15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Athens
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
Paradise Beach, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h
Oia, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Lindos, Rhodes
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Milan

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Do some cultural sightseeing at Monastiraki and Benaki Museum. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, shop like a local with Ermou Street, and examine the collection at Acropolis Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Athens vacation planner.

Milan, Italy to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Athens due to the time zone difference. In August, Athens is somewhat warmer than Milan - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Paradise Beach.

Things to do in Athens

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
nights
Paradise Beach, Mykonos

Paradise Beach ©
Sun-drenched Paradise Beach remains largely responsible for Mykonos' nickname, the "Ibiza of Greece." Considered one of the island's major attractions, the beach draws a young crowd of hedonists with its bars and clubs, serving cold drinks and a party atmosphere.
On the 16th (Thu), kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach and then stroll through Panormos Beach. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach, then stroll through Super Paradise Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paradise Beach trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Athens to Paradise Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for little chillier days in Paradise Beach, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Paradise Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

3
nights
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Caldera Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Akrotiri and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oia: KAMARA BEACH (in Kamari), Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Red Beach (in Akrotiri). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry and take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oia road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise Beach to Oia takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Oia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Koukla Art, Nature & Wildlife Tours, KAMARA BEACH
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fortress Spinalonga and The Palace of Knossos are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Church of Saint Titus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Heraklion: Reptisland (in Melidoni) and Matala beach (in Matala). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, contemplate the long history of Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, and learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by ferry from Oia to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Matala beach, Reptisland, Fortress Spinalonga
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agathi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lindos online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Heraklion to Lindos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Agathi Beach
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

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