12 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece sightseeing planner
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— 3 nights
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights


Athens — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, stop by Monastiraki, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Heraklion.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Heraklion, Crete — 1 night

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 23rd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, meet the residents at CRETAquarium, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Heraklion day trip tool.

You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Heraklion, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.
Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Side Trips
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Fira, Santorini — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, stroll through Perivolos, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fira trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Fira are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 3 nights

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.
Mykonos Town is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, stroll through Panormos Beach, and make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mykonos Town, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Greece travel guide

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.