14 days in Greece Itinerary

14 days in Greece Itinerary

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14 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Izmir
plane:  1​h
1
Athens
— Few hours
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Naxos Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
shuttle:  2​h
5
Chania Town, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Vancouver


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Athens

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens journey builder site .

Izmir, Turkey to Athens is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in June: high temperatures in Athens hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. You will leave for Naxos Town on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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Naxos Town

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Venture out of the city with trips to Platis Gialos Beach (in Platys Gialos) and Mykonos Town (The Windmills (Kato Milli) & Little Venice). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Portara, contemplate the long history of Old Town, look for gifts at Miniatoura, and wander the streets of Kastro.

To find out how to plan a trip to Naxos Town, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Naxos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Naxos Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Neighborhoods Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Plaka Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Agios Prokopios Beach
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Kastro ©
Kastro
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Perissa Black Sand Beach as well as Sunset in Oia. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at White Beach, explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Santorini, and head off the coast to Nea Kameni.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Akrotiri online travel route planner .

You can drive from Naxos Town to Akrotiri in 5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sunset in Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Vlychada Beach, Nea Kameni
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion tour planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Chania Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Rethymnon (The Venetian Fortezza, Rethymnon Old Town, & more). There's lots more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chania Town holiday planner .

You can take a shuttle from Heraklion to Chania Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Rethymnon
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Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor

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Athens

Athens ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a stroll through Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip planner .

You can fly from Chania Town to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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