15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Santa Maria
Fly:  26​h
1
Athens
— 4 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Fira
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
4
Hersonissos
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Santa Maria

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Bring the kids along to Acropolis of Athens and Mount Lycabettus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Corinth (Acrocorinth, Corinth Canal, & more) and Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip maker website .

Santa Maria, USA to Athens is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Maria in September since evenings lows in Athens dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Corinth, Fortress Palamidi
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Panormos Beach and Kapari Beach. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in September: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

3
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kids will enjoy Red Beach and Kamari Beach. Explore Fira's surroundings by going to Santo Horse Riding (in Akrotiri) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Perivolos). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and Head underground at Zoodochos Pigi Cave.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Imerovigli, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Amoudi Bay
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

2
nights
Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
On the 19th (Thu), head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga, then explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos online vacation maker .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Hersonissos in 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fira in September since evenings lows in Hersonissos dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Fortress Spinalonga, Lake Voulismeni, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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