12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos
— 3 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
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Athens — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Let the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Benaki Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: stop by Plaka, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens online trip builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Athens. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect Athens to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Tsilivi (Planos).
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos — 3 nights

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips. Step out of the city life by going to Xigia Beach and Gerakas Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Vasilikos Beach (in Vasilikos) and Makris Gialos Beach (in Makris Gialos). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Aristeon Ecological Olive Press and try your luck at Lucky Luke Horse Riding.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tsilivi (Planos) trip planning app.

You can fly from Athens to Tsilivi (Planos) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Tsilivi (Planos), with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough 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.
On the 21st (Thu), examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion online trip planner.

Getting from Tsilivi (Planos) to Heraklion by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tsilivi (Planos) in July: highs in Heraklion hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.
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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 22nd (Fri), explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Santorini Sailing, stroll through Kamari Beach, and then kick back and relax at Caldera Beach.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fira online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), stop by Little Venice, and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) 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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