15 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

15 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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Fly
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Perissa
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Perissa, Santorini
— 4 nights
Bus to Santorini, Fly to Elafonissi
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Elafonissi, Crete
— 1 night
Drive
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive
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Elounda, Crete
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 5 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Kids will enjoy Little Venice and Elia Beach. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), enjoy the sand and surf at Paraga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ornos Beach, and see some colorful creatures with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town online travel route planner.

Seattle, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Mykonos Town at 80°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perissa.
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Perissa, Santorini — 4 nights

One of Santorini's seaside treasures, Perissa provides travelers with a lively restaurant scene and easy access to several archaeological sites.
Family-friendly places like Perissa Black Sand Beach and Amoudi Bay will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perissa: Oia (Ekklisia Panagia Platsani & Sunset in Oia), Ancient Thera (in Kamari) and Santorini Sailing (in Firostefani). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, take in the exciting artwork at Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop, kick back and relax at Perivolos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Perissa trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Mykonos Town to Perissa takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Perissa can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Elafonissi.
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Elafonissi, Crete — 1 night

Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through Aspri Limni Beach, then hike along Elafonisi Viewpoint, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Elafonissi Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Elafonissi road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Perissa to Elafonissi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Elafonissi are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Crete — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then stop by Inspira, then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, step into the grandiose world of Castello del Molo (Koules), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Aegeo Spas.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion route planner.

You can drive from Elafonissi to Heraklion in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Heraklion sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Elounda.
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Elounda, Crete — 1 night

Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
On the 8th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Spinalonga (Kalydon), then look for gifts at Trilogy Bookshop, then explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagias Keras Church.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Elounda trip planner.

Drive from Heraklion to Elounda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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