14 days in Greece Itinerary

14 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece itinerary planner

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Heraklion, Crete
— 4 nights
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 4 nights
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Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos
— 3 nights
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Heraklion, Crete

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to The Palace of Knossos and Castello del Molo (Koules). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to CRETAquarium and Church of Saint Titus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Heraklion: Bali (Old Port Bali & Hippocampus Dive Centre), Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, and kick back and relax at Ammoudara Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Heraklion online tour planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Heraklion is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Heraklion. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Geneva in August; daily highs in Heraklion reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Santorini Sailing, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Pyrgos, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then stroll through Red Beach, and finally do a tasting at Gaia Winery.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fira online travel route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Bring the kids along to Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Hephaestus and Erechtheion. Venture out of the city with trips to Mycenae (Lion Gate & Citadel and Treasury of Atreus). The adventure continues: walk around Philopappos Hill, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena Nike, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Tsilivi (Planos).

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos

— 3 nights
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kalamaki Beach and Bouka Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tsilivi Waterpark and Coastal Diving Center. Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Water Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsilivi Beach, expand your horizons at Adamieion Ceramic Art Studio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Dionisios Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tsilivi (Planos) tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Tsilivi (Planos) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tsilivi (Planos), with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tsilivi (Planos)

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.