12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 6 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
4
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
End: Athens

6
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Erechtheion. Relax by the water at Asteras Glyfada Beach and Glyfada Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Sea Turtle Rescue Centre (in Glyfada), Vouliagmeni (Kavouri Beach, Megalo Kavouri, & more) and Marathon Beach (in Nea Makri). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Dasoktima Tatoiou. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, stroll through Akti tou Iliou, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Athens trip builder tool .

Alexandria, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Erotospilia beach, Akti tou Iliou, Marathon Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Anafiotika ©
Anafiotika

2
nights
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 22nd (Thu), admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, examine the collection at Casa Parlante, take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, then experience rural life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, then kick back and relax at Paleokastritsa Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Holocaust Memorial of Corfu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanoni Beach, kick back and relax at Bataria Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Avlaki Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetry, and finally make a trip to Spianada Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Corfu Town, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kassiopi, Paleokastritsa
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Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach

1
night
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 24th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), take a stroll through Little Venice, stop by Antica Murrina, then stroll through Paradise Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town vacation planning website .

Fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Corfu Town in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Antica Murrina, Panormos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

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, ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, learn about winemaking 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. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fira trip itinerary maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Megalochori, Megalochori - Traditional Village
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Spas
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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