15 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

15 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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15 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  10​h
1
Chania Town, Crete
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Agios Nikolaos, Crete
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Naxos
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Porto

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Kournas and Agii Apostoli Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis) and Seitan Limania Beach (in Akrotiri). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chania Town travel website .

Porto, Portugal to Chania Town is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Porto to Chania Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Chania Town is somewhat warmer than Porto - with highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Agios Nikolaos.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, St. Nicholas Church, Lake Kournas
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Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas
Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum

2
nights
Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Agios Nikolaos ©
A tour of Agios Nikolaos leads visitors through charming neighborhoods with white washed houses, squares with taverns, steep pedestrian streets, and sea as a backdrop, ideal for exploration on foot.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stalis Beach. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Milatos Cave, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Voulisma Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Agios Nikolaos road trip planning site .

Drive from Chania Town to Agios Nikolaos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chania Town in July, you will find days in Agios Nikolaos are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Stalis Beach, Milatos Cave, Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
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Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
Voulisma Beach ©
Voulisma Beach

5
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Family-friendly places like Perivolos and Vlychada Beach will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Museum of Prehistoric Thira. Venture out of the city with trips to Tomato Industrial Museum (in Vlychada), SYMPOSION by La Ponta (in Akrotiri) and Speed Boats Tours (in Oia). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, and stop by the White, Santorini.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fira journey planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Agios Nikolaos to Fira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, daytime highs in Fira are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Vlychada, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Speed Boats Tours, Ancient Thera
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Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Agios Prokopios Beach and Kalo Livadi Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town and Plaka Beach. Step out of Naxos to go to Mykonos Town and see Rarity Gallery, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mikri Vigla Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Anastasia Farmakolytria & Panagia Theoskepasti, steep yourself in history at Kastro, and examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Naxos tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Fira to Naxos in 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rarity Gallery, Kalo Livadi Beach
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach

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