15 days in Crete, Athens & Santorini Itinerary

15 days in Crete, Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chania Town
— 2 nights
2
Heraklion
— 2 nights
3
Athens
— 4 nights
4
Fira
— 5 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Venetian Harbor, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, make a trip to Lighthouse, thenstroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at MINOAN'S WORLD. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, explore the activities along Lake Kournas, thensteep yourself in history at Agios Georgios Monastery, and finally explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chania Town journey builder website.

Pasco, USA to Chania Town is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pasco to Chania Town is 10 hours. Traveling from Pasco in July, expect nights in Chania Town to be a bit warmer, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Souda, The Venetian Fortezza, Lake Kournas, Agios Georgios Monastery, St. Nicholas Church
Highlights from your plan
Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery

2
nights
Heraklion

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.
On the 11th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, thenstop by 4tessera, thenexplore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and finally learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, thengo for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, and finally meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip maker site.

Traveling by shuttle from Chania Town to Heraklion takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Heraklion, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Athens travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Heraklion in July, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

5
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fira: La Ponta (in Akrotiri) and Oia (Oria Gallery & Mnemossyne Gallery). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, and explore by horseback at Experience Horse Riding.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fira vacation builder app.

Fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in July: highs in Fira hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Santorini, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Ancient Thera
Highlights from your plan
Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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