15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 1 night
2
Paros
— 1 night
3
Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
4
Rethymnon, Crete
— 1 night
5
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
6
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
7
Milos
— 1 night
8
Karpathos
— 2 nights

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Naxos Town, Naxos

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take a stroll through Old Town and then explore the ancient world of Naos tou Apollona - Portara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Akepsimas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mikri Vigla Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Naxos Town driving holiday planning website.

Istanbul, Turkey to Naxos Town is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Naxos Town due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Naxos Town: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mikri Vigla, Agios Prokopios Beach, Plaka Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Lefkes, then head off the coast to Parikia Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, and finally kick back and relax at Agia Irini Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paros trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Paros in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Paros

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lefkes ©
Lefkes
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani

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nights
Chania Town, Crete

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), stroll through Seitan Limania Beach, stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Agii Apostoli Beach, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and finally explore the activities along Lake Kournas.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chania Town travel route site.

Traveling by flight from Paros to Chania Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, St. Nicholas Church, Lake Kournas, German War Cemetery, Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera
Highlights from your plan
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi, explore the different monuments and memorials at Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Holy Monastery of Preveli.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rethymnon trip planner.

Drive from Chania Town to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon ©
Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon

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nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skaros Rock and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos. Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri LightHouse and Ancient Thera. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Perivolos, examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fira road trip app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Rethymnon to Fira takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or fly. September in Fira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri LightHouse, Ancient Thera, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Skaros Rock, Amoudi Bay
Highlights from your plan
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

3
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Explore hidden gems such as Monastery of Paleokastritsa and La Grotta Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Casa Parlante and Old Fortress Corfu. Venture out of the city with trips to Barbati Beach (in Barbati) and Paradise Beach (in Liapades). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Pontikonisi, stroll through Corfu Donkey Rescue, wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, and see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town trip planner.

You can fly from Fira to Corfu Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fira in September since evenings lows in Corfu Town dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Milos.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Achilleion Museum, Monastery of Paleokastritsa, Barbati Beach, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
Monastery of Paleokastritsa ©
Monastery of Paleokastritsa
Casa Parlante ©
Casa Parlante

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Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
On the 15th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Milos, then kick back and relax at Sarakiniko Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tsigrado Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Firiplaka Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Milos trip planning website.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Milos in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Milos, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Karpathos.

Things to do in Milos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tsigrado Beach ©
Tsigrado Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Venetian Castle of Milos ©
Venetian Castle of Milos

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nights
Karpathos

Karpathos ©
Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.
On the 16th (Wed), kick back and relax at Lefkos Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Apella Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kira Panagia Beach. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Cave Church of St. Luke, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diakoftis Beach, and then stroll through Amoopi Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Karpathos trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Milos to Karpathos takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. September in Karpathos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Karpathos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kira Panagia Beach ©
Kira Panagia Beach
Diakoftis Beach ©
Diakoftis Beach

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