12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  16​h
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
5
Oia, Santorini
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Cincinnati

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip maker site .

Cincinnati, USA to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then don't miss a visit to The Liston, and finally make a trip to Spianada Square.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip planning tool .

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. In June, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Panormos Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapari Beach. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then take a stroll through Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town day trip site .

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. Traveling from Corfu Town in June, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are slightly colder, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kapari Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at 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 Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Heraklion trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mykonos Town to Heraklion takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. 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) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get great views at Sunset in Oia, learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oia travel route tool .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Oia takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Oia can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Wine Tours & Tastings, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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