12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fira
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
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Paros
— 1 night
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Milos
— 2 nights
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Gavdos
— 1 night
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Heraklion
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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: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, and hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fira visit app.

Podgorica, Montenegro to Fira is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Podgorica to Fira is 1 hour. July in Fira sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town — 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, then visit Little Venice, and then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town travel route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry 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.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Parikia Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum Parou, then steep yourself in history at Lefkes, and finally steep yourself in history at Marathi Marble Quarries.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paros trip maker website.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Paros by ferry takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Paros are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Milos.
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Milos — 2 nights

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sarakiniko Beach and then kick back and relax at Kleftiko Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with Oneiro Milos.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Milos vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Paros to Milos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Milos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gavdos.
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Gavdos — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Gavdos Lighthouse and then kick back and relax at Tripiti Beach.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Milos to Gavdos. Traveling from Milos in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gavdos, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel 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.
On the 14th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Castello del Molo (Koules), get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally stop by Nerium Oleander. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion online visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Gavdos to Heraklion with the Route module. Traveling from Gavdos in July, Heraklion is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Greece travel guide

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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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Mykonos travel guide

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Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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Crete travel guide

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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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