12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
3
Athens
— 3 nights
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
5
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
6
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights

1
night
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Schulenburg Statue and then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Corfu Town trip itinerary site.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Corfu Town is an approximately 8-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ljubljana to Corfu Town. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Corfu Town: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Casa Parlante ©
Casa Parlante
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

1
night
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
On the 15th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, examine the collection at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, thentake an in-depth tour of Hellenic Culture Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

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

Do a combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Kalambaka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Corfu Town in August: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Meteora ©
Meteora
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Lion Gate will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis Museum and Ancient Agora of Athens. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Mycenae to see Archaeological Site Mycenae about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Agia Paraskevi Church, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens tour planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Athens in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Athens. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, thentake a stroll through Little Venice, thenstop by Antica Murrina, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Antica Murrina, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paraportiani Church ©
Paraportiani Church
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take a pleasant ride with Experience Horse Riding, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, thenstroll through Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, visit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Mesa Pigadia Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at La Ponta.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Akrotiri day trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Akrotiri are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, Venetsanos Winery, Mesa Pigadia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum of Gouves, thentake an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, thendo a tasting at Winery Stilianou, thensee the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Paterianakis- Κτήμα Πατεριανάκη.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos, Folklore Museum of Gouves, Kazantzakis Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
The Natural History Museum of Crete
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

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