15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
Paros
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
Naxos
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Raleigh

1
night
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Kassiopi, then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, then see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Paleokastritsa Monastery, then wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Paraskevi Monastery, and finally see the interesting displays at Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Corfu Town online tour itinerary planner .

Raleigh, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Raleigh to Corfu Town. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Paros.

Things to do in Corfu Town

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums

Side Trips

Corfu, Achilleion Museum, Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press, Agia Paraskevi Monastery
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Kassiopi ©
Kassiopi
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

1
night
Paros

Paros ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Lefkes, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agios Antonios, steep yourself in history at Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Yria Ceramic Studio, and finally contemplate the long history of Parikia Town.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Corfu Town to Paros in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. While traveling from Corfu Town, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paros, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Paros

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Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Lefkes ©
Lefkes
Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral ©
Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Portara, see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Aperathitissa, then delve into the distant past at Tower of Zevgolis, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Fotodotis, and finally view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, then wander the streets of Old Town, and then take a stroll through Kastro.

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Ride a ferry from Paros to Naxos in an hour. In August in Naxos, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive
Monastery of Fotodotis ©
Monastery of Fotodotis

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thera, then learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, then don't miss a visit to Akrotiri LightHouse, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. On the next day, stroll through Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fira holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Naxos to Fira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, Santo Winery
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Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Museum of Prehistoric Thera ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thera

2
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacred Monastery of Arkadi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient Aptera. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agia Irini Convent, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Four Martyrs Church, and finally steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rethymnon journey maker site .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Rethymnon in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rethymnon

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Ancient Aptera, Agia Irini Convent, Lake Kournas, St. Nicholas Church
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Sacred Monastery of Arkadi ©
Sacred Monastery of Arkadi
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, then explore the ancient world of Malia Minoan Palace, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stalis Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Heraklion tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Rethymnon to Heraklion by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Malia Minoan Palace, Stalis Beach, Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Let the collections at National Archaeological Museum and Acropolis Museum capture your imagination. Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Athens vacation planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Heraklion in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Athens, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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