12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Birmingham
+3
Train + Subway + Train + Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— Few hours
Ferry + Drive:  5 h
2
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
6
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Train:  6 h 45 min
End: Birmingham

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for gifts at Mytho, get maximum retail therapy with Tia handmade, and then stop by White.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town tour planner.

Birmingham, UK to Mykonos Town is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In May, Mykonos Town is somewhat warmer than Birmingham - with highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Shopping Tours
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White ©
White
Mytho ©
Mytho

2
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Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 29th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), thentake an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, thendelve into the distant past at Delphi, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo In Delphi. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity, thenHead underground at Corycian Cave, thenmake a trip to Distomo Massacre Memorial, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hosios Loukas.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Delphi trip app.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Delphi by combination of ferry and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Mykonos Town in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Delphi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Distomo, Church of the Holy Trinity, Corycian Cave
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 31st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, thenappreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, thenlook for gifts at Kukuvaya, and finally look for gifts at Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, thendo a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, and then examine the collection at Archimedes Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Olympia road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Olympia are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Katakolo
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Let the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Plaka, take a stroll through Monastiraki, look for gifts at Kerannymi, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ermou Street.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Athens vacation planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Olympia in June since evenings lows in Athens dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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 5th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Heraklion trip planning website.

You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in June: highs in Heraklion hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites
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2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry, see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, thenstop by Faros Market, thenexplore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally look for gifts at Koukla Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry, thenstop by Epilekton, thenlook for gifts at Stardust, and finally look for gifts at Atlantis Books E.E..

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Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Aquamarine Jewelry ©
Aquamarine Jewelry
Stardust ©
Stardust

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