12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  15​h
1
Athens
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Ios
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Boston

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planning website .

Boston, USA to Athens is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Boston in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 77°F and lows about 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ios.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki

1
night
Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Manganari Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tris Klissies, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kolitsani Beach.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ios driving holiday site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Athens to Ios in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Ios are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fira.

Things to do in Ios

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kolitsani Beach ©
Kolitsani Beach
Manganari Beach ©
Manganari Beach

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll through Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then stroll through Kamari Beach. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then learn about winemaking at Gaia Winery, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fira road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Ios to Fira takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Fira are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari 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 26th (Tue), kick back and relax at Panormos Beach and then take a stroll through Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town holiday maker website .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. May in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Kapari Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Yali Beach and Limni Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: Roda Beach (in Roda), Agios Petros Beach (in Paleokastritsa) and St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, look for all kinds of wild species at Corfu Donkey Rescue, and admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town trip itinerary planner .

You can 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. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Mykonos Town in May, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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