12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece journey planner
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sarandë, Drive to Kalambaka
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Athens
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete and then step into the grandiose world of Castello del Molo (Koules). Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion travel app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Heraklion is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in September, you will find days in Heraklion are much colder (32°C), and nights are little chillier (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

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: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, look for all kinds of wild species at Santorini Sailing, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Fira road trip planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 1 night

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 7th (Wed), examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, then wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.
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Neighborhoods · Museums

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.
On the 8th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace, then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and then admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu, and finally make a trip to Spianada Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Corfu Town trip planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kalambaka.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kalambaka road trip website.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Kalambaka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, Kalambaka is slightly colder than Corfu Town - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.
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Historic Sites

Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Kalambaka to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in September: high temperatures in Athens hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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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