14 days in Greece Itinerary

14 days in Greece Itinerary

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14 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rethymnon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hersonissos
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h
4
Fira
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
5
Akrotiri
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
6
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step out of Athens with an excursion to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary builder website .

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Athens is 7 hours. September in Athens sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Rethymnon

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, then steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Four Martyrs Church, then explore the activities along Lake Kournas, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon road trip planning site .

You can fly from Athens to Rethymnon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. September in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Nicholas Church, Lake Kournas
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza

2
nights
Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
On the 17th (Thu), make a splash at Star Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and then look for gifts at Hatzis Leather. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum of Gouves, and then make a splash at Watercity Waterpark Themed Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hersonissos trip planner.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Hersonissos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hersonissos are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Folklore Museum of Gouves
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Watercity Waterpark Themed Park ©
Watercity Waterpark Themed Park
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

2
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and then look for gifts at the White, Santorini. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fira itinerary website .

Ride a ferry from Hersonissos to Fira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Hersonissos in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fira, with lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Helicopter Tours
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Akrotiri

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): kick back and relax at White Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, then take an in-depth tour of SYMPOSION by La Ponta, and finally ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri travel route planner.

Akrotiri is just a stone's throw from Fira. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Venetsanos Winery
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for gifts at Mytho, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then wander the streets of Little Venice.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Mytho ©
Mytho

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