12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip planner

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
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Oia, Santorini
— 3 nights
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Athens

— 2 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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and visit Monastiraki.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Athens planner.

Cincinnati, USA to Athens is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Athens. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cincinnati in June since evenings lows in Athens dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Liston, and finally don't miss a visit to Spianada Square.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town visit planner.

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. In June in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at Panormos Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then take a stroll through Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip maker.

Getting from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Corfu Town in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Heraklion.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
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 16th (Tue), delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion online route planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Heraklion in 4.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Oia, Santorini

— 3 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 18th (Thu), make a trip to Sunset in Oia, learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Red Beach, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oia trip builder website.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Heraklion to Oia in 3 hours. Another option is to fly. June in Oia sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Oia

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.