12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive to Sarandë, Ferry to Corfu Town
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then 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 explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Heraklion is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Heraklion. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect Heraklion to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Fira, Santorini — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 3rd (Wed), delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fira online road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. May in Fira sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can 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 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then wander the streets of Little Venice. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and then relax and rejuvenate at Beautyworld Spa.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Side Trip

Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and examine the collection at The Jewish Museum of Greece.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Athens route site.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Athens are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Kalambaka.
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Kalambaka — 1 night

The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then make a trip to Meteora.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kalambaka trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Athens to Kalambaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in May, expect Kalambaka to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Corfu — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look for gifts at Mezzo Mezzo, admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corfu, and finally get a dose of the wild on Madalena Boat Trips. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of New Fortress and then expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Corfu Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Corfu Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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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