12 days in Athens & Greek Isles Itinerary

12 days in Athens & Greek Isles Itinerary

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12 days in Athens & Greek Isles Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + foot + Fly:  15​h
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  13​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plaka as well as Acropolis of Athens. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take a stroll through Plaka and then kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, and finally admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Athens day trip app .

Washington DC, USA to Athens is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or fly. Traveling from Washington DC to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You've added Amoudi Bay, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Vlychada Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and La Ponta. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

Make your Fira itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Athens to Fira by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, SYMPOSION by La Ponta, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Vlychada Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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 16th (Sun): stroll through Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paraga Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Armenistis Lighthouse, savor the flavors at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, then kick back and relax at Elia Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip website .

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Armenistis Lighthouse, Paradise Beach, Paraga Beach, Elia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

3
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Fortress Corfu. On the 24th (Mon), examine the collection at Casa Parlante. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, stroll the grounds of British Cemetry, then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Spiridon.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town day trip planner .

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Pontikonisi, Agios Gordios Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Agios Gordios Beach ©
Agios Gordios Beach
Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon

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