12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planning tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Athens is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Riyadh in August: high temperatures in Athens hover around 39°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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 4th (Wed), stop by Corfu Sandals, examine the collection at Casa Parlante, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, then get a dose of the wild on Madalena Boat Trips, and finally explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Corfu Museum of Asian Art and then cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town vacation planning tool.

Fly from Athens to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Corfu Town dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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 6th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally wander the streets of Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, then stroll through Panormos Beach, and then get interesting insight from GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town driving holiday tool.

Fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Corfu Town in August, you will find days in Mykonos Town are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
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, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fira tour itinerary site.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daytime highs in Fira are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
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 11th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules). Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion travel route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Heraklion are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.