15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
3
Nafplio
— 2 nights
4
Athens
— 3 nights
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
6
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
7
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights

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night
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, thenappreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, and finally examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Thessaloniki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Thessaloniki is 2 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in October, expect Thessaloniki to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square

1
night
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kalambaka trip tool.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Thessaloniki in October, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Kalambaka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

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nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, thentake a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae and then get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nafplio trip site.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Nafplio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Archea Korinthos, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

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, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Nafplio in October, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, thendelve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, thendo a tasting at Winery Stilianou, and finally do a tasting at Lyrarakis Winery. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, thenget engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

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You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. October in Heraklion sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

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

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nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Go for a jaunt from Fira to Akrotiri to see La Ponta about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Experience Horse Riding, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and kick back and relax at Red Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fira online trip maker.

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In October in Fira, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, take a stroll through Little Venice, thenmake a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally stop by Mytho. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, thendon't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street, thensample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town road trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mykonos Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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