15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Kalambaka
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
2
Epidavros
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Faliraki, Rhodes
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
6
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
day
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then grab your bike and head to Meteora.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kalambaka online sightseeing planner .

New York City, USA to Kalambaka is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Kalambaka. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Epidavros.

Things to do in Kalambaka

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

1
night
Epidavros

Epidavros ©
One of the ancient world's famed places of healing, Epidavros today remains best known as the site of a remarkably well-preserved Hellenic theater, designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the long history of Epidaurus Theater. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Tolo Beach, explore the historical opulence of Palamidi Castle, and then take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Epidavros day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Epidavros takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, train, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kalambaka in July since evenings lows in Epidavros dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Epidavros

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Nafplio, Tolo Beach
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Epidaurus Theater ©
Epidaurus Theater
Palamidi Castle ©
Palamidi Castle
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

3
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, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, get great views at Mount Lycabettus, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Athens day trip website .

You can drive from Epidavros to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Epidavros in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Faliraki.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
nights
Faliraki, Rhodes

Faliraki ©
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
On the 6th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Faliraki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Agathi Beach, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindos Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Faliraki road trip site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Faliraki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Athens in July, you will find days in Faliraki are little chillier (86°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Faliraki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lindos, Agathi Beach
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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

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 8th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Faliraki to Heraklion in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Heraklion are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, Kazantzakis Museum, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fira (Oneiro Jewelry & Koukla Art) and Oia (Sunset in Oia & Amoudi Bay). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, get a tailor-made plan with Alex Private Boat Rental, kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and stop by Faros Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Akrotiri driving holiday planner .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In July in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Oia, KAMARA BEACH, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Alex Private Boat Rental
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Alex Private Boat Rental ©
Alex Private Boat Rental
KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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