15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Spokane
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fira
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Heraklion
— 2 nights
shuttle:  2​h
4
Chania Town
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
5
Kini
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Spokane

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore and learn at National Archaeological Museum and Pandora Art Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, stop by Ermou Spirits Cava Pittaras Trade Beverages, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Athens travel planning tool .

Spokane, USA to Athens is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Spokane to Athens is 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Spokane in July since evenings lows in Athens dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Glyfada, Scuba & Snorkeling, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stop by the White, Santorini, do a tasting at Santo Winery, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village, then examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, then learn about winemaking at Gavalas Winery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Fira tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, you will find days in Fira are slightly colder (86°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Wineries Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Megalochori, Akrotiri, Santo Winery, Megalochori - Traditional Village, Tomato Industrial Museum
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Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): do a tasting at Domaine Paterianakis- Κτήμα Πατεριανάκη, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, see the interesting displays at Wooden Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kera Kardiotissa Monastery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion travel planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Chania Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Wooden Museum, Reptisland
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2
nights
Chania Town

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.
On the 31st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marathi beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then visit a coastal fixture at Chania Venetian Lighthouse, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Minoan's World, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then examine the collection at Ancient Olive Tree, and finally do a tasting at Karavitakis Emmanouil.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chania Town trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by shuttle from Heraklion to Chania Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Kini.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Platanias, Marathi Beach, Souda Bay War Cemetery, Ancient Olive Tree, German War Cemetery
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Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Chania Venetian Lighthouse ©
Chania Venetian Lighthouse
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery

1
night
Kini

Kini ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Georgios Church, hike along Delphini Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kini Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kini day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chania Town to Kini. In August in Kini, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kini

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ano Siros, Saint Pakou
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Kini Beach ©
Kini Beach
Agios Georgios Church ©
Agios Georgios Church

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