15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece journey planner

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Fly to Athens, Train to Kalambaka
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Athens
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 5 nights
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Kalambaka

— 1 night
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.
On the 5th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ieros Naos Kimiseos tis Theotokou, then examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kalambaka vacation planning site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Kalambaka is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Kalambaka is 2 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kalambaka, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums

Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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 Lake Vouliagmeni and Anafiotika. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Megalo Kavouri in Vouliagmeni, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and visit Plaka.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Kalambaka to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, Athens is somewhat warmer than Kalambaka - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 1 night

Chora Mykonos

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.
On the 9th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, go for a stroll along the water at Old Port, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then look for gifts at Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, kick back and relax at Psarou beach, kick back and relax at Psaros Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ornos Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town day trip planning app.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in September: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Explore hidden gems such as Skaros Rock and Megalochori - Traditional Village. Popular historic sites such as The Castle of St Nicholas and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, sample the tasty concoctions at Santorini Brewing Company, don't miss a visit to Three Bells of Fira, and step into the grandiose world of Castelli of Pyrgos.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete

— 5 nights
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.
The Palace of Knossos and Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Kazantzakis Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Bali (Karavostasi Beach, Hippocampus Dive Centre, &more), Kalamaki Beach (in Kalamaki) and Matala (Moozart Wood Art Shop & Matala Beach). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, browse the fresh offerings at Vassiliki's Votanopoleio, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, and kick back and relax at Ammoudara Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.