12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Fira
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
4
Heraklion
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step out of Athens with an excursion to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planner .

Newark, USA to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in June, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
On the 11th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally take a stroll through Little Venice. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Athens in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, and do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A..

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Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In June in Fira, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Kamari, Akrotiri, Boutari Winery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Heraklion

Heraklion ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and finally meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. In June in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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