15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  16​h
1
Naxos Town
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h
2
Hersonissos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rethymnon
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Fira
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Skiathos
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
6
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Montreal

1
night
Naxos Town

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stop by Naxia Gi, then view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive, and then kick back and relax at Mikri Vigla Beach. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Portara, then take a stroll through Old Town, then kick back and relax at Plaka Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Naxos Town journey builder site .

Montreal, Canada to Naxos Town is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in July, expect Naxos Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chalkio, Plaka Beach, Agios Prokopios Beach, Mikri Vigla Beach
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Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stalis Beach, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hersonissos attractions site .

Traveling by ferry from Naxos Town to Hersonissos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In July in Hersonissos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Stalis Beach, The Palace of Knossos
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Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

2
nights
Rethymnon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi, and finally stop by Athos Workshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rethymnon travel route site .

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St. Nicholas Church, Reptisland, Athos Workshop, Lake Kournas
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Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Explore hidden gems such as Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Perivolos. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Santo Winery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fira route planner .

You can ride a ferry from Rethymnon to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Fira are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Skiathos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Imerovigli, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Perivolos, Santo Winery
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Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

3
nights
Skiathos

Skiathos ©
Boasting some of Greece's finest beaches, Skiathos swells with vacationers from colder European countries at the height of the tourist season.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lalaria Beach and Kastani Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Skiathos: Skopelos (Agios Ioannis Beach & Panormos Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Mandraki Beach, stroll the grounds of Skiathos Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Three Hierarchs, and kick back and relax at Troulos Beach.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Skiathos trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Fira to Skiathos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Skiathos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Skiathos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Skopelos
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Lalaria Beach ©
Lalaria Beach
Mandraki Beach ©
Mandraki Beach
Kastani Beach ©
Kastani Beach

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Corinth Canal and Food Tours. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Loutraki to see Limni Vouliagmeni about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and take a stroll through Plaka.

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Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Skiathos to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Skiathos in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Athens, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Corinth Canal, Limni Vouliagmeni
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal

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