12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
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Ios
— 1 night
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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu — 1 night

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 28th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Madalena Boat Trips. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shop, see the interesting displays at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, and finally explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Corfu Town trip itinerary planning site.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Corfu Town is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gothenburg to Corfu Town due to the time zone difference. In June, Corfu Town is a bit warmer than Gothenburg - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Crete — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Heraklion takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 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, do sightseeing your way with Santorini Sailing, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fira journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. June in Fira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Ios.
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Ios — 1 night

Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Tris Klissies and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manganari Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Ios online route builder.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Ios takes 1.5 hours. In July in Ios, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town, Naxos — 1 night

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Blue Fin Divers Naxos Greece, take in the exciting artwork at Fish & Olive, then take a stroll through Kastro, and finally explore the ancient world of The Temple of Apollo – Portara.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Naxos Town day trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Ios to Naxos Town takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Rarity Gallery, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then visit Little Venice. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and then wander the streets of Plaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Athens route planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Mykonos Town in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Athens, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly 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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