15 days in Crete, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

15 days in Crete, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

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15 days in Crete, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + shuttle:  16​h
1
Rethymnon
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Fira
— 6 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h
End: New York City

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.
Get outdoors at Frangokastello Beach and Agii Apostoli Beach. St. Nicholas Church and Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rethymnon: Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Chania Venetian Lighthouse (in Chania Town). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Rethymnon trip itinerary maker site .

New York City, USA to Rethymnon is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rethymnon. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Chania Town, St. Nicholas Church, Frangokastello Beach, Lake Kournas, Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera
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Frangokastello Beach ©
Frangokastello Beach
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

6
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Visiting Perivolos and Hiking Trail Fira - Oia will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Megalochori - Traditional Village. Go for a jaunt from Fira to Oia to see Speed Boats Tours about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and don't miss a visit to Akrotiri LightHouse.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip itinerary app .

Traveling by ferry from Rethymnon to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Santorini, Perivolos, Santo Winery
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Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

5
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
Little Venice and Aegean Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kalo Livadi Beach and Rarity Gallery. Step out of Mykonos Town with an excursion to Archaeological Site of Delos in Delos--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, stroll through Agios Sostis Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town travel route builder site .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In June in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Panormos Beach
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Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

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