18 days in Greece & Marmaris Itinerary

18 days in Greece & Marmaris Itinerary

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18 days in Greece & Marmaris Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  4​h
2
Naxos, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  3​h 30​min
4
Chania Town, Greece
— 2 nights
shuttle:  2​h 30​min
5
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Faliraki, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Marmaris, Turkey
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach. Family-friendly places like Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, wander the streets of Plaka, and ponder the world of politics at Hellenic Parliament.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens tour planner .

Bengaluru, India to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Athens is minus 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for gifts at Naxia Sweet Home, delve into the distant past at Portara, then examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fish & Olive, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Demeter. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Cathedral, wander the streets of Kastro, and then stroll through Aeolis Aghios Georgios Beach.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Naxos trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Naxos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara
Kastro ©
Kastro

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fira online trip builder .

Drive from Naxos to Fira in 5 hours. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Chania Town, Greece

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.
On the 10th (Tue), wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, and then examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Chania, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, then stroll through Falassarna Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chania Town road trip planning site .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Chania Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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 12th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Falassarna Beach, German War Cemetery, Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera
Highlights from your plan
Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

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.
On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Loggia.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our Heraklion day trip app .

Take a shuttle from Chania Town to Heraklion in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Heraklion sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Faliraki.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Agia Pelagia Beach, Malia Minoan Palace, Kazantzakis Museum
Highlights from your plan
Loggia ©
Loggia
Kazantzakis Museum ©
Kazantzakis Museum
Agia Pelagia Beach ©
Agia Pelagia Beach

2
nights
Faliraki, Greece

Faliraki ©
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
On the 15th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Anthony Quinn Bay, then don't miss a visit to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights). Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Faliraki Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Faliraki travel app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Heraklion to Faliraki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Faliraki are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Marmaris.

Things to do in Faliraki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rhodes Town
Highlights from your plan
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Anthony Quinn Bay ©
Anthony Quinn Bay

3
nights
Marmaris, Turkey

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
On the 17th (Tue), kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2, then delve into the distant past at Caunos Tombs of the Kings, and then look for gifts at Topkapi Silver. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, then explore the ancient world of Lycian Rock Tombs, and then delve into the distant past at Carian rock tombs.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Marmaris trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by ferry from Faliraki to Marmaris takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Faliraki to Marmaris. Traveling from Faliraki in September, Marmaris is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dalyan, Icmeler Beach
Highlights from your plan
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Lycian Rock Tombs ©
Lycian Rock Tombs

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