15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Maastricht
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  8​h
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Ferry:  8​h
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Ios
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Fira
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Chalkio
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Maastricht

3
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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, visit Monastiraki, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see reviews, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Athens online road trip planner .

Maastricht, The Netherlands to Athens is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Maastricht to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Maastricht in February, with highs in Athens at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Heraklion, Crete

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 3rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Heraklion road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. 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

The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Ios

Ios ©
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Manganari Beach, then kick back and relax at Mylopotas Beach, and then make a trip to La Tomba di Omero. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Gremiotissa Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ag. Theodoti Beach, and then steep yourself in history at The Zoodohos Pigi monastery.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ios visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Ios in 3 hours. March in Ios sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fira.

Things to do in Ios

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

The Zoodohos Pigi monastery
Highlights from your plan
Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach
Panagia Gremiotissa Church ©
Panagia Gremiotissa Church
The Zoodohos Pigi monastery ©
The Zoodohos Pigi monastery

2
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, then look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally kick back and relax at Red Beach. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

You can drive from Ios to Fira in 2 hours. March in Fira sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel ©
Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel

2
nights
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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and stroll through Platis Gialos Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. March in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chalkio.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

3
nights
Chalkio

Chalkio ©
Chalkio is known for museums, shopping, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Olive Groves & Byzantine Park Trail of Tragea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agios Georgios Diasoritis, appreciate the history behind Melanes Kouros Statue, and see the interesting displays at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki.

To see reviews, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chalkio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mykonos Town to Chalkio takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Chalkio can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chalkio

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Temple of Demeter, Panagia Drossiani Church, Zas Mountain, Mount Zeus Hike, Melanes Kouros Statue
Highlights from your plan
Zas Mountain ©
Zas Mountain
Naxia Gi ©
Naxia Gi
Panagia Drossiani Church ©
Panagia Drossiani Church

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