2 Weeks in Greece: The Perfect 14-15 Days Itinerary
You’re planning to spend 2 weeks in Greece? You’re looking for the best itinerary?
Then look no further!
In order to help you plan your stay, I have prepared for you this 14, 15 or 16 days itinerary in Greece.
During your trip, you will visit Athens, the Peloponnese, Delphi, the Meteora as well as 2 islands of the Cyclades archipelago. This includes the world famous Santorini island as well as another one such as Amorgos, Naxos or Paros.
In addition to the must-see attractions for each stage of the itinerary, I will also give you all my best tips and accommodation suggestions depending on your budget.
So, how to spend two weeks in Greece?
Let’s find out!
- 2 Weeks in Greece: The Perfect 14-15 Days Itinerary
- 1) Athens (2 days)
- 2) Mycenae / Epidaurus / Nafplio (1 day)
- 3) Palamidi Fortress / Monemvasia (1 day)
- 4) Mystras / Olympia (1 day)
- 5) Delphi (1 day)
- 6) The Meteora (1 day)
- 7) Thessaloniki (1 day)
- 8) Santorini (3 days)
- 9) Visit another island in the Cyclades (3 days)
- 10) Going back to Athens or Santorini (1 day)
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1) Athens (2 days)
To visit Greece in 14-15 days, you should land in Athens.
It’s easy to get around Greece’s capital city on foot, but you will need a car for the rest of this 2 weeks in Greece itinerary.
You have 2 options:
- You can rent your car on your first day, so you won’t have to go back to the airport to pick it up.
- You can also rent it on the 3rd day, to save 2 days on your rental.
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From the airport, go to your hotel in Athens. You can use your car (if you already have rent one), or choose one of the 4 other options to go to the city centre:
- By taxi: 40€
- By bus: the line X95 goes directly to Syntagma Square, Athens’ main square.
- By metro: the line 3 (the blue one) is the fastest option!
- Using your hotel airport shuttle service.
During your first day in Athens you will visit (in order):
- The Acropolis Museum to learn more about the archaeological site and enjoy the view on the Parthenon from its panoramic terrace
- The Athens Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site: it’s Greece’s must-see tourist attraction!
- Plaka district, a picturesque neighborhood with many souvenir shops.
- The Ancient Agora and its museum.
- Monastiraki district, Athens’ “souk”, where you will find everything you need.
- Philopappos hill at sunset.
- And if you like to party, Gazi district is the place to be!
Spend the night in Athens.
The next morning, to continue this 14-15-16 days itinerary in Greece, you can finish your tour of Athens.
The best places to see during this day are (in order):
- The Panathenaic Stadium, where major sporting events were held. It was refurbished to host the 1st Modern Olympic Games in 1896.
- The Arch of Hadrian
- The Temple of Olympian Zeus
- Zappeion Park and the National Garden
- Syntagma Square, to see the changing of the Presidential Guard, every hour.
- Ermou street, for shopping addicts!
- Athens National Archaeological Museum
- Mount Lycabettus, to admire the sunset over the Acropolis
Spend one last night in Athens.
You can find much more detailed information about Athens in my article: The 20 best things to do in Athens.
Where to stay in Athens
- Bedbox Hostel: A Youth Hostel located 300m from Monastiraki Square, and 700m from the Acropolis. Dormitory room starting from 18€ per night. Strong points: the location, the really kind staff and the cleanliness!
- Evripides Hotel: Located 400m from Ermou Street and 500m from Monastiraki. The rooms are simple but comfortable, starting from 70€ per night, with breakfast included. What I loved: the breathtaking view of the Acropolis from the rooftop, the location (perfect to visit Athens on foot) and the friendly and helpful staff! A great choice in Athens for its exceptional value for money!
- Amalia Hotel: Located on Syntagma Square, just in front of the National Gardens. The double rooms are modern and spacious. Some of them even have a balcony with a nice view of the gardens. The price starts at 155€ per night with breakfast included. Strong points: The comfort, the generous breakfast, and the location in the centre of Athens.
- Wyndham Grand Athens: 5-star Hotel located 1km from Ermou Street and 1.5km from the Acropolis. You’ll love the elegant and design double rooms here, starting from 200€ per night. Breakfast will cost you 16€. Strong points: the outdoor pool on the roof, the view of the Acropolis, the spa center, and the location right next to a metro station!
- Electra Metropolis: This 5-star hotel is located only 200m from Syntagma Square and 600m from the Acropolis. The price for a spacious and comfortable double room starts at 270€ per night, breakfast included. What I loved: the ideal location, the view of The Acropolis from the rooftop, the amazing restaurant, the pool. The best choice for a luxury stay in Athens
2) Mycenae / Epidaurus / Nafplio (1 day)
It’s impossible to spend two weeks in Greece without visiting a part of Peloponnese. During the 3 next days, you will discover some of the best places to see in Peloponnese peninsula!
The 3 places you have to see during this 1st day are:
- Corinth Canal, located 1 hour drive from Athens. It was carved into stone to avoid the boats a 400km detour. Really impressive due to its narrowness! Don’t miss the souvenir photo.
- Mycenae, located 40 minutes from the canal. The former home of Agamemnon is one of the most ancient site in Greece. As the site is mostly in ruins, if you don’t like old stones, just go to the next place.
- Epidaurus: located a 45-minute drive from Mycenae, Epidaurus is one of Peloponnese’s major ancient site. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for its theatre with an exceptional acoustic.
For the last stop of your day, go to Nafplio, located 30 minutes away from Epidaurus. There, you can enjoy a walk in the old town, drive to the fortress of Acronafplia to admire the view of the city, and end your day at Arvanitia Beach!
Spend a night in Nafplio.
You will find more informations about Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio in my article: The 15 best things to do in Peloponnese.
Where to stay in Nafplio
- Agamemnon Hotel: Located in Nafplio’s old town, just in front of the Bourtzi Castle. The double rooms, with a balcony and sea view for some of them, are starting from 55€, with breakfast included. Strong points: the location, the view, the kind staff.
- Amymone and Adiandi Hotel: Located 5 minutes away from the beach, in the old town. You will love the elegant double rooms, starting from 75€ including breakfast. What I loved: the delicious breakfast, the location on a pedestrian alley, the rooms’ original and nice design. It offers the best value for money in Nafplio!
- Amalia Nafplio Hotel: Located about 2km away from the city centre. The luxurious and comfortable double rooms are starting from 110€ per night, with breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the free private parking, the quietness, the varied breakfast.
- Nafplia Palace Hotel & Villas: This 5-star hotel is only 5 minutes away from the beach and 15 minutes away from the city centre. The rooms are large and modern, with balconies and the offer a great views of the sea and the castle. Price starts from 260€ per night. If you want an even more luxurious stay, you can sleep in a villa with its private pool, starting from 570€ per night. It’s my favorite hotel in Nafplio, perfect for a luxury stay!
3) Palamidi Fortress / Monemvasia (1 day)
Let’s continue this 2 weeks itinerary in Greece with another day in Peloponnese.
In the morning, end your stay in Nafplio with a visit to the Palamidi Fortress. This huge castle offers splendid viewpoints over Nafplio and the sea. Plan 2 hours to explore the site.
Then, it will be time to go to Monemvasia.
This village is located a 3-hour drive from Nafplio. Monemvasia was built on a large rocky island, protected by a cliff, and can’t be seen from the mainland. Surrounded by an heavy fortification wall, it has been used as a stronghold during many wars.
When walking in Monemvasia’s paved alleys, you will enjoy many shops and restaurants. On the main square, you will also find a church and a cathedral. From there, you can also go to the fortress, at the top of the cliff. The view is breathtaking!
At the end of the day, take your car and go to Mystras (1:30 drive). It will be more convenient for your next day’s program!
Where to stay in Mystras
- Byzantion Hotel: Located just across Mystras’ main square. The simple but comfortable rooms offer a view on the Archaeological site. Price starts from 55€, breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the view, the private parking lot.
- Mazaraki Guesthouse: Located close to Mystras’ Archaeological Site and surrounded by nature, this place offers large and warm suites with balcony, starting from 115€ including breakfast. What I loved: the pool, the environment, the decoration, and the breakfast served in your room.
- Arxontiko Taygeti: This Guesthouse is located only 5km away from Mystras’ city centre. The duplex suites, with a kitchen, a living room and a balcony with a beautiful mountain view are starting from 160€, with breakfast included. Strong points: the calm, the kind staff, the environment. You will also find everything you need for breakfast in your fridge!
- Mystras Grand Palace Resort: This 5-star hotel is located only a 5-minute drive from Mystras. This brand new hotel offers rooms with stone walls, exposed beams and terrace, starting from 180€ per night including breakfast. What I loved: the pool, the hot tub, the sauna, the comfortable rooms, the calm. It’s the best choice for a luxury stay in Mystras.
4) Mystras / Olympia (1 day)
Let’s continue your 14-15 days trip to Greece with the visit of the Ancient Site of Mystras.
In Mystras, you will visit the upper town and the lower town. There are parking lots at the 2 entrances. You can start your visit with the upper city, explore it, then take back your car to go to the lower city. Don’t forget to keep your entrance ticket!
Mystras was the former capital of the Byzantine Empire, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your visit, you will be amazed by the many monuments: churches, monasteries, covent and even a fortress.
This very well restored site is one of the best places to see in Peloponnese during this 2-weeks road trip in Greece. It’s quite large, so you will need at least 3 hours to visit it!
After that, get back in your car and drive for 2 hours to another mythical place: Olympia.
If you visit Mystras early in the morning, you can be in Olympia around 3 or 4 p.m, so you will have time to visit the museum as well as the archaeological site (in this order).
In the museum, you will find many objects and statues found in Olympia. Visiting the museum will also help you to picture what the site looked like.
Right next to the museum, you will find the archaeological site. Between 776 B.C and 393 A.D, the Olympic Games were hosted here. You’ll see the remains of the Gymnasium, temples and sports installations.
If you still have some time at the end of the day, you can visit the Historical Museum of the Olympic Games, to know everything about the history and organisation of the Games. The entrance is included in your 12€ ticket for Olympia’s archaeological site and museum.
Spend the night in Olympia.
If you need more information about Mystras and Olympia, you can read my article: The 15 best things to do in Peloponnese.
Where to stay in Olympia
- Leonidaion Guesthouse: Located only 10-minute walk from the Archaeological site of Olympia. The large and comfortable double rooms are starting from 55€ per night, including breakfast. What I loved: the free private parking lot, the location close to the site, the quietness. It’s the best value for money in Olympia!
- Amalia Hotel Olympia: Located at the city’s entrance. The large and bright rooms, with balcony or terrace are starting from 80€, with breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the very tasty breakfast, the kind staff, the free fruit basket and water in your room.
- Arty Grand Hotel: Located on a hill overlooking the city, this 5-star hotel offers modern double rooms, with a small living room and a balcony, starting from 95€ per night including breakfast. Strong points: the huge outdoor pool, the indoor pool, the environment. It’s the best hotel for a luxury stay in Olympia!
5) Delphi (1 day)
Your 2 weeks itinerary in Greece will now take you to Delphi.
Delphi is located 3h15 away from Olympia, but don’t worry: during your journey, you will enjoy amazing landscapes and time will just fly by!
When you are in Delphi, start your visit with the archaeological site, located outside the city. Here, the Pythia (the oracle of Delphi) transmitted Appolo’s directives from the gods to humans. Over the centuries, these prophecies strongly affected Greek History!
The Ancient Greeks believed that Delphi was the center of the world.
During your tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will discover the Temple of Apollo, the theatre and the stadium.
The 12€ entrance ticket also includes the museum, located right next to the site.
Where to stay in Delphi
- Fedriades Delphi Hotel: Located a 10-minute walk from the ancient site of Delphi. The modern double rooms with balcony are starting from 55€, and you have to add 8€ for breakfast. Strong points: the panoramic view, the high quality beds, the kind staff.
- Kastalia Boutique Hotel: Located only 5 minutes from Delphi. You’ll enjoy large and modern double rooms, starting from 62€ including breakfast. What I loved: the terrace, where you can have your breakfast, the warm welcome, the location. It’s the best value for money in Delphi!
- Nidimos Hotel: Located only 1km from the archaeological site. The bright and comfortable double rooms with balcony are starting from 65€ per night, with a 10€ breakfast. Strong points: the various and copious breakfast, the free parking lot, the beautiful view.
- Amalia Hotel Delphi: Located 800 meters from the archaeological site. Modern and bright double room offering a nice view up to the sea starting at 90€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the large swimming pool, the view. The most high-end hotel in Delphi!
6) The Meteora (1 day)
During this 2 weeks tour in Greece, you will have the time to go to the Meteora. Located in central Greece, the Meteora are quite far from Athens and Thessaloniki, but it’s clearly worth a visit: it was literally my biggest crush during my trip!
Leave Delphi early in the morning and drive for 3 hours to reach the Meteora. You can have your lunch break in the city of Kalambaka, and ask for your map of Meteora Monasteries at the Tourist Office.
Then you can go and explore the Meteora, those impressive Monasteries built on top of large rocks. Simply follow the road to see the 6 monasteries. You can visit their interior for 3€ each. The most impressive is for sure the Monastery of Great Meteoron, sitting on a 610-meter high rock!
The scenery is simply extraordinary.
Spend the night in the Meteora.
Where to stay in Meteora
- Pyrgos Adrachti: Located in the village of Kastraki, only a 5-minute drive from the monasteries. The double rooms, with a beautiful view of the Meteora are starting from 60€, with a 7.50€ breakfast. Strong points: the magnificent view, the quietness, the amazing big breakfast.
- Meteora Hotel at Kastraki: Located in Kastraki. The modern and bright double rooms are starting from 80€ per night, with breakfast included. What I loved: the pool, the location in the countryside, the spectacular view. It’s the best value for money in Meteora!
- Hotel Meteoritis: Also located in Kastraki. You will love the spacious and comfortable double rooms, with a balcony and a view of the Meteora, starting from 125€ including breakfast. Strong points: the kind staff, the location, the private parking, the varied breakfast.
7) Thessaloniki (1 day)
The next stage of your 14 days itinerary in Greece takes you to Thessaloniki.
It won’t be the most interesting part of your 2 weeks holiday in Greece, but you will take your flight to Santorini from Thessaloniki.
From the Meteora, you will have to drive for around 2h40 to reach Thessaloniki. Depending on your flight’s departure time, how about quickly visiting Greece’s 2nd largest city?
You will find a detailed itinerary to discover the city in my article: The 12 best things to do in Thessaloniki.
Then, go to the airport, drop off your rental car and fly to Santorini!
8) Santorini (3 days)
The next stage of your 2 weeks trip to Greece takes you out of Central Greece. It’s time to visit the Cyclades, starting with its most famous island: Santorini!
Once you’ve landed in Santorini, get your rental car and go to your hotel.
Here are is the perfect itinerary to spend 3 days in Santorini:
On your 1st day, you will discover Fira and Oia, Santorini’s most famous villages.
You can do the hike linking Fira to Oia, it will take around 2 hours, with a magnificent view over the caldera.
In Oia, take your time to enjoy the spectacular sunset!
For your 2nd day, opt for one of Santorini’s best tourist attraction, a 1-day boat trip! This cruise will take you to the still active volcano of Nea Kameni, and you will also be able to swim in the hot springs.
Don’t forget to book it in advance by clicking on the button below:
If you prefer a luxury and romantic cruise on a catamaran, you can book it right there:
For your last day in Santorini, explore the island with a road trip:
- Discover the other villages: Pyrgos, Megalochori and Emporio.
- Visit the ancient site of Akrotiri (often compared to Pompeii in Italy) and the Ancient Thera.
- Wine enthusiast can also book a wine tour of Santorini’s best vineyards, with more 12 wines tasting included. Book the best wine tour here!
- End your day at the beach. The Red Beach and the Black Beach are the most famous and the Monolithos beach is perfect if you’re with children!
Spend one last night in Santorini.
For the details, don’t forget to read my definitive guide about Santorini: How to visit Santorini in 3 days.
Where to stay in Santorini
You must know that staying in Santorini, especially in the villages of the caldera like Oia and Fira, is quite expensive.
If you want a less expensive accommodation, it’s better to choose a hotel outside these 2 cities.
And of course, even more in Santorini than in any other place, book your hotels as early as possible!
To help you choose, I have made a selection of the best hotels in Santorini, depending on where you want to stay and your budget.
Best hotels in Oia
- Aethrio Hotel: Located in Oia, only a few steps away from the main square. You can rent double rooms, studio flats or apartments with balcony for most of them. The price starts from 160€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the swimming pool, the large rooms, the rooftop to admire the sunset. It’s one of the cheapest places in Oia, and it offers a great value for money!
- Caldera Premium Villas: Located in the centre of Oia. You will love the troglodyte suites with a breathtaking view of the sea and the caldera, starting from 290€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the design of the rooms, and the location.
- Theodora Suites Apartment: Located in the heart of the city. Studio flats with small kitchen, fridge, private terrace and hot tub, starting from 350€, breakfast included. What I loved: the hot tubs, the breathtaking view, the kind staff.
- Andronis Boutique Hotel: 5-star hotel located in Oia. You’ll enjoy large suites with a view of the caldera, private balcony and private hot tub or pool, starting from 800€ with breakfast included. Strong points: the idyllic scenery and the calm. It’s my recommendation for a one-week romantic stay in Greece!
- Katikies Hotel – The Leading Hotels of the World: This luxurious hotel offers rooms and suites with a great view, bathtub and spa. The price starts from 1000€ with breakfast included. What I loved: the pools, the spas, the splendid views and the food! It’s my recommendation for a luxury stay in Santorini!
Best hotels in Fira
- Galatia Villas: Located 10 minutes away from Fira’s city centre. The double rooms are quite basic but nice, and the price starts from only 80€ per night. Strong points: the hot tub on the roof, the kind staff, the great value for money for Santorini.
- Lilium Santorini Villa: Located on the edge of the caldera. These elegant and modern double rooms with sea view are available starting from 315€, breakfast included. What I loved: the pool, the exceptionnal location, the warm and welcoming staff.
- Cosmopolitan Suites – Small Luxury Hotels of the World: Located in the heart of Fira. You will enjoy lovely rooms with private balcony, decorated in the purest Cycladian style, starting from 550€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the infinity pool over the cliff, and the luxury hotel services. This is the perfect place to stay with your lover in Santorini!
- Aria Suites: Located in Fira, this high standard hotel offers only 6 suites and luxury villas, fully equipped (you even get a laptop), starting from 700€ per night. What I loved: the magnificent place, the pool and the staff availability. This is a great choice for a luxurious and romantic stay in Fira!
Other best places to stay in Santorini Island (Cheaper)
- Memories Beach Hotel: Located just accross Monolithos beach. These comfortable modern rooms starts from 65€ per night, with breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the calm and the adorable staff.
- Rose Suites: Located in Vourvoulos, only 4 kilometers away from Fira. Those studio flats and apartments are well equiped and decorated, with a small kitchen and a private terrace. The prices are starting from 75€ per night. What I loved: the pool, the calm, the decoration. The fridge is also full with everything you need for breakfast. This is the best choice in Santorini for its exceptional value for money!
- Hippocampus Hotel: Located in Kamari, only 50 meters away from the beach. The rooms, with a view on the swimming pool or the garden, are starting from 85€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the ideal location close to the beach, and the really kind staff.
- Meltemi Village Hotel: Located in Perissa, only 5 minutes away from the Black beach. The rooms and suites with hot tubs are starting from 100€ per night, with the breakfast included. What I loved: the pools, the spa, and the great breakfast. A great choice for a stay on Santorini’s shore!
9) Visit another island in the Cyclades (3 days)
During your 14-15 days trip to Greece, you will have time to visit another island in the Cyclades, in addition to Santorini.
You will have several options: here are the 3 other islands in the Cyclades you can easily access by boat from Santorini:
Depending on how you want to spend your 3 days, choose the island that suits you best:
- Amorgos for hiking and beach lovers (the wildest island)
- Naxos, if you prefer to relax at the beach (more private beaches)
- Paros, if you like hiking, going to the beach and visit picturesque mountain villages.
To organize your ferry trip, check the schedules and book your tickets, you need to use Ferries In Greece website. Simply click the button below to check the schedules.
Also, don’t forget to book a rental car to explore the selected island.
Option 1: Amorgos (3 days)
The ferry will take 1h to get you to Amorgos from Santorini.
For your 1st day in Amorgos, you can take your car to explore the island:
- Walk in Katapola, the main harbour.
- Discover Hora, the island’s capital, and its old windmills.
- Have a lunch break in one of Hora’s typical taverns.
- Visit the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa.
- Do a photo stop at Agia Ana cove, located close to the Monastery.
- Take the Southern road and go swim in Kalotaritissa beach. You can also see the wrecked ship of the movie “The Big Blue”!
As I said earlier, Amorgos is the ideal place for hiking lovers. During your 2 other days on the island, you can go walk all day and explore its most remote places! You will find a list of Amorgos’ walking trails on the official website.
During your strolls, you will also discover many beaches to rest a bit.
After these 3 days in Amorgos, your 2-weeks road trip in Greece will already be over! You can now read the 10th chapter of this guide “Going back to Athens or Santorini” for the last practical details.
You can also read my article about Amorgos for more detailed information about the best places to visit: The 8 best things to do in Amorgos.
Where to stay in Amorgos
When you visit Amorgos, you can stay in one of the 2 main cities: Katapola and Aegiali. Choose between the 2 according to your port of departure!
Here is a selection of the best places to stay in Amorgos:
Best hotels in Katapola
- Amorgion Hotel: Located 1km from the port of Katapola, and at only 8-minute walk from the beach. The double rooms with private balcony, and a view of the Aegean Sea for some of them, are starting from 50€ per night, with an 8€ breakfast. Strong points: the pool, the private free parking, the warm welcome. It’s the only hotel with a swimming pool in Katapola!
- Barbara Pension: Located 5 minutes away from the beach, right next to the port of Katapola. The studio flats are equipped with a sink, a fridge and also have a balcony. The prices are starting from 55€per night. Strong points: the cleanliness, the quietness, the very kind owner!
- Diasino Studios: Located close to the port. The studio flats and apartments are modern, with terrace or balcony. The prices are starting from 60€ with a 5€ breakfast. What I loved: the calm, the location close to all the restaurants. It’s the best value for money in Katapola!
- Landeris Hotel: Located 3 minutes away from the beach, and close to the port. The rooms, studio flats and apartments are decorated in a rustic style, with wooden furniture. The prices are starting from 60€ per night with breakfast included. Strong points: the kindness of the owners, the delicious breakfast, the great advice!
- Minoa Hotel: Located 100m from the beach, close to the port. The bright and large double rooms, with balcony are starting from 80€ per night including breakfast. Strong points: the kind staff, the great breakfast.
Best hotels in Aegiali
- Pelagos: Located only 3 minutes from the beach and 100m from the port of Aegiali. The double rooms with balcony and sea view are starting from 35€ per night, with a 5€ breakfast. Strong points: the view, the welcome directly at your boat, the copious breakfast.
- Aelia Studios: Located on the sea side. The modern and cosy studio flats, equipped with a small kitchen with an oven and hotplates are starting from 60€ per night. What I loved: the design and the charm of the apartments, the location. It’s the best value for money in Aegiali!
- Vigla Hotel: Located 10 minutes away from the beach, in Tholaria, above Aegiali. The modern and bright large rooms are starting from 110€per night, with breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the copious breakfast, the comfort, the quietness, the great restaurant. If you are looking for a nice hotel with a swimming pool in Amorgos, you should definitely try the Vigla!
- Aegialis Hotel & Spa: Located above Aegiali, this 5-star hotel (the only one in Amorgos) offers comfortable rooms with balcony starting from 140€ per night. Strong points: the big pool, the magnificient view of Aegiali and the sea, the spa, the quietness. It’s simply the best hotel in Amorgos!
Option 2: Naxos (3 days)
Another option for your 2-weeks trip to Greece is to visit Naxos after your stay in Santorini. The Santorini to Naxos ferry takes around 1h30.
On your 1st day on the island, visit Hora, the capital. There, you can admire the Portara and Kastro district. End your day on one of the beaches of the West Coast to relax and swim a bit.
The next day, take your car to discover the 3 most famous mountain villages of Naxos: Halki, Filoti and Apiranthos.
From Filoti, there is a walking trail that goes to the top of Mount Zeus, the highest point of Naxos (and even the highest of all the Cyclades archipelago!). The trail starts at “the Aria Spring” and you will need to walk for 1h30 to reach the top.
Then, take your car to go to Moutsouna and enjoy the East coast beaches for the rest of your day.
On your 3rd and last day in Naxos, you can have a boat trip, it includes visits and swimming! Snorkeling equipment is also included in the price.
After this last amazing day, your 14-15-16 days trip to Greece is now over! You can now read the 10th chapter of this guide “Going back to Athens or Santorini” for the last practical details.
If you want to know more about Naxos, you should read my detailed artcicle: Visit Naxos: the definitive guide.
Where to stay in Naxos
If you wish to visit Naxos, the best is to stay in Hora (the capital city) or its surroundings.
- Anatoli Hotel: Located a 10-minute walk from Naxos centre and the beach. The modern rooms with balcony and a view of the pool or the garden are starting from 45€ with breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the sauna, the hot tub, and the free transfer from the port and the airport.
- The Saint Vlassis: Located only 700m from the city centre and 500m from the Agios Georgios beach. This hotel offers comfortable and large double rooms, with an outdoor hot tub for some of them! The prices are starting from 60€ per night including breakfast. Strong points: the warm welcome, the good breakfast, the free parking. It’s simply the best value for money in Naxos!
- Xenia Hotel: Located in the centre of Naxos. The modern and well equipped double rooms are starting from 70€ with an 8€ breakfast. Strong points: the location in the city centre (really convenient to take the ferry), the kind staff, the comfortable beds.
- Hotel Grotta: Located only 700m from the Portara and 15 minutes from the beach. Those nice and bright double rooms with balcony are starting from 90€ with breakfast included. A great place for a romantic gateway in Naxos!
- Nissaki Beach Hotel: Located on Agios Georgios beach, the closest to Naxos. The double rooms are very well decorated, and with a balcony. The prices are starting from 220€ per night, with breakfast included. What I loved: The pool, the location next to the beach, the amazing breakfast, the staff. It’s the best hotel for a luxury stay in Naxos!
Option 3: Paros (3 days)
The last option for this 2 weeks itinerary in Greece is to visit the island of Paros. It will take you between 2 and 3 hours to go from Santorini to Paros, depending on the ferry company.
For your 1st day, visit the Nothern part of the island:
- Discover Parikia, the capital city, and its old town. Don’t miss Panagia Ekatontapyliani byzantine church.
- Drive to Paros park, in the north of the island. There, you can walk for about 2 hours on the 3 marked trails.
- After your short hike, you can go to the beach nearby and relax!
- Then, visit Naoussa, the luxury seaside resort of Paros, with its trendy bars and shops.
- End your day at the beach. I recommend you Siparos Beach, Stefano Beach, Lageri Beach, Santa Maria Beach or Kolymbithres.
The next day, take your car to explore the Southern part of the island this time:
- Visit 3 typical and picturesque villages: Lefkes, Prodromos and Marpissa.
- Take your lunch break at the Port of Piso Livadi with fresh grilled fish.
- Spend your afternoon at the Golden Beach, the Logaras Beach or Faragas Beach.
And for your last day in Paros, how about a boat trip around the island and Antiparos?
You will have the choice between a half-day and a full-day trip with some time to swim. It costs between 40 and 100€ per person, depending on the excursion you choose!
After this great boat trip, it will unfortunately already be the end of your trip to Greece.
To plan your 3 days stay in Paros, you should read my detailed travel guide about the island: The 10 best things to do in Paros.
Where to stay in Paros
In Paros, you will find most of the accommodations around Parikia (that’s convenient, because its where the ferries arrive), or in Naoussa, the island’s main seaside resort.
You will find here a selection of the best places to stay in Parikia and Naoussa.
Best hotels in Parikia
- Margarita: Located only 300m from the church of Parikia, and 400m from the beach. The double rooms with balcony are starting from 37€ per night. Strong points: the kindness and the advice of the owners, the warm welcome.
- Nostos Studios: Located only a minute walk from the beach and 1km from the port. The studios for 2 to 4 people, with a beautiful sea view, are starting from 70€ per night. Strong points: the terrace to admire the sunset, the warm welcome.
- Sunset View Hotel: Located only 10 minutes away from the port. The confortable rooms with balcony are starting from 80€ including breakfast. What I loved: the pool, the free shuttle from the port, the private parking. It’s the best value for money in Paros!
- Akrotiri Hotel: Located 2km from the port of Parikia. The clean and comfortable double rooms with sea view are starting from 100€ per night, with breakfast included. Strong points: the pool, the view, the great breakfast, the kind staff.
Best hotels in Naoussa
- Surfing Beach Village Paros: Located directly on Santa Maria’s beach, a 5-minute drive from Naoussa. The nice bungalows, decorated in Cycladian style are starting from 30€ per night including breakfast. Strong points: the pool, the free transfer to the port, the location, the free deckchairs on the beach.
- Hotel Senia: Located 200m away from the centre of Naoussa, on the seaside. The rooms and suites with private balconies and amazing view are starting from 105€, with breakfast included. What I loved: the 2 pools, the free parking, the great breakfast. It’s the best value for money in Naoussa!
- Paliomylos Spa Hotel: Located 800m away from Naoussa. The bright and large double rooms are starting from 110€ per night, including breakfast. Strong points: the pool, the spa with massages, the decoration, the complete and varied breakfast.
- Villa Bellonia: Located 12 minutes away from the beach and 1km from Naoussa. The lovely rooms with balcony or private terrace are starting from 120€ per night, with breakfast included. What I loved: The pool, the comfort, the amazing breakfast. It’s the best choice for a romantic gateway in Paros!
- Saint Andrea Resort Hotel: Located 1.5km away from Naoussa, this hotel offers luxurious accomodation with private terrace and view of the garden and the sea, starting from 200€ per night. Strong points: the location in front of the sea, the kind staff, the big pool. It’s my recommendation for a luxury stay in Paros!
10) Going back to Athens or Santorini (1 day)
You will have several choices to organize your return from Amorgos, Naxos or Paros.
- Take a ferry back to Santorini, then fly home directly. Depending on your flight’s departure time, you might have to leave the day before!
- Take a ferry to Athens, then go to the airport. You might also have to leave the Cyclades at the end of the day before, to be sure you won’t miss your flight.
- From Naxos and Paros, you can fly to Athens (only 40 minutes!) then take another flight to go back home.
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Now you know how to spend 2 weeks in Greece! If you have any questions about planning your 14, 15 or 16 days itinerary in Greece, don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments section.
Greece travel guides
- Buy the Lonely Planet Greece guide on Amazon.com or on Amazon.co.uk
- Buy the DK Eyewitness Greece guide on Amazon.com or on Amazon.co.uk
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- Santorini: The definitive guide
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