15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 1 day
Ferry:  3​h 15​min
2
Milos
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Naxos Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Fira
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Chania
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
7
Athens
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  13​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
day
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens tour itinerary builder app .

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Milos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

3
nights
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Paliochori Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Firiplaka Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleftiko Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pollonia Beach and then stroll through Sarakiniko Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Milos travel planning website .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Milos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Milos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Firiplaka Beach ©
Firiplaka Beach

2
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
On the 24th (Wed), wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then stop by Mytho, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, make a trip to Rarity Gallery, then make a trip to Matoyianni Street, and finally stroll through Elia Beach.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town planner .

Getting from Milos to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. June in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach, Paradise Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

2
nights
Naxos Town

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, contemplate the long history of Kastro, then steep yourself in history at Old Town, and finally delve into the distant past at Portara. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mikri Vigla Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Naxos Town trip builder app .

You can drive from Mykonos Town to Naxos Town in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Naxos Town can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plaka Beach, Mikri Vigla Beach, Agios Prokopios Beach
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Kastro ©
Kastro
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia, learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Fira tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Naxos Town to Fira by car takes about 5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chania.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Boutari Winery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Chania

Chania ©
Chania is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stop by Callista and then take in breathtaking views at Samaria Gorge National Park. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalivaki Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sougia Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chania attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fira to Chania. July in Chania sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 71°F at night. You will leave for Athens on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Chania

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalivaki Beach, Sougia Beach, Callista, Samaria Gorge National Park
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Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park
Callista ©
Callista

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum and then take a stroll through Plaka.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chania to Athens takes 10 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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