15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece attractions planner
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Agios Nikolaos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hersonissos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Heraklion
— 2 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
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Oia
— 3 nights
Taxi to Santorini, Ferry to Paros
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Paros
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 1 night

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Agios Nikolaos — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stroll through Kolokithia Beach, then contemplate the long history of Spinalonga (Kalydon), then relax in the rural setting at Cretan Olive Oil Farm, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Archaia Poli Tis Lato, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagias Keras Church, then kick back and relax at Voulisma Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Gournia Minoiki Poli.

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If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiports are Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Karpathos Airport and Santorini Airport. In September, daytime highs in Agios Nikolaos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hersonissos.
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Hersonissos — 4 nights

Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Tue) at Star Beach. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 22nd (Thu) at Watercity Waterpark Themed Park. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, admire nature's wide array of creatures at CRETAquarium, examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hersonissos trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Agios Nikolaos to Hersonissos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Heraklion.
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Heraklion — 2 nights

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 23rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then step into the grandiose world of Castello del Molo (Koules), then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion trip builder website.

Heraklion is just a stone's throw from Hersonissos. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oia.
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Oia — 3 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Venture out of the city with trips to Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa), Akrotiri (Red Beach & Akrotiri) and Kamari Beach (in Kamari). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing, browse the exhibits of Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oia tour planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Heraklion to Oia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Oia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paros.
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Paros — 2 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
On the 28th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town, stop by Atelier Paros, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum Parou, then steep yourself in history at Lefkes, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Marathi Marble Quarries. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolymbithres Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Old Port of Naoussa, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paros day trip planner.

Getting from Oia to Paros by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Athens — 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Nautilus Dive Center, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then wander the streets of Plaka.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Paros to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C.
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Greece travel guide

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Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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