12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
2
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Naxos
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
5
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, Parthenon, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stop by Kerannymi Greek Traditional Products, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then stop by Gallery Demeter, and finally see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Parthenon, then explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Athens trip maker website .

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Athens. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Parthenon ©
Parthenon
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santorini Sailing as well as Nea Kameni. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, then step off the mainland to explore Nea Kameni, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally get a new perspective on things with Santorini Sailing. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, enjoy the sand and surf at KAMARA BEACH, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santorini Sailing, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Nea Kameni, Kamari Beach
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Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Santorini Sailing ©
Santorini Sailing
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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.
You've now added 180 Degrees Sunset Bar to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ornos Beach, then kick back and relax at Kapari Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at 180 Degrees Sunset Bar.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town online holiday builder .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kapari Beach, Ornos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Ornos Beach ©
Ornos Beach
Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach

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nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Get some cultural insight at Portara and Old Town. Step off the beaten path and head to Mikri Vigla Beach and Agios Prokopios Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Drossiani Church, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zas Mountain.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Naxos trip planning site .

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Naxos in an hour. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Naxos, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Portara ©
Portara
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Athens

Athens ©
You've now added Temple of Poseidon to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Temple of Poseidon.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Naxos to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
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Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon
Canvas ©
Canvas

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