12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
2
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
4
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Fiscardo, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h
End: Toronto


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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Panormos Beach and Elia Beach. Visit Paradise Beach and Fokos Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: visit Little Venice, don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, view the masterpieces at Dio Horia, and stop by Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Mykonos Town is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in October: high temperatures in Mykonos Town hover around 25°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Elia Beach, Fokos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for gifts at Faros Market, then ride a horse along Experience Horse Riding, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Akrotiri trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. October in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then stop by Nerium Oleander, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion day trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In October in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Winery Stilianou, Reptisland, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou', then take in the exciting artwork at Technohoros Art Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Pandora Art Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Ermou Street.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Athens day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. October in Athens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Fiscardo.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Fiscardo, Cephalonia

Fiscardo ©
Fiskardo is a village and a community on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, Greece. On the 29th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Fteri Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Myrtillo, and then hike along The Cypress Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fiscardo trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Fiscardo. October in Fiscardo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Fiscardo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fteri Beach, Myrtillo
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Myrtillo ©
Myrtillo

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