12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Houston

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Olympian Zeus and Erechtheion. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Rema ton Mylwn in Corinth--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary tool .

Houston, USA to Athens is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 8 hours. In April, Athens is little chillier than Houston - with highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rema ton Mylwn, Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally look for gifts at Nerium Oleander. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Heraklion day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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.
On the 28th (Tue), kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, don't miss a visit to Akrotiri LightHouse, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, then get engrossed in the history at SYMPOSION by La Ponta, then do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., and finally get impressive views of Santorini Volcano.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In April in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santorini Volcano, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Thu), kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, wander the streets of Little Venice, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. April in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Platis Gialos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Paraportiani Church ©
Paraportiani Church

2
nights
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 1st (Fri): stroll through Paleokastritsa Beach, then examine the collection at Achilleion Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, stop by Mezzo Mezzo, and then take a stroll through Corfu Old Town.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Corfu Town online attractions planner .

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Mykonos Town in April, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Achilleion Museum, Paleokastritsa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach
Mon Repos Palace ©
Mon Repos Palace

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