12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Naxos Town
— 1 night
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Fira
— 3 nights
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Athens
— 3 nights
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Athens — 1 night

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 8th (Wed), stop by Monastiraki.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip website.

Brussels, Belgium to Athens is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Athens. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in July; daily highs in Athens reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Elia Beach and Kapari Beach. Popular historic sites such as Church of Saint George and Armenistis Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town itinerary maker app.

You can ride a ferry from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town — 1 night

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Naxos Town trip itinerary builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Naxos Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Fira.
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Fira — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Explore hidden gems such as Venetsanos Winery and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ancient Thera and The Castle of St Nicholas. Venture out of the city with trips to La Ponta (in Akrotiri) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Oia). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Pyrgos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Naxos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Athens — 3 nights

On the 17th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, stop by Anafiotika, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, then explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Philopappos Hill, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and finally take a stroll through Plaka.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens travel route planner.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling 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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Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
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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Naxos travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and advantageous winds, the island offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and other watersports. Most of the island's western coastline boasts one sandy beach splashed by blue waters rich in marine life--a big draw for amateur scuba divers. The mountainous interior provides a look at the quieter side of the island, featuring a patchwork of lush valleys, quaint villages, and ancient sites. For a change of pace and a bit of modern dining and shopping, visit Hora, the island's biggest city.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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