14 days in Athens, Crete & Fira Itinerary

14 days in Athens, Crete & Fira Itinerary

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14 days in Athens, Crete & Fira Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chania Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hersonissos
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h
4
Fira
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Omaha

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Acropolis of Athens as well as Parthenon. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take a stroll through Plaka, then admire the landmark architecture of Parthenon, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Athens journey planning site .

Omaha, USA to Athens is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Omaha in August, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 92°F and lows about 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Skafidia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Parthenon ©
Parthenon

5
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Venetian Fortezza as well as Monastery of Arkadi. Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi), Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos) and Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Samaria Gorge National Park. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Falassarna Beach, stroll through Agia Marina Beach, and take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chania Town attractions planning app .

Fly from Athens to Chania Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chania Town, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Balos Lagoon, Falassarna Beach, Samaria Gorge National Park, Elafonissi Beach
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Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park
Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

3
nights
Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dikteon Cave, Spinalonga Beach and The Palace of Knossos. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos and then explore the fascinating underground world of Dikteon Cave. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Spinalonga Beach.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hersonissos trip planner .

You can drive from Chania Town to Hersonissos in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Dikteon Cave, The Palace of Knossos, Spinalonga Beach
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Dikteon Cave ©
Dikteon Cave
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nea Kameni, Perissa Black Sand Beach and Sunset in Oia. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay and enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by ferry from Hersonissos to Fira takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fira when traveling from Hersonissos in September, with lows around 70°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Nea Kameni, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Red Beach
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia

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