14 days in Greece Itinerary

14 days in Greece Itinerary

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14 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + shuttle:  18​h
1
Rethymnon, Crete
— 1 day
taxi + ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Paros
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  13​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
day
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacred Monastery of Arkadi, steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, and then wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon online sightseeing planner .

Washington DC, USA to Rethymnon is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Rethymnon. In September in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Amoudi Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ekklisia Panagia Platsani and MATI Art Gallery. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thera, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, and trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fira road trip planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Rethymnon to Fira takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oia, Santo Winery, Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Ancient Thera
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera

2
nights
Naxos

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 (Thu): stroll through Plaka Beach, take a stroll through Old Town, and then contemplate the long history of Kastro. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, then kick back and relax at Maragas Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Portara.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Naxos tour planner .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Naxos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Kastro ©
Kastro
Portara ©
Portara

2
nights
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): kick back and relax at Chrisis Aktis Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, and then step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Piso Aliki Beach, then kick back and relax at Kalogeros Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Lefkes.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paros day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Naxos to Paros takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Paros are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani
Lefkes ©
Lefkes
Chrisis Aktis Beach ©
Chrisis Aktis Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then kick back and relax at Paraga Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ornos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Stefanos Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town travel route planning website .

Getting from Paros to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about an hour. In September in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paraga Beach, Ornos Beach, Paradise Beach, Agios Stefanos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Paraga Beach ©
Paraga Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

3
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Barbati Beach and Paleokastritsa Monastery. Get some historical perspective at Old Fortress Corfu and Corfu Museum of Asian Art. Step out of Corfu Town with an excursion to La Grotta Beach in Paleokastritsa--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Achilleion Museum, experience rural life at Theotoky Estate, take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, and contemplate the long history of Kassiopi.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town tour itinerary site .

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfu, Achilleion Museum, La Grotta Beach, Barbati Beach
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Monastery of Paleokastritsa ©
Monastery of Paleokastritsa
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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