15 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Bus to Athens, Fly to Heraklion
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
6
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Athens — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Newark, USA to Athens is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In October, Athens is a bit warmer than Newark - with highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Delphi.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Delphi — 1 night

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Delphi, then explore the ancient world of Treasury of the Athenians, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

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You can drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in October, Delphi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Nafplio.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Nafplio — 2 nights

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 21st (Sat), delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Archea Korinthos. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, then take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nafplio trip site.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Nafplio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in October, Nafplio is a bit cooler at night with lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Crete — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stop by DA pottery workshop, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules). Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then engage your brain at Kotsanas Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Heraklion trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Nafplio to Heraklion takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Traveling from Nafplio in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Heraklion, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
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Fira, Santorini — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then stop by Little Venice, and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Thessaloniki.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Thessaloniki — 2 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and finally see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, then make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip planning app.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Mykonos Town in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Museums · Spas · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.
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