12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens
— 2 nights
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
3
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
5
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
6
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights

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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, stop by Plaka, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Athens is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Athens due to the time zone difference. In September, Athens is slightly colder than Singapore - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kalambaka trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Athens to Kalambaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, Kalambaka is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

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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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, thenmake a trip to Spianada Square, thendelve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and finally appreciate the history behind Schulenburg Statue. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Spiridon, thenidentify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, and finally explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town tour planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Corfu Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, Corfu Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Corfu Donkey Rescue
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Mon Repos Palace ©
Mon Repos Palace

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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 22nd (Tue), look for gifts at Mayonaisa Darling, take a stroll through Little Venice, thendon't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), thensee the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Museums Neighborhoods Spas

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
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Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 24th (Thu), stop by Sand Lily Boutique, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Anastasis Church, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, thenexplore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Red Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Fira trip planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imerovigli, Akrotiri
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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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.
On the 26th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion online road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In September in Heraklion, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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

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