12 days in Athens, Crete & Santorini Itinerary

12 days in Athens, Crete & Santorini Itinerary

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Athens
— 4 nights
2
Rethymnon
— 3 nights
3
Fira
— 4 nights

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Athens is 2 hours. In July, Athens is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Rethymnon

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: Souda Bay War Cemetery (in Souda), Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Chania Town (Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, Greek National Football Museum, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, and learn about winemaking at Klados Winery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rethymnon tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rethymnon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Chania Town, Souda Bay War Cemetery, Reptisland, Klados Winery, Lake Kournas
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

4
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fira tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rethymnon to Fira by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Canava Santorini Distillery, Kamari Beach, Boutari Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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