12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
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Fira
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Athens — 7 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Acropolis of Athens, Kolonaki Square and Parthenon. Kids will appreciate attractions like Acropolis Museum and Plateia Syntagmatos. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, ponder the world of politics at Presidential Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Athens route planning site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Athens is minus 2 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Dubai in December: highs in Athens hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Fira.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
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Fira — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Attractions like Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Sunset in Oia make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: get impressive views of Santorini Volcano, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fira trip maker.

Fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. December in Fira sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Mon).
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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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.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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