15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Manila, Luzon
Fly:  29​h
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 15​min
Manila, Luzon

2
days
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 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: explore the world behind art at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, meet the residents at Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, and then meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion travel itinerary creator.

Manila, Philippines to Heraklion is an approximately 29-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Heraklion is minus 6 hours. While traveling from Manila, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

3
days
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Akrotiri side-trips: Oia (Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, Eponymo, & more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at KAMARA BEACH, stroll through Red Beach, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri vacation builder.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Kamari, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH

3
days
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
When in Mykonos Town, make a side trip to see Delos in Delos, approximately 1:15 hours away.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip builder.

Getting from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town by combination of taxi and flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. In May in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

5
days
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, sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the landmark architecture of Parthenon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mykonos Town in May: highs in Athens hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka District ©
Plaka District

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