14 days in Greece Itinerary

14 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Tsilivi (Planos)
— 2 nights
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Paros
— 1 night
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Fira
— 3 nights
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Heraklion
— 2 nights
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Athens — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, stop by Sandal Mania, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary builder tool.

Houston, USA to Athens is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in September; daily highs in Athens reach 84°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Tsilivi (Planos).
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Tsilivi (Planos) — 2 nights

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
On the 13th (Tue), get great views at Bochali View Point, then stop by Razi Aroma, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Relax Spa & Beauty. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Olive Tree, then kick back and relax at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), then learn about winemaking at Goumas Estate - Art & Wine Winery, and finally experience rural life at Therianos Family Farm.

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Getting from Athens to Tsilivi (Planos) by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Paros.
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Paros — 1 night

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum Parou, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, then steep yourself in history at Lefkes, and finally stroll through Parikia Town.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read our Paros road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Tsilivi (Planos) to Paros takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Paros, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, and kick back and relax at Kamari Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fira route maker.

Ride a ferry from Paros to Fira in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.
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Heraklion — 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules), and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, stop by Inspira, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Aegeo Spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion day trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki — 2 nights

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and finally see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki route planning tool.

You can fly from Heraklion to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Heraklion in September, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.
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Zakynthos travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Flower of the East
Located just off the west coast of mainland Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a reputation as both a party destination and a family-friendly getaway. Packed with foreign tourists along its eastern and southeastern coastline, the island also features numerous tranquil pockets in its central region of forested mountains and rolling hills. Avoid the overcrowded east by discovering the island's less-explored northern sections, which contain a series of deep caves that feature sun reflecting on seawater and white stones, creating a striking shade of azure particular to this part of the world. The northern capes of the island also offer the calmest waters, which lap a string of developed beaches with plenty of modern facilities.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.
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