15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Ancona
+4
train + shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
1
Paleokastritsa, Corfu
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Elounda, Crete
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
6
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Ancona


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2
nights
Paleokastritsa, Corfu

Paleokastritsa ©
Heartily dedicated to tourism, Corfu's popular resort town of Paleokastritsa lures vacationers with lavish hotels and beaches surrounded by a hilly countryside of olive groves and fragrant fruit orchards.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Spyridon First Beach and then make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, then explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, then explore the galleries of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kaiser's Throne.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paleokastritsa road trip planning website .

Ancona, Italy to Paleokastritsa is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ancona to Paleokastritsa. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ancona in August: high temperatures in Paleokastritsa hover around 39°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, St. Spyridon First Beach, Kaiser's Throne
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St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then take a stroll through Little Venice.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Paleokastritsa to Mykonos Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Paleokastritsa in August, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Kapari Beach, Paradise Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

2
nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, then ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Vlychada Beach, do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., and then enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Akrotiri trip builder tool .

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In August in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Elounda.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Megalochori, Vlychada Beach
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach

1
night
Elounda, Crete

Elounda ©
Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagias Keras Church, then kick back and relax at Ammoudara Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, and finally head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Elounda tour itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Akrotiri to Elounda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Elounda sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Elounda

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Agios Nikolaos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Lake Voulismeni ©
Lake Voulismeni
Panagias Keras Church ©
Panagias Keras Church

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Elounda to Heraklion takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Reptisland
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

2
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at History War Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Keri Caves, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Porto Limnionas Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach).

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tsilivi trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Heraklion to Tsilivi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Heraklion in August, expect nights in Tsilivi to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Porto Limnionas, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Keri Caves, History War Museum
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Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Porto Limnionas ©
Porto Limnionas

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nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens sightseeing planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Tsilivi to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and flight. Traveling from Tsilivi in August, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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