15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
4
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Athens
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Cairo

1
night
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 14th (Wed): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

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Cairo, Egypt to Heraklion is an approximately 7-hour flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairo in October, with highs in Heraklion at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Visit Red Beach and Kamari Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Santo Horse Riding and Perissa Black Sand Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, get a taste of the local shopping with S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Art Space, and pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, Art Space, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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.
On the 18th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach and then stroll through Panormos Beach. On your second day here, stop by Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery, then wander the streets of Little Venice, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The House of Fine Art Mykonos.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The House of Fine Art - HOFA Gallery Mykonos, Elia Beach, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae. On your second day here, look for gifts at Wine Shop Dimitris Karonis and then contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nafplio online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Mykonos Town to Nafplio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mykonos Town in October since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Shop till you drop at Ermou Street and Ioannidou Art Gallery. Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, and explore the ancient world of Erechtheion.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Athens tour app .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Athens. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

3
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at St. Spyridon First Beach and Alikes Lefkimis. Visiting Yali Beach and Corfu Donkey Rescue will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, take in the exciting artwork at Icon Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Emporion D'artes, and see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town online tour planner .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfu Donkey Rescue, Tsami Ceramics, Yali Beach, St. Spyridon First Beach
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St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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