12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
Taxi to Heraklion, Ferry to Fira
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 1 night
Ferry
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
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Chania Town, Crete

— 2 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, stroll the grounds of German Military Cemetery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agia Marina Beach, and finally do a tasting at Manousakis Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Agii Apostoli Beach, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chania Town itinerary planning app.

Toronto, Canada to Chania Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Chania Town, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in Chania Town reach 37°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get some cultural insight at Akrotiri and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos. Popular historic sites such as Akrotiri LightHouse and Ancient Thera are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Perivolos, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, and hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fira tour itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Chania Town to Fira in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Fira are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Naxos

— 1 night
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
On the 10th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, stroll through Plaka Beach, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally explore the ancient world of Naos tou Apollona - Portara.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Naxos Town trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Naxos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Naxos Town can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paralia Kalafati, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach, then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Sostis Beach, and then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by ferry from Naxos Town to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Old Fortress Corfu and Casa Parlante. Step off the beaten path and head to Monastery of Paleokastritsa and Paradise Beach. Go for a jaunt from Corfu Town to Paleokastritsa to see La Grotta Beach about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Spiridon, explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and visit Corfu Old Town.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in July, you will find days in Corfu Town are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.