15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nafplio
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
5
Hersonissos, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Indianapolis

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kids will enjoy Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Monastiraki, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip planning site .

Indianapolis, USA to Athens is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Indianapolis in May, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Nafplio.

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

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Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Bring the kids along to The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Acrocorinth. Venture out of the city with trips to Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae) and Astros Beach (in Paralio Astros). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and contemplate the long history of Bourtzi.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nafplio itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in June since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mycenae, Acrocorinth, Astros Beach, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Acrocorinth ©
Acrocorinth

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, then look for gifts at Antica Murrina, and then take a stroll through Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then kick back and relax at Kapari Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Nafplio to Mykonos Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Traveling from Nafplio in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Mykonos Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Almyra Beach, explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, and then learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri trip builder website .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Megalochori
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding

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Hersonissos, Crete

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
On the 9th (Thu), stroll through Fortress Spinalonga, explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hersonissos trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Hersonissos takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Hersonissos when traveling from Akrotiri in June, with lows around 64°F. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Lake Voulismeni, Fortress Spinalonga, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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