15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe planner

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Athens
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ios
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
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Chalkio
— 3 nights
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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, visit Monastiraki, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lycabettus.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip maker website.

Maastricht, The Netherlands to Athens is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maastricht to Athens. Traveling from Maastricht in February, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Heraklion, Crete

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Heraklion holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Athens to Heraklion takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. March in Heraklion sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Ios.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Ios

— 2 nights
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Manganari Beach, then kick back and relax at Mylopotas Beach, and then make a trip to La Tomba di Omero. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Gremiotissa Church, kick back and relax at Ag. Theodoti Beach, and then contemplate the long history of The Zoodohos Pigi monastery.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ios visit planning site.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Ios in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Ios can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Ios

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fira

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make a trip to Sunset in Oia, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, then look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally kick back and relax at Red Beach. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ios to Fira takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Chalkio.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Chalkio

— 3 nights
Chalkio is known for museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zas Mountain, head outdoors with Mount Zeus Hike, appreciate the history behind Melanes Kouros Statue, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of Agios Georgios Diasoritis.

You can plan Chalkio trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by journey from Mykonos Town to Chalkio takes 2 hours. In March in Chalkio, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chalkio

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Naxos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and advantageous winds, the island offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and other watersports. Most of the island's western coastline boasts one sandy beach splashed by blue waters rich in marine life--a big draw for amateur scuba divers. The mountainous interior provides a look at the quieter side of the island, featuring a patchwork of lush valleys, quaint villages, and ancient sites. For a change of pace and a bit of modern dining and shopping, visit Hora, the island's biggest city.