12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Athens
— 1 night
Taxi to Piraeus, Ferry to Milos
2
Milos
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens
Drive
4
Patras
— 1 night
Drive
5
Vasilikos
— 1 night
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Drive to Zakynthos, Ferry to Pesáda, Drive to Sami
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Sami, Kefalonia
— 1 night
Drive
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Mesolongion
— 1 night
Drive
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Athens
— 2 nights
Fly

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Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planning tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Athens is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Stockholm to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Milos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums

Milos

— 3 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oneiro Milos. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kleftiko Beach, stroll through Paliochori Beach, and examine the collection at Milos Mining Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Milos online holiday planner.

You can fly from Athens to Milos in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Milos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Athens vacation builder site.

You can fly from Milos to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel to Patras.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

Patras

— 1 night
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. On the 14th (Mon), stop by Samovar Natural Cosmetics, snap pictures at Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Patras road trip planning app.

You can drive from Athens to Patras in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Athens in June, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Patras. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Vasilikos

— 1 night
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
On the 15th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nicholas Church and then get a dose of the wild on Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Dafni Beach, then look for gifts at Cinnabar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Dionisios Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Banana Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vasilikos trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Patras to Vasilikos in 3 hours. June in Vasilikos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sami.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sami, Kefalonia

— 1 night
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sami trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Vasilikos to Sami in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Sami can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to Mesolongion.

Things to do in Sami

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Mesolongion

— 1 night
Missolonghi is a municipality of 34,416 people in western Greece. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Historical Museum Diexodos, then examine the collection at Diexodos Istoriko Mouseio, and then steep yourself in history at The Garden of Heroes.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mesolongion day trip website.

Traveling by car from Sami to Mesolongion takes 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mesolongion are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mesolongion

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

On the 18th (Fri), explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, and then take a stroll through Monastiraki.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Athens trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Mesolongion to Athens takes 3 hours. Traveling from Mesolongion in June, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.

Zakynthos travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Flower of the East
Located just off the west coast of mainland Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a reputation as both a party destination and a family-friendly getaway. Packed with foreign tourists along its eastern and southeastern coastline, the island also features numerous tranquil pockets in its central region of forested mountains and rolling hills. Avoid the overcrowded east by discovering the island's less-explored northern sections, which contain a series of deep caves that feature sun reflecting on seawater and white stones, creating a striking shade of azure particular to this part of the world. The northern capes of the island also offer the calmest waters, which lap a string of developed beaches with plenty of modern facilities.