15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  15 h
1
Vasilikos, Zakynthos
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Milos
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Oia, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Chania Town, Crete
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Athens
— 5 nights
+3
Subway + Fly + Foot + Train:  15 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Vasilikos, Zakynthos

Vasilikos ©
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): kick back and relax at Gerakas Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Banana Beach, then examine the collection at Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, and finally learn about winemaking at Grampsas Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Dionisios Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aghios Sostis Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at St Nicholas Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vasilikos holiday planning website .

Washington DC, USA to Vasilikos is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in June since evenings lows in Vasilikos dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Milos.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Agios Dionisios Church, Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, Grampsas Winery, Aghios Sostis Beach
Highlights from your plan
St Nicholas Beach ©
St Nicholas Beach
Aghios Sostis Beach ©
Aghios Sostis Beach
Aristeon Ecological Olive Press ©
Aristeon Ecological Olive Press

2
nights
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 22nd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Firiplaka Beach, then stroll through Kleftiko Beach, and then learn about winemaking at Kostantakis Cave Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sarakiniko Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Milos, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological museum of Milos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tsigrado Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Milos route builder.

Traveling by flight from Vasilikos to Milos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Milos can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oia.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Firiplaka Beach ©
Firiplaka Beach
Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach

3
nights
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Popular historic sites such as Byzantine Castle Ruins and Windmills of Emporio are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Domaine Sigalas and Artemis Karamolegos Winery. Explore Oia's surroundings by going to SYMPOSION by La Ponta (in Akrotiri) and Tomato Industrial Museum (in Vlychada). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, do a tasting at Estate Argyros, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Oia trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Milos to Oia by car takes about 5 hours. June in Oia sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Oia

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Santorini, Gaia Winery, Artemis Karamolegos Winery, Tomato Industrial Museum, Windmills of Emporio
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Sigalas ©
Domaine Sigalas
Byzantine Castle Ruins ©
Byzantine Castle Ruins
Artemis Karamolegos Winery ©
Artemis Karamolegos Winery

1
night
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 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Falassarna Beach, see the interesting displays at MINOAN'S WORLD, and then stroll the grounds of Venizelos Graves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Iguana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Agii Apostoli Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery.

For maps, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Chania Town tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Oia to Chania Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Falassarna Beach, Souda Bay War Cemetery, German War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
German War Cemetery ©
German War Cemetery

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Philopappos Hill. Family-friendly places like Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Church of Agios Spyridonas (in Nafplio) and Mycenae (Citadel and Treasury of Atreus & Lion Gate). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Mary of Blachernae, make a trip to Tower of the Winds, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chania Town to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 70°F. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Mycenae, Church of St. Mary of Blachernae, Church of Agios Spyridonas
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate

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