15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  14​h
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h
2
Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  6​h 15​min
3
Rethymnon, Crete
— 3 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  3​h
4
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  14​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Archaeological Site Mycenae and Theater of Dionysus. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Plaka, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens vacation tool .

Ottawa, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Ottawa to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in September: high temperatures in Athens hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

3
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castle of Monolithos and Village of Lindos. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Agios Pavlos Beach and Tsambika Beach. Step out of Lindos to go to Kalavarda and see Ancient Kamiros, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Agathi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindos Beach, and don't miss a visit to Monastery Tsambika.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lindos itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Athens to Lindos takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Lindos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rhodes, Ancient Kamiros, Agathi Beach, Monastery Tsambika
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Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Castle of Monolithos ©
Castle of Monolithos

3
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Visit The Palace of Knossos and St. Nicholas Church for their historical value. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Lake Kournas will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Faistos (in Sivas), German War Cemetery (in Maleme) and Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera (in Souda). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rethymnon trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Rethymnon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Lindos in September, Rethymnon is little chillier at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Kournas, German War Cemetery, Palace of Faistos, Scuba & Snorkeling, Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera
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St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Palace of Faistos ©
Palace of Faistos

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Perivolos, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fira trip planning website .

Getting from Rethymnon to Fira by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Perivolos, Skaros Rock, Santo Winery, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Akrotiri
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

3
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.
Visiting Agios Sostis Beach and Kalo Livadi Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Portara and Archaeological Site of Delos for their historical value. Step out of Mykonos Town with an excursion to Old Town in Naxos Town--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and stroll through Panormos Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Agios Sostis Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Paradise Beach, Archaeological Site of Delos
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Archaeological Site of Delos ©
Archaeological Site of Delos

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