15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece Trip Planner

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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
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Athens
— 4 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at CRETAquarium, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Heraklion trip maker tool.

Manila, Philippines to Heraklion is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manila to Heraklion due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Manila in May: highs in Heraklion hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Akrotiri, Santorini

— 2 nights

Greek Pompeii

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.
Explore Akrotiri's surroundings by going to Ancient Thera (in Kamari) and Oia (Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, Eponymo, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Akrotiri trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2.5 hours. In May in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 4 nights

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and kick back and relax at Panormos Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town day trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

Athens

— 4 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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and wander the streets of Plaka.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In May in Athens, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.