13 days in Athens, Santorini & Crete Itinerary

13 days in Athens, Santorini & Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens
— 2 nights
2
Oia
— 4 nights
3
Chania Town
— 4 nights
4
Athens
— 1 night

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Escape the urban bustle at Vouliagmeni Beach and Asteras Glyfada Beach. Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Poseidon will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, contemplate the long history of Hellenic Parliament, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary maker app.

Houston, USA to Athens is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Houston in September; daily highs in Athens reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Asteras Glyfada Beach, Vouliagmeni Beach, Temple of Poseidon
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

4
nights
Oia

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The castle of St Nicholas and Museum of Musical Instruments. Escape the urban bustle at Amoudi Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, browse the exhibits of Mnemossyne Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

Before you visit Oia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Athens to Oia in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Domaine Sigalas ©
Domaine Sigalas

4
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Escape the urban bustle at Balos Lagoon and Falassarna Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Greek National Football Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa) and Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, explore the historical opulence of Firkas Fortress, examine the collection at MINOAN'S WORLD, and learn about winemaking at Manousakis Winery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chania Town route planner.

Getting from Oia to Chania Town by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Manousakis Winery, German War Cemetery, Kastro Gramvoussas, Falassarna Beach, Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
Highlights from your plan
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Kastro Gramvoussas ©
Kastro Gramvoussas
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, thenappreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, thentake a stroll through Plaka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Chania Town to Athens by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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