12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4 h
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Delphi
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Katelios, Cephalonia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h
6
Athens
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  7 h
End: Jeddah

3
nights
Mykonos Town, 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Agios Prokopios Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Old Town and Aegean Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Naxos Town) and Archaeological Site of Delos (in Delos). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town planning app .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in January, things will get much colder in Mykonos Town: highs are around 14°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Archaeological Site of Delos, Paradise Beach, Agios Prokopios Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Old Town ©
Old Town
Archaeological Site of Delos ©
Archaeological Site of Delos

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alikes Lefkimis, then visit Corfu Old Town, and then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Corfu Donkey Rescue, then look for all kinds of wild species at Corfu Reptilla Roda, then examine the collection at Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey Farm.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Corfu Town trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Corfu Town, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Donkey Farm, Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press, Corfu Reptilla Roda, Corfu Donkey Rescue, Alikes Lefkimis
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kalambaka day trip app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Kalambaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Corfu Town in January; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

1
night
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Delphi, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Delphi day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in January, with highs in Delphi at 13°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Katelios.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

1
night
Katelios, Cephalonia

Katelios ©
On the 27th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Mounda Beach, learn about winemaking at Melissinos Winery, and then do a tasting at Divino Wines and Vinegar.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Katelios online tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Delphi to Katelios. Traveling from Delphi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Katelios, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Katelios

Wineries Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Melissinos Winery, Divino Wines and Vinegar
Highlights from your plan
Divino Wines and Vinegar ©
Divino Wines and Vinegar
Melissinos Winery ©
Melissinos Winery

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Get some cultural insight at Acropolis Museum and Plaka. When in Athens, make a side trip to see Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Monastiraki, make a trip to Erechtheion, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Katelios to Athens. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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