12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece vacation builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h
6
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
End: Athens

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Athens online journey maker.

If you are flying in from Costa Rica, the closest major aiport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade and then steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Corinth Canal, explore the ancient world of Akrokorinthos, and then get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nafplio road trip planner.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in July since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Corinth, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

1
night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and finally appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Olympia vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Olympia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Olympia, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Hermes by Praxiteles
Hermes by Praxiteles

1
night
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
On the 7th (Tue), do a tasting at Grampsas Winery, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then make a splash at Tsilivi Waterpark.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tsilivi trip tool.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Tsilivi takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks

Side Trip

Grampsas Winery
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Tsilivi Waterpark ©
Tsilivi Waterpark
Grampsas Winery ©
Grampsas Winery

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 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Kamari Beach. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Experience Horse Riding, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Fira trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tsilivi to Fira in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Tsilivi, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Amoudi Bay, Kamari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

1
night
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
On the 10th (Fri), catch some excitement at The Cage, get your game on at Throne of Helios, and then kick back and relax at Faliraki Beach.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rhodes Town attractions planner.

Getting from Fira to Rhodes Town by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. In July in Rhodes Town, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Faliraki Beach, The Cage
Highlights from your plan
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Throne of Helios ©
Throne of Helios

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 11th (Sat): cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park and then admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at St. Spyridon First Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Corfu Donkey Rescue, and then expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town sightseeing planning website.

Fly from Rhodes Town to Corfu Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Rhodes Town in July, plan for little chillier nights in Corfu Town, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Corfu Donkey Rescue, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, St. Spyridon First Beach
Highlights from your plan
Aqualand Corfu Water Park ©
Aqualand Corfu Water Park
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue

Similar Plans

15 days in Greece BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 15 days in Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 15 days in Greece & Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 15 days in Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in Athens BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in Athens BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 13 days in Greece BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Greece & Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in France, Italy & Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in France, Italy & Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 13 days in Greece & Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans