Greece, with its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture, offers an unparalleled travel experience. From the ancient marvels of Athens to the idyllic islands of Crete, Santorini, and Naxos, this 2-week itinerary promises an unforgettable journey through some of the country’s most captivating destinations.
Day 1-3: Athens – Where History Comes Alive
Your Greek adventure begins in the bustling capital city of Athens. After settling into your accommodation, dive into the historical heart of the city.
- Day 1: Wander through the charming Plaka neighborhood, where narrow streets and traditional architecture create an enchanting atmosphere.
- Day 2: Immerse yourself in ancient wonders. Explore the legendary Acropolis, home to the iconic Parthenon, and delve into the history at the Acropolis Museum. Discover the Ancient Agora and the beautifully preserved Temple of Hephaestus. Entrance fee is 25 euros / person.
Day 3-7: Crete – A Tapestry of Landscapes
Fly to Crete, Greece’s largest island, where diverse landscapes and cultural treasures await. In Crete you will need a car to move around. It is a big island with a lot to see. You will land in Heraklion, you should then drive to the city of Chania. On your way there, you should stop by this secret beach called Glaros beaches and to the Venetian Harbor
- Day 4: Arrive in Crete and soak in the island’s ambiance.
- Day 5-6: Rethymno: Explore the Venetian Harbor and the charming streets of the Old Town. Let the stunning beaches of Elafonissi and Balos steal your heart.
- Day 7: Chania: Wander through the alleys of the Town and visit Balos beach at the very end of the island.
Day 8-10: Santorini – A Paradise in Blue and White
Take the ferry (2,5 hours) to the enchanting island of Santorini, known for its breathtaking caldera views and iconic architecture.
- Day 8: Arrive in Santorini and take in the picturesque surroundings.
- Day 9-10: Explore the postcard-perfect villages of Oia and Fira, each with its blue-domed churches and narrow pathways. Experience a sunset cruise to witness the island’s stunning caldera. Sink your toes into the unique Red Beach and discover ancient ruins at Akrotiri.
Day 11-14: Naxos – Where Beauty Knows No Bounds
Ferry over to Naxos (3 hours), a hidden gem with pristine beaches and historical charm.
- Day 11: Arrive in Naxos and feel the island’s tranquility.
- Day 12-13: Discover Naxos Town’s (Chora) Venetian castle and explore its charming streets. Relax on the inviting shores of Agios Prokopios or Plaka Beach. Don’t miss the Temple of Apollo and the iconic Portara.
- Day 14: As your adventure comes to an end, savor your last moments on the island. Depending on your departure time, you might have the chance for some final exploration or shopping. If you are flying back from Athen, take the last Ferry (5 hours) from Naxos to Athen on your last day.
This 2-week journey through Athens, Crete, Santorini, and Naxos offers a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Customize the itinerary to fit your preferences, and always stay updated with travel advisories and guidelines. Greece is ready to welcome you with open arms, promising memories that will last a lifetime.
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