12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  15​h
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
5
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Newark

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), kick back and relax at Paleokastritsa Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, and then stroll through St. Spyridon First Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town itinerary planner .

Newark, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Spyridon First Beach, Paleokastritsa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach

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.
On the 24th (Fri), kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, wander the streets of Little Venice, and then look for gifts at Antica Murrina. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach, then stroll through Kalo Livadi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

Before you visit Mykonos Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Corfu Town in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Antica Murrina, Panormos Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Akrotiri and Ancient Thera will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Art Space or S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery. Step out of Fira to go to Akrotiri and see Santo Horse Riding, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, stroll through Red Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop, and gain insight at MATI Art Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fira trip site .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Fira sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Art Space
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

1
night
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 29th (Wed): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip maker website .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For shopping fun, head to Ermou Street or Old Orient Jewelry. Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and wander the streets of Plaka.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip planner .

Getting from Heraklion to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Heraklion in July, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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