skiathos online trip itinerary planner .

Nashville, USA to Skiathos is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Nashville to Skiathos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Skiathos, with lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Skiathos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Maratha Beach ©
Maratha Beach

1
night
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), then contemplate the long history of Mandraki Harbour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Eyaggelismoy ths Theotokoy ( Church Annunciation), and finally take a stroll around Kallithea Springs.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rhodes Town trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Skiathos to Rhodes Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kallithea Springs
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Street of the Knights ©
Street of the Knights
Mandraki Harbour ©
Mandraki Harbour

2
nights
Chania Town, Crete

Chania Town ©
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 5th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, don't miss a visit to Chania Venetian Lighthouse, then learn about winemaking at Winery Dourakis, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and finally explore the activities along Lake Kournas. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agii Apostoli Beach.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chania Town trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rhodes Town to Chania Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Rhodes Town in August, plan for little chillier nights in Chania Town, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lake Kournas, St. Nicholas Church, Winery Dourakis
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Chania Venetian Lighthouse ©
Chania Venetian Lighthouse
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at the White, Santorini, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, then do a tasting at Santo Winery, and finally make a trip to Akrotiri LightHouse.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Fira journey planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Chania Town to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Fira are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santo Winery, Venetsanos Winery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse

2
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
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.
On the 9th (Mon), kick back and relax at Maragas Beach, explore the ancient world of Ancient Sanctuary at Flerio Water Spring, shop like a local with Fish & Olive, then see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Portara. On the next day, kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaka Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Old Town.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Naxos trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Fira to Naxos by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Maragas Beach ©
Maragas Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach

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.
On the 11th (Wed), kick back and relax at Panormos Beach and then stroll through Agios Sostis Beach. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Matoyianni Street, wander the streets of Little Venice, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Stefanos Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town visit planning website .

Ride a ferry from Naxos to Mykonos Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Agios Sostis Beach, Panormos Beach, Agios Stefanos Beach
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Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium, then wander the streets of Plaka, and then take a stroll through Ermou Street.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Mykonos Town in August, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 77°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 92°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

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