15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Ferry:  5 h 30 min
2
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Fira
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Chania Town
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  2 h
5
Heraklion
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
6
Athens
— 2 nights
End: Athens

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

3
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.
Let the collections at Eggares Olive Press Museum and Aegean Maritime Museum capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to House of Dionysus and Avenue of the Lions. There's lots more to do: stroll through Paradise Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, and take a stroll through Little Venice.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town online day trip planner.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas

Side Trips

Delos, Mykonos Brewing Company, Paradise Beach, Eggares Olive Press Museum
Highlights from your plan
Church of Saint George ©
Church of Saint George
Eggares Olive Press Museum ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

3
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Let the collections at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Oria Gallery capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at MATI Art Gallery and Mnemossyne Gallery. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vlychada Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, stop by Atlantis Books E.E., and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fira road trip tool.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Monastery of Profitis Ilias
Highlights from your plan
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

2
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chania Town road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Chania Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you're off to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

War Museum Askifou, Souda Bay War Cemetery
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Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos ©
Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos
War Museum Askifou ©
War Museum Askifou
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery

2
nights
Heraklion

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos and then browse the exhibits of Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Irida Family Workshop, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Petros Church & Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Cretan Ethnology, and finally examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum.

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Traveling by shuttle from Chania Town to Heraklion takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Heraklion are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Kazantzakis Museum ©
Kazantzakis Museum

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Archaeological Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art. Lion Gate and Temple of Athena Nike will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Mycenae to see Citadel and Treasury of Atreus about 1h 30 min away. See some other sides of Athens: get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, wander the streets of Anafiotika, and see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mycenae, Kessarianí Monastery (Moni Kessarianis)
Highlights from your plan
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate
Citadel and Treasury of Atreus
Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

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