15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 4 nights
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Akrotiri
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Faliraki
— 3 nights
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Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
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Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and stop by Plaka.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary builder website.

Milwaukee, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Milwaukee in June; daily highs in Athens reach 86°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Akrotiri

— 2 nights

Greek Pompeii

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Perivolos.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Akrotiri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally look for gifts at Nerium Oleander. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion, explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules), then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum for the Battle of Crete and National Resistance.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion journey planner.

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Faliraki.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Faliraki

— 3 nights
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Faliraki: Lindos (Lindos Beach & Agios Pavlos Beach). On the 21st (Mon), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. There's still lots to do: cool off at Water Park, take a tour by water with Big Fish Dive Center, browse the exhibits of Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art, and pause for some serene contemplation at Agioi Apostoloi.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Faliraki trip planner.

Fly from Heraklion to Faliraki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Faliraki

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Thessaloniki

— 3 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thessaloniki: Mosaics24 (in Hanioti) and Daysailing (in Afitos). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, appreciate the history behind Monument of Alexander The Great, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Faliraki to Thessaloniki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Faliraki in June, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

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.

Rhodes travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.