12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
3
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then hunt for treasures at Monastiraki, and then wander the streets of Ermou Street. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum and then take a stroll through Plaka.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip app .

Newark, USA to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki

3
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.
Relax by the water at Panormos Beach and Elia Beach. Do your shopping at Tia handmade and Mayonaisa Darling Handmade Jewellery. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, look for gifts at T-bar Mykonos, and stroll through Super Paradise Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town planner .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in July: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach, Ornos Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
For shopping fun, head to Aquamarine Jewelry or Atlantis Books. You'll get in some beach time at KAMARA BEACH and Caldera Beach. Step out of Fira with an excursion to Perissa Black Sand Beach in Perissa--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Sunset in Oia, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fira visit planner .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Kamari, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Sand Lily Boutique
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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