12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4 h
6
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Athens is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in June; daily highs in Athens reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

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

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.
On the 18th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion trip itinerary site.

Getting from Athens to Heraklion by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Athens in June, plan for little chillier days in Heraklion, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): do a tasting at Boutari Winery, then explore by horseback at Experience Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, then do a tasting at Gaia Winery, and then kick back and relax at Caldera Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri online travel route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Boutari Winery
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stop by Mytho, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then wander the streets of Little Venice, then examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town journey builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos Brewing Company, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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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 23rd (Tue), make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park and then step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, make a trip to Spianada Square, and then admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town online route 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. In June, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Aqualand Corfu Water Park
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Aqualand Corfu Water Park ©
Aqualand Corfu Water Park
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.
On the 25th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka day trip planner.

Getting from Corfu Town to Kalambaka by combination of ferry and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Corfu Town in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Kalambaka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

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night
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 26th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, then steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki visit planning tool.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kalambaka in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square

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