12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 6 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
We've included these beaches for you: Glyfada Beach and Porto Rafti Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Temple of Athena Nike. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Vouliagmeni (Kavouri Beach, Megalo Kavouri, &more), Glyfada (Asteras Glyfada Beach & ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece) and Marathon Beach (in Nea Makri). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, take a stroll through Plaka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus.

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Alexandria, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Corfu Town, Corfu

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, examine the collection at Casa Parlante, visit Corfu Old Town, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Corfu Donkey Rescue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paleokastritsa Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Holocaust Memorial of Corfu. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Kanoni Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bataria Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Avlaki Beach, then stroll the grounds of British Cemetry, and finally don't miss a visit to Spianada Square.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Corfu Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Corfu Town, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 1 night

Chora Mykonos

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), visit Little Venice, stop by Antica Murrina, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and finally stroll through Panormos Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town day trip planner.

Fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Corfu Town in August, plan for little chillier days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, take a pleasant ride with Experience Horse Riding, do a tasting at Gavalas Winery, don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Fira trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.